August 2022 National Real Estate Market Update Part 2: Interest Rates UP! What about Home Buyers?

August 2022 National Real Estate Market Update Part 2: Interest Rates UP! What about Home Buyers?

With interest rates rising, are there still options for buyers who want to buy a home? You may be thinking, how are rising interest rates going to affect my purchasing power? How difficult will it be to get my offer accepted? The market has been crazy recently, so I totally understand why you have these questions. Hi, I’m Tanja Odzak, Our East Bay Home brokered by eXp Realty, and we are seeing changes in the market recently, let’s break down the data and what experts are saying about this recent shift.

According to Keeping Current Matters, the numbers are showing a light at the end of the tunnel for buyers. There has been a steady decline in the number of offers that have been received on homes, from 5.5 in April to 4.2 in June. There has also been a decline in the number of offers that are being offered that are over the asking price. In June 61% of offers were over asking price, and in July that number dropping to 55%. And to top it off, sales are slowing which is causing inventory to rise, which is a good thing for a buyer in our market. Although, according to the experts, we are still in a sellers market, and the market still has not returned to the numbers we saw before 2020, but it is still a slow return that could be a positive turn for buyers that are looking for a home. If you are interested in what the market looks like for you and what options you have when it comes to buying, please reach out to my team today and we can help you make the best decision for you and your home. 

Whether it’s YOU, or SOMEONE YOU KNOW, I’m here to help with your home buying and selling needs and take amazing care of you. I’m Tanja Odzak, Our East Bay Home brokered by eXp Realty and I’m always here to help. Reach out anytime even if you’ve just got questions.

I’m a Top Producing Realtor® in the OAKLAND / BERKELEY / EAST BAY AREA. I’ve been in the San Francisco East Bay Area since I came up to do my undergrad at UC Berkeley (a long time ago!), with a short stint at UC Davis while getting my Master’s. I take my duties as a Realtor® and Fiduciary very seriously, I enjoy educating my sellers and buyers along the way. Putting People, Before Profit. 

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