Hard to believe that it’s already 2011! WOW, seems like it was just yesterday we were dealing with the whole y2K panic attack!
What will we call this decade and the previous decade? We had the eighty’s, ninety’s but will this decade be the teens???? I wonder how they will sell the greatest hits albums down the road?
I hope everyone had a great and safe new year and enjoyed the time away from work to relax with friends and family.
I always believe the glass is half full and I think 2011 will be a good year for many of us. I believe we have pushed passed the worst of this great recession and will see continued economic improvement across the board.
In today’s article of DS News San Diego is a market primed for success in 2011. Veros real estate solutions predicts that San Diego will be the strongest market for appreciation with about 3.5% over the next 12 months. The top 5 markets are listed below. Among other markets it predicts will have strong gains in 2011 are Pittsburgh and Fargo.
1. San Diego / Carlsbad / San Marcos, CA +3.5%
2. Kennewick / Richland / Pasco, WA +3.4%
3. Pittsburgh, PA +2.7%
4. Fargo, ND-MN +2.6%
5. Washington / Arlington / Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV +2.5%
For people in my home market of San Diego I really believe it’s a great time to purchase. Many buyers want to purchase and can afford to purchase but are unable to obtain financing with stricter lender guidelines. Make sure you are working with a good lender. The issue of financing remains the most difficult obstacle for many buyers.
I hope 2011 bring great success for you. We will be here ready to help you with all of your real estate needs.