Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Another milestone

After passing the milestone of 500 active condo listings in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral in September of this year, we broke through 600 this week, less than 2 months later, at the same time that the rate of sales hit it's yearly low. What this means for buyers is bargaining strength and plenty of choices. For sellers it's a reality check. The days of multiple, over-asking-price offers are over, at least in the short term. I still see plenty of optimistically-priced properties but we are starting to see sellers come to terms with the changed market and set their prices accordingly. If you're looking to purchase in our area, this is your best opportunity in years. I expect an increase in activity in January as our snowbirds arrive (at a less frenzied pace than the last few seasons), so, your chances of hammering out your best deal will be before that time. Email me for a list of my favorite deals of the moment.