Friday, 28 January 2011
So are you cutting your selling price too!
As a seller get real guys...or wait it out if you can.
Back to basics is the name of the game with YOUR HOME being the highest demand in the buying/selling market and anything else that is non-essential is put on hold for now.
So agents love the low interest rates but hate the fact that the banks are tight with their lending criteria, the mortgage brokers are sweating blood and from what we hear it takes on average 4 attempts per bank to get a positive answer - no wonder they are barely surviving this market, its tough out there.
Reasons for selling are a real mixed bag but from surveys taken:
17% are downscaling due to financial pressure
18% downscaling because they are getting older
10% are emigrating
8% relocating within South Africa - probably all going to Cape Town.
15% because of change in family structure
9% want to be closer to work or schools
So its still a buyers market for sure.