I’m not one to talk about hype or anything like that but I felt compelled to write this post for those of you who may be considering purchasing a bank owned townhouse in Regal Palms but may be hesitating or waiting for prices to drop even more. I have spent the past two weeks showing property almost everyday in Regal Palms and the past year watching the Regal Palms pricing and market, I can finally say that now is the time to buy in Regal Palms. The bank owned properties are reaching all time lows in the 60K range. Most of the bank owned townhouses in Regal Palms that are coming on the market are the smaller floorplans (1400 sq ft) and they aren’t flying off the shelf (but are still selling). It’s the larger floorplans (1800-2000 sq ft) lock out units that are going under contract almost within days of being listed.
I just talked to the listing agent of one of the bank owned 2000 sq ft units in Regal Palms, I had a buyer who wanted to place an offer, and she said that before she could even get updated photos and market the listing online she has multiple offers on the property. It pretty much flew off the Regal Palms real estate shelf in a matter of 48 hours. The other 1800 sq ft lock out townhouse was gone within a few weeks and seemed to get multiple offers all at one time. When it rains it pours in Regal Palms. My advice to any buyers hesitating or waiting to put an offer in on a Regal Palms Townhouse is to strike while the iron is hot. These townhouses are a hot ticket right now, buyers are reacting to the the all time low prices and I predict than when summer comes and the real estate market in Davenport picks up that the Regal Palms bank owned inventory will start to clear out.
I don’t foresee prices dropping much more on the bottom end units that are alreadyi n the 60K range. I do think that some of the townhouses priced above $150,000 will be forced to reduce their pricetag over the next six months but I would be very surprised to see the lower priced twnhouses (Under 80K) drop anymore than they already have. It’s turning into a bidding warzone and buyers are acting. So if you’ve considered a Regal Palms purchase you may want to take advantage of the current low prices.