You are right, not many homes are coming currently on the market. That is typical for the summer months. However, that will change again soon and you need to be ahead of the game this time. See the slower time as your opportunity to educate yourself about the market (and also to get the financing lined up, since you will not have enough time to start this process once you find the right home).
Since you feel that you are coming too late into the game, you probably also have not seen many houses. If you did, very good. If you did not, you will need to. Especially in this price range, where houses move a little faster, I try to educate my clients as much as I can upfront , show them houses in that price range, even if they might not be 'perfect'. Sometimes, pictures do not tell the whole truth and you need to see a property in person. That will also give you the opportunity to visit different neighborhoods and/or different house styles. In other words, you get the experience in a short amount of time, you will get a feel for the market and you will know when a house is priced right so you are ready to pull the trigger when you see the right one ... and yes, only a Realtor will be able to give you up-to-the-minute information so you will be one of the first to see the house next time around.
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Till Horkenbach, ABRÂ® , SRESÂ®, e-PROÂ®
REALTORÂ®, Sales Associate
KELLER WILLIAMS - Village Square Realty
201-445-4300 (o) | 201-310-1260 (c)