Complete this Sentence Game, Realtor Edition
Today's question is not whether it's a good time to buy a home. Your own budget and lifestyle needs are the best answer for that. Instead we have little game of Complete this Sentence: It's a great time to buy a home because...
Real estate agents spout the line so consistently it's become kinda funny. That's okay; they're in the business of selling, and if I should hire one to list my house, it's salesmanship that I would be after. Still, it draws a chuckle every time I hear the phrase.
I'll get us started with real-estate-biz logic about why whatever time it happens to be is actually a great time to buy a home.
It's a great time to buy because
...interest rates are low. You can afford more!
...interest rates are high. They could go even higher!
...inventory is high. Great selection!
...inventory is low. Everybody's doing it!
...it's spring. Peak selling season!
...it's summer. Families have to get settled before September!
...it's fall. The second peak season!
...it's winter. No competition!
...the stock market is down. Real estate is safer!
...the stock market is up. More money for your downpayment!
...it's baseball season. Why d'ya think they call it home plate?
Complete your sentence in the comments below. Best entries will go up for a vote in the next Weekend Poll.
It's a great time to buy because...
April 13, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
Categories: Buying , The market | Tags: Realtor, great time to buy a home, housing market, real estate
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