NOW is a Great Time to Buy or Sell

Posted by Jessica Botkin on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 9:54am.    1333 Views

A Minute with First Financial Bank 

I recently sat down with Connie Hilton of First Financial bank to find out the Why’s behind the media shouts and screams of, “NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY OR SELL.” So for those of you who have put your real estate dreams behind you for the last few years, put on your listening ears….

is now a good time to buy a homeIt’s the time of the season for buying (and sellllliiiiing) read it to the tune of,  The Zombies 1969 hit, Time of the Season.  Historically, April-August are the most optimum months of the year to make your move in real estate. We are in the thick of the market in early July! Hoping for more details? Read on!

5 Solid Reasons to Leap

Economists look to 5 specific keys before declaring the economy and the real estate market ripe for the picking. I’ve broken it down to everyone’s fave elementary school writing theme of, who, what, when, where, and why…..

 Who-Before leaving office Ben Bernanke offered a sound economic outlook regarding housing and jobs.  

What- The word for today is job, J-O-B. Our current unemployment rate is 6.3%, this is the closest we’ve been to the historical norm of 6% in nearly a decade!!

When-Right now! Seriously! Rates had climbed early on this year but we’ve seen a decline the last month, meaning it is really a fantastic time to put it on paper.

Where-The US is reporting strong spending across the board from retail to restaurants to entertainment, we all know that is indicative of a strengthening economy. Cha-Ching!

Why-The tax cuts put into play years ago are finally paying off? It’s a possibility. Coupled with the fact that employers are offering decent raises rather than pay cuts have increased our sense of security. 

Let’s not forget the bottom line here, after years of living a sedentary lifestyle, the vast majority of us are ready to really dig in and experience life again and what better way to move forward than to move into the home of your dreams?!

 - Good to know! 

Jessica Botkin

Greater Dayton Ohio Realtor or 937.469.3404

3 Responses to "NOW is a Great Time to Buy or Sell"

Cindy wrote: Hey, this is just what I needed to hear, and made my other half read this, ha! We're buying up around the Cleveland area, and working with a different agent and she's been great (one of your's).. but Tim has just been waffling on the idea and now we're going to just do it. thanks

Posted on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at 11:43am.

Jessica Botkin wrote: Cindy that's such great news, lucky for you, you've chosen the best company in the biz to work with ;) Good luck on your purchase!!!!

Posted on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at 4:54pm.

Greg Hancock wrote: Heya Jessica, I was actually reading a lot of material about Bernanke's outlook, and jives with a lot of other sources. This slow but steady plodding progress we've seen is great. My only concern is that unemployment should continue to eek down as interest rates rise. So far, so good.

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:06pm.

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