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Housing Market The Cost of a Home is Far More Important Than the Price Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there is a shortage in supply […]
Buying a Home Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean There has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be longing for the open spaces that suburban and rural areas provide. In a recent Realtor Magazine article, they discussed the issue and addressed comments made by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National […]
Buying a Home 2020 Homebuyer Preferences Some Highlights A recent study from HarrisX shows the current health crisis isn’t slowing down today’s homebuyers. Many buyers are accelerating their timelines to take advantage of low mortgage rates, and staying home has enabled some to save more money to put toward a down payment. Reach out to a local real estate professional today if your needs have recently […]
Homeownership Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020 So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the resulting recession, just to name a few, the second quarter of 2020 has had more than a few challenges. Amidst the many roadblocks, however, the U.S. homeownership […]
Buying a Home Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again Some Highlights  For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 35% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes […]
Buying a Home Pent UP Demand We notice a very interesting dynamic in the market right now. There was clearly a pent-up real estate demand created during the recent time when in-person showings were not allowed.  The numbers back it up. First, a little background.  During a portion of “Shelter in Place,” all in-person viewing of properties ceased.  Instead, buyers spent […]
Home Prices Today’s Expert Insight on the Housing Market   Some Highlights According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, home prices are forecasted to rise. Results from the Existing Home Sales Report note that home sales declined in March due to the coronavirus, but prices are still strong. Reach out to a local real estate professional to get a better understanding of your home’s value today. https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2020/04/24/todays-expert-insight-on-the-housing-market-infographic/
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Buying a Home 10 Steps to Buying a Home Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a guide with 10 simple steps to follow in the homebuying process. Be sure to work with a trusted real estate professional to find out the specifics of what to do in your local area. […]
Mortgage Rates Impact of the Coronavirus n the US Housing Market The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect on various markets, let’s also acknowledge the true impact it continues to have on lives and families around the world. With all this uncertainty, how do you […]
Investing Corona Rates Interest rates on a 30-year mortgage right now are just about the lowest they have ever been in history. The rate today is 3.45% The lowest-ever in November, 2012 was 3.31% A year ago they were 4.35% So, what gives?  Why are rates so low?  It turns out that the coronavirus is pushing rates down […]
Home Buyers Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place to call their own. This can create multiple offer scenarios and bidding wars, making it tough for buyers […]
Buying a Home Where Homebuyers Are Heading by Generation Some Highlights: Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market. A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, it […]
Buying a Home How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Home The gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an affordability crisis in housing today. It is true that home prices and wages are two key elements in any affordability equation. There is, however, an extremely important third component to […]