Why Wait? Here's Why Now Might Be the Perfect Time to Make Your Move in the San Diego Real Estate Market

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 Why Wait? Here's Why Now Might Be the Perfect Time to Make Your Move in the San Diego Real Estate Market

As you contemplate the possibilities for the year ahead, perhaps one of your major aspirations involves making a move. But the question lingers: When is the ideal time to take that leap? While conventional wisdom often points to spring as the prime homebuying season, the truth is, you don’t necessarily have to wait until then to sell. Here's why seizing the moment could be advantageous.

1. Capitalize on Lower Mortgage Rates

Just a few months ago, in October, 30-year fixed mortgage rates reached a peak of 7.79%. However, in January, they plummeted to their lowest level since May. This significant downward trend in rates means you may not feel as constrained by your current mortgage rate as you did previously. Moreover, with more buyers re-entering the market in response to these favorable rates, there's a surge in demand for homes. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, notes, "Given this stabilization in rates, potential homebuyers with affordability concerns have jumped off the fence back into the market."

2. Stay Ahead of the Competition

Presently, there are still more individuals seeking to purchase a home than there are properties available for sale. This circumstance places you in an enviable position. However, it's worth noting that with the recent uptick in new listings, more sellers may be re-entering the market in San Diego County. Also, listing your home now enables you to outpace your competition and ensures your property stands out. By working with an agent to set the right price, you could facilitate a swift sale with multiple offers. According to U.S. News, "When there is low housing inventory, sellers could get top dollar for their homes."

3. Seize the Opportunity of Rising Home Prices

Industry experts predict that home prices will continue to climb throughout the year. What does this mean for you? If you're contemplating selling your current residence and purchasing another, moving now could be advantageous before prices escalate further. Acting promptly allows you to acquire your next home before it becomes pricier.

4. Harness Your Equity

Today's homeowners in San Diego County possess substantial amounts of equity. In fact, according to a recent report from CoreLogic, the average homeowner with a mortgage holds over $300,000 in equity. If concerns about home affordability have been holding you back from selling, recognize that your equity can significantly facilitate your next move. It may even cover a significant portion, if not all, of the down payment for your next home.

Bottom Line

If the thought of selling your home and transitioning to a new one has crossed your mind, don't hesitate to contact a local real estate expert, Kimberly Koll to initiate the process. Acting now positions you to gain an edge over your competitors in the market.

Embrace the opportunity that lies before you. The time to make your move is now. And Kimberly Koll and her team at Heritage Homes are ready to partner with you on this journey.


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