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What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market have changed some opinions. Some analysts are now predicting that home value appreciation may begin to increase as we move forward. Here are three examples: Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American “Data on the movement ...

May 24th, 2019 | First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and premium home markets which is causing prices to cool. Demand continues to rise with lower-than-normal inventory levels in the starter and trade-up home markets, causing prices to rise on a year-over-year basis for 85 consecutive months.

May 16th, 2019 | First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, infographic, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in lifestyle might necessitate a change in the type of home they live in. That two-story, four-bedroom colonial with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. When they decide to travel to be with friends and family, locking up the house is too time-consuming and worrisome. Instead, a nice ranch home with 2-3...

May 10th, 2019 | Baby Boomers , Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Luxury Market, Pricing, Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average credit score on approved loans continues to fall across many loan types!

April 18th, 2019 | Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, infographic, interest rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Rent vs Buy, Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices! The best way to show what’s really going on in today’s real estate market is to go straight to the data! We put together the following three graphs along with a quote from Chief Economists that have their finger on the pulse of what each graph illustrates. Interest Rates: “The real estate market is thawing in response to the sustained decline in ...

April 12th, 2019 | First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, interest rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, 3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year over the past two years, but have started to slow to 4.4% over the last 12 months. By this time next year, CoreLogic predicts that home values will be 4.6% higher. With prices slowing from their previous pace, homeowners must realize that pricing the...

March 29th, 2019 | First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

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