Through all the volatility in the Boston real estate market right now, some have put their Boson condo for sale search on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest report, they revealed:
“The March ShowingTime Showing Index® recorded the first nationwide drop in showing traffic in eight months as communities responded to COVID-19. Early April data show signs of an upswing, however.”
Why would people be setting appointments to look at prospective homes when the process of purchasing a home has become more difficult with shelter-in-place orders throughout the country?
1. Some people need to move. Whether because of a death in the family, a new birth, divorce, financial hardship, or a job transfer, some families need to make a move as quickly as possible.
2. Boston Real estate companies have become very innovative, utilizing technology that allows purchasers to virtually:
- View Boston condos for sale
- Meet with mortgage lenders
- Consult with their agent throughout the process
All of this can happen within the required safety protocols, so Boston real estate professionals are continuing to help families make important moves.
3. Buyers understand that mortgage rates are a key component when determining their monthly mortgage payments. Mortgage interest rates are very close to all-time lows and afford today’s purchaser the opportunity to save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the loan.
Looking closely at the third reason, we can see that there’s a big difference between purchasing a Beacon Home last December and purchasing one now (see chart below):
Boston Real Estate and the Bottom Line
Many families have decided not to postpone their plans to purchase a Seaport condo, even in these difficult times. If you need to make a move, let’s connect today so you have a trusted advisor to safely and professionally guide you through the process.