My work days (although selling and renting extremely quickly), have been relatively slow lately which is not a bad thing as I am finally able to do some catch up work. The housing inventory is quite low for both homes for sale and for rent and many people with little income are finding it very difficult to find housing as price increase. The stress of not being able to find a place to live has resulted in many tearful meetings as I break the news that I have nothing available in their price range. Whether you're a buyer or a tenant, you are competing with many others seeking to find housing so it is necessary for you to put your best foot forward.
An interesting twist on this season's market is the effect of the flooding we are currently experiencing. I expect that it will kill the river front property sales and maybe even some lake front sales. Viewing a home with sandbags, road closures, water in the house, destroyed yards, lost docks and more, does not give buyers that warm and fuzzy feeling of a romantic evening sitting on the deck and gazing across the river. Currently, it is more a panic feeling of how much is this damage going to cost!
This too shall pass and when it does, we will quickly forget, break out our kayaks, fishing poles and flip flops and enjoy this beautiful county we live in. What????? Is that a bar-b-que I smell? Keep a positive outlook, we will survive!