Allen Tate’s Pat Riley talks about economic recovery in latest Carolinas Market Update
Believing you can achieve is half the battle when facing any challenge. It’s that same kind of confidence driving buyers back to the Carolinas’ real estate market in 2013.
Appreciating home values, realistic comparables, and a modest increase in interest rates are all reasons consumers are asking “when do I pull the trigger for my next life move?”
The “confidence factor” is key to a stable and healthy real estate market, says Allen Tate Company President and COO Pat Riley in the July-August edition of Carolinas Market Update, a bi-monthly real estate video series produced by Allen Tate.
As home values continue to appreciate, Riley says buyers have a returned confidence in knowing that they can sell their home at a certain price, and buy a home that will increase in value at the same or greater pace. The 40-year low in new housing starts and eight-year low in resale inventory continues to cause a housing shortage in some markets, resulting in competition from buyers and even commanding multiple offers at some price points.
Allen Tate’s Pat Riley talks trends, opportunities in latest Carolinas Market Update
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 19, 2013) – It’s easy to make bold predictions going into a new year. But when the forecast begins to play out, it’s time to get excited and optimistic.
Increased buyer activity, low inventory and improving pending home sales are all strong indicators that real estate is trending well in the Carolinas, according to Allen Tate Company President and COO Pat Riley.
“Home appreciation continues and properties that are memorable and priced right are selling with multiple offers, due to the lowest inventory in history,” said Riley. “The Carolinas can boast, in many markets, that they’ve flipped from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market, with prices appreciating.”