Your Lakes Region Real Estate Horoscope
The residential home inventory level in our Lakes Region report bumped up an inch or two from 1328 homes available on July 1 to 1351 available as of August 1 at an average asking price of $491,503. The median price point is at $259,900. The current inventory level represents a 20 month supply of homes on the market. We are down, however, from the 1412 homes available on August 1, 2011.
I continually strive to bring you the latest, up to date real estate market data, info on good deals, real estate insights, and sometimes utterly useless dribble. I thought I would present a much needed and, amazingly, never before seen Real Estate Horoscope. Following this sage advice, which is scientifically based on your astrological sign, will surely lead you to a better and much happier real estate transaction and life.
Aries (March 21 – April 19) You are enthusiastic and optimistic about finding your new home, but you should realize that this can be a long process so don’t become moody and impatient when the search drags on a little. You tend to be impulsive, so listen to what your real estate agent says about values and you will be rewarded.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) While selling your home has been a bit of a marathon event, your patience and persistence will pay off handsomely for you. A new buyer is waiting in the wings. While you do not like change use it to your advantage to buy the upscale home and create the lifestyle you have always wanted.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21) Although you are very independent and energetic you can also be somewhat superficial and indecisive. Those weak traits can be countered with the help of a real estate agent. Try and focus solely on the task at hand: the search for your new home. Doing so will dramatically shorten your time line to success.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22) You have overcome your fear and entrusted the sale of your home to an experienced agent. Completion of the recommended improvements to your property will undoubtedly be swift and provide positive results. While you are overly sensitive to criticism about your home, a continued trust in your agent will prove to be the shield you needed.
Leo (July 23 – August 22) You are never one to settle for second best especially when it comes to buying property. You are confident that you can get your new home at a greatly discounted price. However, you must remember that you are not in total control of this situation, the seller has the final say in what he will accept for his property. Avoid being melodramatic about it and you could have a home fit for the king of the jungle.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) You are highly observant and analytical, so much so that you may over analyze every home you wish to purchase and never find one that is suitable. Let the professional home inspectors be the judge of the structure and focus on the feel of the home. Learn to trust and have faith in the unknown and a new home will be entrusted to you.
Libra (September 23 – October 22) Balance is key. Buying a fixer upper and rehabbing the property may be the best choice for you. You may be somewhat indecisive, but your intuitive instincts will tell you what and when to purchase and how to turn a significant profit on the resale. Focus on upscale properties, they suit you better.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) You are one that always gets what you want and so it is in the case of your next home purchase. While you feel you must be in control of every situation you may not find that practical when buying a home. Your tendencies toward manipulation could backfire. In the end you will, as always, be successful and purchase the home you always wanted.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) You like to put all your cards on the table and don’t like playing mind games, however, that can cost you money in real estate. Listen to your REALTOR® with respect to the offer you will receive soon on your property. Your emotional detachment from your home makes you the perfect seller.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) You are fiercely independent and patient when it comes to finding your next home. You always make wise investments as you look long term which is what a home purchase should be. You tend to view everything as either black or white but homes tend to be mostly shades of gray. The sooner you come to that realization, and you will, the sooner you will find your new home.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) While you are creative and original, you are also stubborn when it comes to deciding on which home to buy. That unique home you have been seeking to purchase is just around the corner both figuratively and literally. But don’t be too clever in your negotiations, it could spoil the deal.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20) You are just having a weird day, but tomorrow will be better. Trust your gut feelings and you will be able to negotiate a favorable deal whether buying or selling despite your lack of self confidence and desire not to upset the other party. You are usually right in your decision making process, so don’t be oversensitive.
Call me anytime for a personal astrological reading of your real estate future…
Data was compiled as of 8/1/12 using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System.