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a buyer's market

An economic situation in which supply is greater than demand, thereby resulting in lower prices, more choices, and greater leverage for the buyer. The opposite is called a seller's market. The recent advances in solar-panel technology have made it a buyer's market for those looking to integrate solar energy into their homes or businesses. I'd keep renting for now—if the real estate bubble bursts again, it will become a buyer's market for houses.
See also: market

a ˌbuyer’s ˈmarket

a situation in which there is a lot of a particular item for sale, so that prices are low and people buying have a choice: We got a very good deal on our new car — it really is a buyer’s market at the moment. OPPOSITE: a seller’s market
See also: market
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Brigitte Tenbergen, a luxury sales specialist at LuxHabitat, a luxury real estate brokerage in Dubai, concurs: "It's definitely a buyer's market emerging in Dubai as prices have been dropping by almost 15 to 20 per cent since the peak of prices on luxury properties last year between February and June."
In another sign that the buyer's market has faded, home seekers have started to complain about lack of inventory, Wohlfarth said.
BUYER'S MARKET: Roger Darnton, right, of Roger Darnton Estate Agents in Guisborough says despite less activity last year, 2009 has seen transactions back at 2007 levels
Strong Buying Opportunities in Life Settlements, Non-Distressed Assets Selling at Distressed PricesLife Solutions International to Host Free Webinar on Opportunities in Distressed, Insurance-Linked Assets The market for insurance-linked assets has become a buyer's market with conditions generally viewed as very favorable to those currently purchasing or entering the life settlements arena.
And, unlike the six states where foreclosures dominate the market, Washington--49th out of 50 states in the number of foreclosures--and Whatcom County are expected to continue to experience a normal buyer's market through 2008.
She talked with co-workers and learned that the market in her area was a buyer's market. As a recent graduate of Hampton University, Justice could easily have waited to make such a large purchase, but she wanted to take advantage of her potential negotiating power.
I mean, I think I want a new house; most of my friends and family members have one and they tell me: "It's a buyer's market. Buy now before it's too late." So I am buying a house.
A one-month increase of 3,859 residential foreclosures nationwide during May tracked by Foreclosure.com con-firmed the existence of a buyer's market in the residential real estate sector, noted Brad Geisen, Foreclosure.com president and chief executive officer.
The motor industry is feeling the pinch." All of which means that if you're out there shopping for a new motor, it's most definitely a buyer's market.
After more than three years of a buyer's market, U.S.
-- The 2004 Winter Buyer's Market of American Craft, which will be held Feb.
Because of the uncertainties, there is a strong buyer's market, and many downside protection covenants will be easy to negotiate for.
Research by independent price monitor CarPriceCheck.com points to a buyer's market for Mondeo Man now.