Orange County Housing Report: Housing Demand is Back!

For the Orange County housing market, the Super Bowl typically marks the largest increases in housing demand.  Below is a great article from fellow Director at the Orange County Association of Realtors:

A Normal Housing Cycle: Demand may not quite be at where it was in the mid-2000’s, but it is finally following a normal cyclical pattern.
Absent housing rebates, the real estate market is finally functioning on its own. It is easier to gauge where the market is heading. Demand is not being propped up like it was last year in the spring or 2009 in the winter with the first time home buyer tax credits. So, what does a “normal” housing cycle mean to Orange County?
After taking down the holiday decorations, stuffing them into their corresponding boxes and then putting them away in the attic, everybody has been able to turn their attention to life as usual. That includes the return of buyer demand. Demand surges at the end of January, levels off in February and then swells to its highest point of the year from March through May, the spring market. At the same time, many sellers know it’s the best time of the year to sell, so a larger number of homeowners place their homes on the market.
WARNING TO SELLERS: just because it is the best time of the year to sell, that does NOT mean that buyers are willing to pay a premium for a home in today’s market.  Read the rest of the article at:

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