Monday, June 30, 2008

We have nothing to fear but fear itself...and high interest rates

Okay, in the grand scheme of things, my real estate world is pretty small. But in my experience: In the last week, three separate buyers of three separate properties got could feet about even making an offer. They're convinced that prices will go down, and are too afraid to buy now. I'm hearing this from every agent I work with.

And maybe there's good reason. Due to rising interest rates, another buyer client couple that I work with will be paying $500 more a month on the same mortgage amount that they would have paid in April, even though their own financial picture hasn't changed. Yikes.

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