Yakima Wa Ranked in top 5 places to sell a home in the country
Yakima’s property market gets national attention, this after the town makes the top five list of places in the country to sell a home. Now, a more in-depth look that make Yakima shine in property. “We are starting to to see buyers come back to the market, and the home market appears to have turned a corner for the better,” announces Lawrence Yun of the nation’s organisation of Realtors. Turn on any corner in Yakima, and you can see houses, heaps of them, for sale.
“The number one factor for a market holding its worth over time has to do with what kinds of roles are fueling the local economy,” announces spokesman Amy Bohuntinsky. Great returns for crops grown in Yakima county is one reason why the valley economy is doing better than most. “Prices for virtually each crop is up and we really produce something here in the Yakima Valley that is made us recession-proof,” announces Yakima property agent Bob Spain.
Spain announces inducements like the eight-thousand dollar tax break for first-time home purchasers are fueling houses sales. “Most of the first time house buyers are in that price range under 200-thousand so that market’s doing real well right now,” he is saying. Spain reminds homesellers to price their houses competitively, since it is the buyers who have the higher hand these days. “If you wish to sell your home, price it a little below what you suspect the value is, my private experience is that those are the homes that are selling,” he is saying. With that recommendation in hand, sellers may be ready to replace those “for sale” signs, with “sold” signs. Realtors in Yakima also say regardless of the town’s high ranking on state surveys, sales of houses are down in the county about a 3rd from last year.