If you are the owner of a Boston condo in Beacon Hill or perhaps a high rise condo in downtown, your property is among the most sought-after real estate in the United States, and you will likely be able to entertain a few bids should you choose to enter the red-hot sellers’ market. The American housing market is not entirely cyclical. Periods of heavy activity come and go. Sometimes they favor buyers and other times they favor homeowners who have built a generous amount of equity. Trying to time the housing market is not a good strategy. The key is to decide whether to participate or not. In late summer or fall of 2018, people who own condos in downtown Boston should consider selling them, and here are some reasons why.
1. Millennials Want to Buy Urban Properties
Demographics and lifestyle are two factors making your downtown Boston condo very desirable. If you decide to list your unit, you may notice many of the bids will be placed by young prospective buyers. Members of the Millennial generation tend to prefer living in urban centers with pedestrian appeal, a trend that is boosting property value and profile.
2. A Housing Bubble May Be on the Horizon
Boston condo prices are rising here and across the United States. In some places, they are rising very quickly. This could be a prelude to a housing bubble, and you don’t want to get caught inside. Instead of holding out until prices are higher, consider listing your Boston condo now.
3. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Rising
If you think the sellers’ market is here to stay, think again. Janet Yellen, the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, has made it clear that interest rate hikes are clearly coming soon, which means prospective borrowers are rushing to get their mortgages now. When the prime rate goes up, housing markets go down.
4. The Political Climate Is Unstable
Recent history shows that political crises at a major level are certainly possible, and few people think about buying condos for sale in Beacon Hill when the political climate is in flux.
5. Inventory Is Shrinking
As more condos in Beacon Hill are sold, listings become more scarce and buyers become more motivated. If you do not want to spend too much time and effort preparing your unit for listing and showings, take advantage of current market conditions.
6. Many People Are Moving Here for Jobs
Here’s another factor that explains why your condo might be attracting so much attention: a 2018 research study published by ZipRecruiter indicates Boston is a top market for college graduates looking to land their first major job. As a result, property investors who wish to become landlords are very interested in Boston.
7. It’s Time for a Fresh Start
If you feel it is time for a change, selling your condo may be the fresh start you need to explore new opportunities in life. Take your proceeds and start a new business, see the world, or embark on a new adventure.
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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs
In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.
For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.
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