albuquerque: Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price - 03/30/21 05:00 AM
For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home and tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price of the house. Buyers would then try to determine how much less than the full price they could offer and still get the home. The asking price was generally the ceiling of the negotiation. The actual sales price would almost always be somewhat lower than the list price. It was unthinkable to pay more than what the seller was asking.
Today is different.The record-low supply of homes … (3 comments)

albuquerque: Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market - 03/30/21 04:54 AM
Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people across the country. Here are the top two to keep on the radar this season.
The Biggest Perk for Buyers: Low Mortgage Rates Today’s most compelling buyer incentive is low mortgage interest rates. The 30-year fixed-rate is now averaging just over 3%. While that’s slightly higher than the record-lows from 2020 and earlier this year, it’s still way … (3 comments)

albuquerque: How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget - 03/30/21 04:44 AM
Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares:
“Since January, mortgage rates have increased half a percentage point from historic lows and home prices have risen, leaving potential homebuyers with less purchasing power.” (See graph below):
When buying a home, it’s important to determine a monthly budget so you can plan for and understand what you can afford. However, when you need to stick to your budget, even a small increase … (1 comments)

albuquerque: 2021 Real Estate Myth's - 03/27/21 08:48 PM
There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate landscape. Here’s a little clarity when it comes to 5 common myths about the 2021 housing market. With these busted myths in hand, be sure to also work with a trusted real estate advisor so you can decipher local facts from fiction along the way. Here are 5 common misconceptions about today's competitve market.
It's better to get pre-approved after you find the perfect home to buy.Reality= You should get pre-approved before you begin your … (2 comments)

Phillip Gonzales, We Make It Happen! (Keller Williams Riverside)

Phillip Gonzales

We Make It Happen!

Albuquerque, NM

More about me…

Keller Williams Riverside

Address: 6240 Riverside Ln , Ste 100, Albuquerque, NM, 87120

Mobile: (505) 930-1413

Office: (505) 897-1100



RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog