Current Tampa Real Estate Trends

By: Lance Mohr

There is an old saying that no news is good news. There may be some truth to that adage. However, when it comes to the real estate market including the Tampa real estate market it is vital that you stay up to date with the current news and with developing trend. It is not wise to hide your head in the sand.

For example, if you are interested in selling your home, there will be certain market wide trends that will be beneficial to you. On the other hand, if you are in the market to buy a home, there will be other market trends that while not necessarily favorable to a seller will be helpful to you.

Experts have reported that the housing market nationally took what is being described as a sharp turn for the worse in the last few months. The sales of previously owned homes fell to a record low.

There are two reasons why the housing market appears to be slumping even further according to industry analysts. First, the continued problem with foreclosures has contributed to the housing market slump. Second, lenders continue to tighten standards for home mortgage loans which is restricting the amount of money which is available to people looking to purchase a home.

Inventories of homes that are now on the market for sale has reached a record high at this point in time. This trend is common throughout the United States, and has impacted the Floridian real estate market as well. Indeed, the housing market remains flat on some level in the Tampa and Tampa Bay area at the present time. This renders the Tampa real estate market to be something of a buyer's market at this juncture.

However, the future for sellers is not a bleak. Indeed, with the actions that are being taken by some lenders and with some adjustments that have been made in the prime rate, the housing market nationally, in Florida and in the Tampa area is expected to pick up positively towards the beginning of the coming year.

Therefore, if you are contemplating putting your home onto the market for sale, you may want to avoid rushing to do so. You may want to wait at least through the winter before you put your home on the market for sale, which should be a point in time when market trends become more favorable for a person interested in selling his or her real estate.

Of course, if you do have any questions about the timing of putting your home on the market, you should consult with a professional Tampa Realtor. An experienced real estate professional can assist you in making certain that you are able to take advantage of all market trends to get the best deal on the sale of your home.

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