Homebuyers in the Waterloo Region should brace themselves for a competitive spring market. Despite the slower start, the current real estate landscape still favors sellers due to high demand and low supply. This is reflected in the increase in home prices on a month-over-month basis. While prices may have fallen in comparison to last year, they are expected to continue to rise steadily.

The good news is that some stability in mortgage rates has brought about a return of buyer activity. This means that we are starting to see a return of multiple offers and bidding wars, which could lead to properties selling faster. However, it’s important for buyers to be prepared to act quickly and make competitive offers if they want to be successful in securing their dream home.

Overall, the spring market in the Waterloo Region is showing signs of picking up, despite the slower start. With the right strategy and preparation, both buyers and sellers can navigate this challenging, yet rewarding, real estate market.