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Sherry, Home Buyer in No where near you

Why are you on our weather site with houses nowhere near where we live?

Asked by Sherry, No where near you Fri Jul 27, 2007

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Hi Sherry,

You filed this question under 'Using Trulia' so I'm assuming that by 'you' you mean Trulia. Unfortunately though I'm not clear about what you are asking. What weather site are you referring to? If you can provide us with more information we'll investigate any problems you are encountering.

Thank you,

Emily Gibson
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Some people might want to buy in other places, some places may have no homes for sale. If the homes are on the net somewhere, they're probably here. If not you might also check or just call your local realtor. If you need assistance finding homes just let me know your criteria, price range, contact info, and timeframe for moving and we'll try to put you in touch with the right realtor for you.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Hmmm.... no humidity, mostly sunny (like 300 other days of the year) chance of showers, High in the 70's with low humidity here in Colorado Springs....

It's actually a great question Sherry because many sites and their cookies can track information back to a local level, and correspondingly give you exclusively local information. The dancing alien advising me of low mortgage rates on is advising about "rates dropped in Colorado!" not Atlanta. But there are some wild stats from the last couple years of home buying (these are from the NAR 2006 Homebuyer and Seller profile). Around one in ten homes purchased were vacation homes and almost 25% of homes were not primary residences. Real estate isn't exactly mobile, and it is still very local, but there are an increasing number of individuals that own property in more than one state and increasingly in multiple states, sometimes countries. There is supposed to be a national real estate slump going on right now but the "Bubble burst" is hardly uniform. Some markets are heating up this summer while others chill, and even in an area like the single county I work in, there are MLS areas with less than 4 months of inventory on the market and that number is shrinking and others with 12 months of inventory and that number is expanding. The average is 6, but six doesn't tell the story. Some dirt is worth more than other dirt, and some dirt is more popular than other dirt. We're a fairly consumer-centric society, as is the internet, and in a modern-day wrinkle, you're seeing "opportunity" advertised on your weather site that wasn't what you expected.

So to make a short answer long, you're obviously not looking to buy a home outside your market. Someone else might be, and that someone is likely looking for opportunity in many different places. And checking the weather to see if their golf game/bike ride/stroll will be rained out tomorrow.
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