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Lately, there have been many headlines circulating about whether or not there is an “affordability issue forming in the housing market.”If you are considering selling your current house and moving up to the home of your dreams, but are unsure whether or not to believe what you’re seeing in the ne...
10/23/2018
In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author ...
10/17/2018
For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame?Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject:Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers are healthie...
10/16/2018
According to the latest New Residential Sales Report from the Census Bureau, new construction sales in August were up 3.5% from July and 12.7% from last year! This marks the second consecutive month with double-digit year-over-year growth (12.8% in July).The report also showed that builders have ...
10/10/2018
Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’ market after sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years. Is this really happening?...
10/04/2018
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another quarter of a p...
10/02/2018
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market’s demand for it. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confid...
10/02/2018
We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace it did earlier this year. The result will be many headlines written to address the impact that these two situations will have on home values.Many of the...
09/27/2018
The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search.Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. E...
09/25/2018
Some Highlights: Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market. Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are available. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.
09/21/2018
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