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An Insider's Guide to North San Diego County's Coastal Real Estate
Jim Klinge, broker-associate
858-997-3801
klingerealty@gmail.com
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617 Saxony Place, Suite 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Jim Klinge
Cell/Text: (858) 997-3801
klingerealty@gmail.com
701 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011


Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Interest Rates/Loan Limits, Jim's Take on the Market, Why You Should Hire Jim as your Buyer's Agent, Why You Should List With Jim | 0 comments | Print Print

Mortgage Rates Have Improved

Mortgage rates have come down nicely – let’s hope they stick!

Higher rates are what keep buyers on the couch.  When they see rates go up, they expect sellers to lower their prices to compensate.

But if we can get rates back into the low four-percent range, or gasp, maybe under four percent (with some buydown), it might cool off the buyers’ demand for an offset.

The extra drama isn’t good for anyone.

If we can keep the focus on just one single thing – the price – we’ll be fine.

I think sellers are willing to be reasonable, it’s just a matter of when.

My Rule of Thumb for Sellers:

  • If you’re getting offers, your list price is about right.
  • If you are getting visitors, but no offers, then your price is 5% to 10% wrong – or yours is being shown to help sell the better-priced home down the street.
  • If you have no showings, your list price is more than 10% wrong.

Once we’re past the holidays and rates get reasonable, we’re out of excuses!

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