Just before Thanksgiving I met with 11 of the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Raleigh area. We are all members of the Triangle Area Luxury Home Marketing Group. This group represents several real estate offices throughout the Wake County area. We meet once a month to tour each others homes for sale that are priced $750,000 and up. I have been a member of the group since it began in Raleigh back in 2004 and we always share what we are seeing in the market place.
What is Happening With Luxury Homes Here in Raleigh?
This past meeting I asked everyone what percent they believe real estate values have fallen in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex and Triangle area. We all agreed prices have dropped 15% to 20% in the upper end and at least 10% drop in other price ranges. This is so much better than other areas of our country but, still very painful to folks who need to sell now. 28% of American home owners are under water and that number is expected to be in the 45% by the end of 2010.
If you know of anyone who needs to sell and finds themselves in this negative situation have them call me or visit my web site to learn about some of the solutions available. Several years ago we all believed Raleigh homeowners would be mostly bullet proof when it came to declining real estate values. Now we know different. Ouch it really hurts!