Our Outer Banks market is poised for a great 2020. Here’s why.
What’s in store for our Outer Banks market in 2020? To answer that question, let’s recap what happened in 2019.
November was the biggest month in terms of homes going under contract since the MLS started tracking this metric in our area in 2013. This means that January and February of 2020 will feature a tremendous number of closings, which is a good thing because it creates momentum heading into the second quarter of the year.
Before that, the market almost stalled near the end of the second quarter and the beginning of the third because interest rates jumped. After rates were reduced (twice), the floodgates opened. Interest rates are still low and the market is still strong, so if you’re thinking of buying or selling, now’s the time. 2020’s first quarter should be stronger than anything we’ve seen in the last decade.
I think we’re in store for a great 2020 in the Outer Banks market.
After this propels us into the summer months, if history is any indication, we should see a bit of a dip right before the election. Uncertainty creates indecision, but that’s OK—we expect a great fall/winter season next year, which will put us in a great position once 2021 is ready to begin.
Keep in mind, I don’t have a crystal ball. If the Federal Reserve were to raise interest rates by 0.25% or even 0.5%, it would slow everything down considerably. That being said, I think we’re in store for a great 2020 in the Outer Banks market.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a property or you have any more questions about our Outer Banks market, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.
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