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By Stephanie Mojica

A growing number of homebuyers are exhausted with the nuances of acquiring a property, leading some to continue renting, according to

Jenna and Gil Watts in Savannah, Ga. have been looking for a home since October 2020, but have lost out to buyers who can pay cash for a property. Several offers of theirs have been rejected because people from the Northeast and the West Coast had recently sold their homes and made all-cash offers, the couple told


When the Wattses relocated to Savannah, they only expected to rent for about a year. They have seen over 50 homes and are still not homeowners. Gil Watts was born and raised in Savannah, and both husband and wife are exhausted and disappointed.

“When I see new listings, I don’t get excited anymore,” Jenna Watts said. “I feel burned out. Sometimes I feel numb to the whole process because it’s been so repetitive, and it just feels like things are stagnant and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.”


Only 17% of respondents to a February survey from Fannie Mae said they thought it was a good time to buy, while 59% said they thought it was a good time to sell.

Danielle Hale, chief economist for, said this problem is common and is affecting buyers and sellers. The current situation has created a “nobody’s market,” Hale noted.

Stephanie Mojica

Stephanie Mojica, writer of How One Writer Shifted From Settling for $12 an Hour to Prospering at Over $90 an Hour and shorter books such as Quick Answers to Frequently Asked Credit Questions, is an award-winning journalist with publications such as USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Virginian-Pilot, among many others. She helps executive coaches, business consultants, business owners, attorneys, and other decision makers generate more money online and become the go-to expert in their field by guiding them step by step through the process of writing and publishing a book.

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