that are in your range! is your agent full time .......or sometime?
There is hope! Hang in there.
Maybe you should look at condos or townhomes. Have your agent look for listings that are giving priority to owner occupants. I am affraid you may be competing with investors.
Kawain Payne, Realtor
So sorry that you are having challenges with your offers......unfortuneately, in our current market we are experiencing very low inventory, which creates great buyer demands, and multiple offers.
To give you an idea of what's currently going on, here are some statistics:
2012 sold homes in the AV - 5606
2011 sold homes in the AV - 5889
Current ACTIVE/AVAILABLE homes to bid on:
1/1/13 531 homes
1/1/12 1426 homes
And just as a piece of information our area covers Acton to California City - Holiday Valley/Antelope Acres to Lake Los Ageles, a very large geographic area.
Make sure you and your agent are in communication, keep writing offers, just make sure that you do not fall into the trap of writing on just anything, just because you really want to buy a house. Make sure you are writing serious offers, not too over list, unless the home is truly listed under market.
If you are a 1st time buyer - have you looked at City of Palmdale or Lancaster homes? Depending on your income, these may be a great alternative, not a lot of multiple offers, but there are maximum & minimum income requirements.
I wish you the best of luck.
Tamara Stoebe, REALTOR/Notary
GRI, e-PRO, CHS, QSC
DRE License #01827461
Prudential Troth REALTORS
1801 W. Ave. K
Lancaster, CA 93534
Fax (661) 422-3006
Work with your agent to examine the patterns of your offers. Are you putting enough down? Are you under-bidding? Is there anything you can do to improve your chances.
As a Realtor, I too get frustrated when when a client and I are not bidding in a successful manner....we are people too! (and we don't get paid for our time).
Good luck to you.
You will either have to be patient and build up your Credit and your "stash" or you will have to be very creative.
Unfortunately; you are asking your Reator to do a lot of extra work for very little commission. Think of that.