Here are the Biggest Compromises Homebuyers are Making in 2022

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In a seller’s market like the one we’re in now, many homebuyers are having to compromise to find and buy their new home.

Over the past year, the biggest compromise buyers have made is having to spend more. Forty-eight percent of buyers in a new HomeLight survey said they paid a higher price than they expected. No surprise there, what with home prices up all around the country.

What’s especially interesting to me are the other compromises buyers are making. Almost one-third ended up buying an older home than they wanted. And almost a quarter of buyers said they compromised on the size of the home, its overall condition, and/or the size of the yard.

Here’s the takeaway for Tri-Cities homebuyers: Think about what you’re willing to compromise on and what you’re not. We’re succeeding in getting our buyer clients into new homes, but not without some give and take along the way.

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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