Las Vegas, NV (PressExposure) September 04, 2009 -- Kate Ford knows 2009 is not a familiar real estate market. No it isn't. Not a buyer's market. Not a seller's market.
Like never before, it is a shop-until-ya-drop market across the USA. With the abundance of houses available through the misfortune of foreclosure, new home buyers have opportunity to be picky.
Any home buyer attempting to buy a house during a seller's market remembers standing in line waiting for an offer to be accepted, praying not to get caught in a bidding war, willing to accept the leftovers. On the other hand, purchasing real estate in a buyer's market was accompanied by increasing mortgage rates. Seems home buyers couldn't get a break.
But what about today with the abundance of foreclosed properties on the market sitting empty and waiting to be snatched? How can a buyer decide? Of course there is no right or wrong. Even Benjamin Franklin understood.
"Beauty like supreme dominion is but supported by opinion."
One thing is certain. Home buyers today don't have to settle for leftovers! That is why buyers will do well to narrow down preferences before shopping commences. Modern or vintage home? Condo or farmhouse? Suburban new construction or traditional mid-century?
Home buyers should take into consideration their preference of #1 Architecture #2 Design #3 Efficiency standards
and of course their ability to perform repairs. But most of all, it's a matter of taste.
For more about choosing the type of house to suit your lifestyle, see Modern or Vintage [http://www.prime-real-estate-articles.com/modern-vintage-home.html] What Home Is Best For You? at Kate Ford's website Prime-Real-Estate-Articles.