You’ve been busting your butt looking at homes for most of this year since you decided that buying was the path you would take last fall. You’ve spent hours searching online. You really had no idea it would be like this in 2013, you thought your timing was perfect…unfortunately everybody else thought the same thing. You’ve looked at just about every open house possible and certainly you’ve seen everything that’s come available in your price range. You’ve read countless disclosures, seen almost unlimited virtual tours and been driven crazy by a number of realtors…maybe even your own. Probably, you’ve written several offers….and you’re really exhausted! It’s too darn much! You just want to get settled and start living life. It’s really hard if you’re an FHA buyer because you’ve got less than 20% down payment and you’ve been competing against folks who are offering cash or huge down payments. You need a break, huh? You want to give up.

It’s really understandable. Many people are in the same situation. Nobody expected that the inventory would be this lean in 2013 or that so many people would enter the market place. Lots of folks right now feel like taking a break from all this stress and anxiety. I have clients of my own that have expressed the idea of waiting for next year to see how it develops. I completely understand, but I really think that waiting doesn’t solve anything. All those reasons you wanted to buy a place still exist today. Have rents been going down this year? I don’t think so. I don’t want to sound like a commercial, but I think the solution is to stay the course. Buying is the right thing to do. It’s a long hard process, but it’s worth it in the long run. It’s inevitable that the right place will come along if you have patience. Prices certainly don’t appear to be going anywhere but upward. Seriously, it’s hard to do what you’ve been doing…but hang in there. It’ll happen