Robert Bridgforth with Wilkins & Co. Realtors said the boom has been going on since about January.
“Sellers are getting multiple offers within two weeks of listing dates. The historically lowest interest rates, sometimes below 3%, are driving buyers to commit to 30-year fixed rates,” he said.
Other aspects of the pandemic
Moody also cites the low interest rates, but added that some workers actually got an economic boom during the pandemic.
“The essential workers are working extra, and the workers who got temporarily laid off got an economic boost from the government,” she said.
That can be tricky, though. She said that workers need to be back at work for a couple of paychecks before being approved for a home loan.
One of her clients had to postpone his new home search because he took a free pass on a house payment, which disqualified him.
Another way the pandemic