I am not a Realtor, but a long time property inspector. I can confirm your frustration as many of my clients have worked for months to find a property. Unfortunately, California home builders have not been building over the last five years which is not helping as we still have an increasing population. I think if you find the right Realtor, they can sometimes find a property coming on the market before it becomes know to all and this may help you. I definitely think going it alone or without a great agent would be a big mistake. We were up 30% in number of inspections last year so their are properties moving, it's just a matter of getting the help you need to find one.
Ventura has a total 94 single family homes & condos listed for sale in the local Multiple Listing Service today - that is low inventory! How soon are you ready to buy? Are you working with an experienced Realtor now who contacts you daily with new properties listed for sale in your price range? It's important to work together as a team to find and buy a residence in beautiful Ventura.
I'd like to know if we could work together to accomplish your real estate goals, if you're not using the services of another real estate professional at this time. Please feel free to contact me with your housing needs. Thanks for your real estate question and comments.
Karla Reed, Broker
That is true for the most part, depending on your needs and desires. Sellers are sitting on the fence right now and with interest rates so low the supply is not meeting demand. If you look at purchasing
a home as a game of patience, you will prevail.
Please don't give up. Your can tell you right away when a home hits the market.
At this time the best plan is offering full price on a home you like, subject to appraisal of course, so you are protected in case it does not meet value. In some cases, our offers have been over asking
if we know the demand.
Good Luck Sara.
Current Ventura home listing inventory:
Ventura New Listings (17)
Ventura Foreclosure Listings (9)
Ventura Short Sale Listings (71)
Ventura Single Family Homes for Sale (140)
Ventura Condos & Townhomes for Sale (40)
Good luck in your efforts to become a homeowner!