RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—As the cold temperatures become a distant memory, and the spring selling season gains momentum, consumers have come to agree on one thing—now’s a good time to get off the fence and into the real estate market. This is the overall theme in the latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker survey, a monthly survey that tracks the spending and saving habits of consumers in order to get an indication of what’s happening in the market. “This month’s Spending and Saving Tracker provided an up-to-date look at various consumer trends and gave us the opportunity to assess how consumers are feeling about the current market in addition to gauging homeowner confidence,” says Leah Gerstner, vice president of public affairs at American Express.
“This month’s survey points to the fact that consumers overwhelmingly feel that we are in the midst of a buyer’s market,” she adds. The data also points to the fact that a seller’s market is at least a year away, which is certainly positive news. While homeowners aren’t necessarily willing to settle for less than the asking price when selling their home, two of the biggest areas of interest in the latest survey deal with homeowners including home improvement projects on their to-do list, as well as the willingness to include concessions to get their home sold.
This is an excellent article about home buyers and an increased level in buyer confidence. although it clearly states that it’s a “buyer’s market” this isn’t entirely bad news for sellers. This means that more buyers are going to be coming onto the Albuquerque home market, which will means more potential for your home if you’re a seller. And if you’re a seller who will be buying another home after you home sells, you will also be able to take advantage of this great buyer’s market when you buy your next home.
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