Buyers February 22, 2014

Argument that housing is actually underpriced

Interesting presentation Wednesday at Windermere Premier Properties Breakfast. Gardner acknowledges potential economic issues (more national than regional) and posits that home prices in the Seattle Market may be underpriced v. the trend line. My take: that is likely true for some properties, and appreciation may cure all, but…in this market of low supply/high demand, there is always the risk of over-payment. Said more clearly, I think the value is there on a lot of the transactions out there, but…some of the new owners will need many years of appreciation to protect them from the risk of having to sell what they’ve bought in a Buyer’s market. Advice: It is OK to pay top dollar for a great property…but be mindful of resale value.