Listings are tight and that means the market will remain difficult for buyers and excellent for sellers. Our transition into the neutral market seems to be sliding back in favor of sellers. It seems that sellers are staying put. Vancouver and Clark County remain a hot destination as new people from Oregon and Seattle are flowing into the region. Meanwhile few Clark County people want to leave. A possible additional complication is that people in a position to move up may be uncertain about the economic future with COVID still raging and uncertainly in future governmental policy. If this is the case then that leaves even fewer new listings in a market filled with ready, able, and willing buyers.
I think the vaccine roll out and a slowdown in new cases later in the spring (hopefully) will ease the jitters of some local move-up sellers. This should help boost inventory in the traditional spring season.
If you are thinking about upgrading your home now could be the perfect time. You will get top dollar for your current home maximize its equity thus putting you in a stronger position ie. larger down payment, lower future payment, etc. when you offer on the next home. Interest rates remain extremely low, but that may not be the case in the future since the feds are printing massive amounts of dollars to combat COVID-19. Even if the housing market were to take a dip next year, the interest rates combined with he capture of a large equity pool would most likely carry you through any future downtown, grinning.
Reach out to me or your local trusted agent today to find out what your specific situation looks like.