After several years of a smoking hot real estate market, the Bay Area housing market is starting to take a turn. No, we are not in a bubble. Prices are not going to plummet. Inventory has increased along with rising interest rates, and buyers are becoming pickier. Thus, we are seeing sellers lower their prices to compete with neighbors and a rising inventory. Despite fewer people outbidding each other, the overall market is growing but at a much slower rate. In fact, it is a great time to buy as interest rates are still very low and you will have a newly larger selection of homes to choose from.