For the majority of the buying and selling market there isn’t a choice. But as I have been asked the question by a potential vendor, I thought I would try to give a balanced answer as to whether it is better to buy or sell your house first. Selling the home you’re living in before buying another one is the financially safe option in most circumstances.
The sales statistics for January 2014 are now out and, to my fevered real estate mind, make for some very interesting reading. There were 36 Residential sales in Upper Hutt, down somewhat from 61 in January 2013 and with 366 properties for sale on Trade Me as of the 17th February the question has to asked, is this a buyer’s market?
A very happy new year to you and welcome back to my real estate musings, I hope that 2014 is going to carry on in the same vein as the last 2 years and see further increases in sale numbers in Upper Hutt while sending positivity out into our local market universe.