Cowlitz News and Real Estate


The harsh reality of today’s Cowlitz County real estate market.

For most people change is hard to accept especially if is not on ones favorite. A negative change is a fact that current real estate sellers are facing in most part of the nation. For the most part (talking real estate here) Cowlitz County seems to be on its on little world hardly falling into the national trends but this time local sellers are starting to face the harsh reality of today's challenging market. But even though the local market has slowed tremendously, there is a huge inventory and homes are taking longer to sell but prices are holding at the same level of last year.

The meltdown of the sub-prime lending market is in big part to blame for the current slow real estate market activity that we are experiencing these days. The end results of the so call sub-prime lending market and its meltdown has left many home owners struggling to hold on to their homes and many cases had lost them (that is why we are seeing many more foreclosures than previous years), the lending guidelines have tightening up and had left hardly any buyer able to qualify for a loan to buy a home.

The conclusion is that having hardly any qualified buyers to buy and many home owners affected by the meltdown, getting into financial hardships and are now having to sale their homes the real estate inventory has increase tremendously, homes are taking way longer to sell and serious price reductions have been the order of the day recently.

If you are currently a home owner facing this situation, know of someone who is or just like to know what options are out there for people facing this problem feel free contact me to see what options are out there. 

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Venancio Gonzalez - GRI, e-PRO Broker with Windermere Kelso/Longview, serving Longview, Kelso and surrounding Cowlitz County real estate markets. or (360) 751 4001.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsVenancio Gonzalez • January 20 2008 04:39PM