June 4, 2010
Here is some additional verification on the condition of the area lakeshore market.
This information is gleaned from our local Multiple Listing Service and it reflects the year-to-date activity for 2005-2010 for waterfront residential properties on all area lakes.
Based on the information, I would conclude that 2010 summer selling season offers Buyers two complementary opportunities: 1) The available inventory is 4 times larger than 2005! 2) Seller motivation and willingness to negotiate are at very high levels.
The trend also seems to indicate that the market has started a reversal in which those Buyers advantages may be starting to diminish.