Home sellers do the unthinkable (in some markets)

Trying to buy a home for the past decade has been a very stressful exercise.

And while interest rates were low, and credit was relatively easy to get, home prices rose relentlessly.

Increasingly desperate buyers have been forced to engage in bid wars, give up inspections and even venture out for the chance to purchase a piece of the American Dream.

The competition has only intensified with the Covid pandemic. Newly freed from having to work in the office, employees sought comfort in low-cost communities away from coastal enclaves that have traditionally seen the highest prices and bid wars.