What Do Bunnies Have To Do With Real Estate

The Oxford Mississippi housing market is hot right now.

Buyers consist of first-time homebuyers, parents purchasing condos for their college students housing needs, and Ole Miss football fans who want a place to stay in the fall during the games. There are also families that just want a bigger home, rental property investors, homeowners who want to downsize, and workers relocating to the area for a new job.

Between 2013 and 2014, Oxford and Lafayette County was ranked the 15th fastest growing “micropolitan” area in the U.S., by the Census Bureau. And it is the fastest growing part of the state of Mississippi.Peeps bunnies cropped.jpg

So many people are moving here or want to buy a place to stay when they visit. But we have a shortage of homes available leaving buyers scrambling to purchase what they can and what they need.  With this comes even higher prices for housing (law of suppy and demand). I often hear renters and first-time buyers complain about the cost of housing. “There is no affordable housing in Oxford,” they say.  Well, there is, but it gets snatched up so quickly when it comes on the market leaving wannabe first-time homebuyers scratching their heads.

My suggestion for those that want to purchase a home in Oxford is to be prepared: get your finances in order, have a plan, get a pre-qualification from your bank so you know how much you can borrow and in what price range you can search. Once you are on top of the money process, find a real estate agent to help you.  Start a relationship with a local agent who will then know what you want, how much you can spend and how quickly you can jump on making an offer.  In this market, if you take your time searching the internet and then have to find an agent to get the ball rolling, you might miss the opportunity.

So what do bunnies have to do with real estate?  They represent homebuyers hopping on housing opportunities as fast as they can. Be a bunny!

Eileen Saunders, Realtor with Tommy Morgan Realtors~2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655~662-404-0816, 662-234-5344. Equal Housing.

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Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

Dr. Seuss’s imagination is the influence for many unique houses. Click here for one of them located in Alaska, close to the North Pole and, I’m sure, the Grinch’s lair.

You can find Seuss houses in his books and books-turned-movies, too.

While there aren’t any Seuss-inspired houses in Oxford, MS, I’m sure there are many kid’s bedrooms that have a Seuss twist to them.

When my boys were younger we decorated a baseball-themed bedroom with a Seuss poster. The walls resembled a baseball field outfield wall with advertising on it. In place of advertising we put cool, kid posters, one of which was of the Seuss books which is the closest we ever got to a Seuss-inspired room.  Other bedrooms we’ve seen resemble Seuss-style and you can find them on the internet.

Seuss had some things to say about housing in his Green Eggs & Ham story:

“Would you like them
in a house?
Would you like them
with a mouse?

I do not like them
in a house.
I do not like them
with a mouse.”

Click here for another Seuss-inspired house.

“Whoville” may be a cool place to live..

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but, when I really get to thinking…I am happy in Oxford and hope you are, too.

 

Eileen Saunders, REALTOR with Tommy Morgan Realtors, 2092 Old Taylor Road, Suite 101, Oxford, MS 38655 662-404-0816 or 662-234-5344 Equal Housing.