By Tamra Haase

First  we didn’t have enough homes for the buyers. Now, we have a lack of toilet paper. Who would have thought? 

Before the quarantine, houses were selling for good money just weeks ago. We aren’t sure if the slow down will last for a month or more, but we know that people still need a roof over their heads. As the saying goes, “We are all in this together”.

The serious buyer knows that the interest rates are still great, so this is a good time to buy. Of course, you won’t be human if you weren’t a little concerned. No one should stop their life. Business is still moving along and how this period will affect the housing market is yet to be seen. But buyers are still out there and ready to purchase. Job security may be a concern for a few, but if you’ve been in the market to buy a home, please don’t be discouraged.  You can still be a homeowner in 2020.  Jobs will come back and Tucson will bounce back, as we always do.  My friendly reminder is to shop and dine at the local restaurants and stores to help our economy soar upwards right here in our own backyards.

Some sellers have been hesitant to allow open houses in order to implement health precautions, but rest assured, they do want to sell their home. 

If you are the buyer, please be understanding and patient with the sellers during this time. 

There’s no denying it, this is a challenging time. It may be difficult to adjust to the new normal, but for sellers, price, condition, and location are still the key to a successful sale. Buyers, take advantage of this time. There aren’t as many buyers out on the market, so it’s a great time to find the perfect home. If you are a landlord, you are fortunate and someone needs your house to call their home.

We all have something in common during a crisis — we want to have a place to make memories and come home to at the end of our day.

Continue to be safe, well and patient. 

Let’s look towards Tucson’s future with a positive attitude through the good days and the bad.

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