Stuck in a Home

I visited with a family last night who feels stuck in their home. They want to move up because prices are amazing in the Las Vegas market. However, they had their home listed for months with an agent before deciding to move back into it and pull the listing. I felt bad for the agent as well.

CNN featured an article about being in a home you don't want but can't sell. Many may be in that situation. They want to move up or down or just away but can't because of the inability to sell.

The only thoughts we could give last night was to hold on for some time. The market has softened considerably and it isn't going to spike up over night. Home owners should save money where they can and prepare for the opportunity down the road. There will be a day months out or in a year or two when a strong shift is likely to occur as a natural real estate cycle. The shift will happen significantly in Las Vegas because of the nature of the growing economy. More people will be moving in that available residences. That demand will drive prices up nicely. If you are considering a sale ask your Las Vegas real estate agent what your options are.