market update: A Housing Market Meltdown Possibly? Some Experts Disagree... - 06/02/16 06:20 AM

We want to let you know that "rumors of a new market meltdown" are not based on any reputable data. As proof, we offer you the comments of the following experts who have a totally different view on the current housing market.
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR:"In spite of deficient supply levels, stock market volatility and the paltry economic growth seen so far this year, the housing market did show resilience and had its best first quarter of existing-sales since 2007."
Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com:"We had a triple crown of April home sales reports, so 2016 is in … (0 comments)

market update: After Selling: Upkeep or Downscale? - 05/17/16 05:50 AM


A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let's look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller's market. In a recent blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, highlighted the advantages of selling your current house and downsizing into a smaller home that better serves your current needs. Ramsey explains three potential financial advantages to downsizing:
A smaller home means less space, but it also means less time, stress … (0 comments)

market update: Home Prices Are Rising! And No, It's Not a New Housing Bubble Forming - 03/14/16 04:25 AM


We recently reported that home prices are continuing to rise across most of the nation. This has created concern in some pundits that a housing bubble, like we saw ten years ago, is forming again. We want to explain why these concerns are unfounded. The current increase in home values can be easily explained by the theory of supply and demand. Right now, the number of families looking to purchase a home is greater than the supply of homes on the market. Here is a chart that explains how the months’ supply of housing inventory impacts home values:
 
According to the latest Existing Home … (1 comments)

market update: 2016 Household Formations - Are the Kids Finally Moving Out? - 02/18/16 04:36 AM


During the recession, many young adults graduating from college were forced to move back in with their parents. This caused new household formations to drop dramatically from the long term average of 1.2 million formations annually to half that number. However, this may be the year this turns back around. According to the Urban Land Institute’s report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, household formations will increase dramatically. They project that 3.68 million additional households will be formed in the next three years. This brings household formations back to pre-recession numbers of 1.2 million a year.
What will happen in 2016?One of the key indicators … (0 comments)

market update: NAR 2014 Homebuyer and Seller Generational Trends Study - 09/14/14 11:00 PM

According to a recent National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) study, Generation Y (born 1980-1995) — sometimes called Millennials or Generation Next — make up the largest share of homebuyers (31%) in the U.S. They also make up the smallest number of home sellers (12%). Generation X (born 1965-1979) is the second-largest group of homebuyers (30%) and the largest group of home sellers (29%).
The NAR report breaks down the large Baby Boom Generation into two groups. Those born 1955-1964 accounted for 16% of home purchases, while those born 1946-1954 were responsible for 14% of home purchases. The Silent Generation (born … (1 comments)

 
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