Crunchtime for Stimulus Deadline

J Philip Faranda April 22, 2010

The latter half of April has been maniacally busy for me because of the stimulus deadline of April 30. I have been working nonstop for the past week, save for collapsing at home at days end. It takes every waking minute just to handle what is coming across my desk. Offers, inspections, contracts, and showings showings showings. 

I miss my kids. At least, I miss my awake kids. 

We are heading into the last realistic weekend for any area buyer to get into contract by the deadline, since we take some time to get contracts out (thank you lawyers). Consequently, I am at it each day until I drop. 

What will happen May 1st? Will the market go dead again? Will sellers lose what little leverage they had and get more desperate? Will casual buyers disappear from the market now that the $8,000 incentive is gone? Or will the Spring cycle continue through July 4 because of the pent up demand from the slowness of the prior crummy years? Questions loom. 

I know what I am doing May 1st. I am getting up in the morning and going to work. I’ll return calls, follow up on leads, and blog. 4 kids know no off season. 

Make hay while the sun shines!

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