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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.
Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every month, the economists at CoreLogic release the results of their Home Price Insights Report, which includes the actual year-over-year change in prices across the country and their predictions for the following… Continue reading Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018
Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!
You read that right! First-time buyers across the country are getting creative when it comes to saving the necessary down payment to buy a home. Many couples are asking their wedding guests to contribute to their “Down Payment Fund” rather than fulfilling a traditional registry. This is fueled by the fact that many couples live… Continue reading Having Trouble Saving Enough for Your Down Payment? Crowdfund It!
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was recently released. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner was $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth… Continue reading The Net Worth of a Homeowner is 44x Greater Than A Renter!
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of building permits issued in June was 850,000, a 0.8% increase from May. How will… Continue reading Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? Competition Is Coming!
Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don’t wait until they hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!
It should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers. According to a report from Realtor.com, 86% of 18-34 year-olds and 84% of those aged 35-54 indicated that their home search areas were defined by school district boundaries. What is surprising, however, is that 78% of recent homebuyers sacrificed… Continue reading Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School Districts
For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment. It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which… Continue reading Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?
Will home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there are available homes for them to buy. This is known as the theory of “supply and demand,” which is defined as: “The amount of a commodity, product, or service… Continue reading Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home Values
We met Michelle Through my mother Della. She was attending a realtor course taught by Michelle and they became friends. After talking to my mom, we knew that we had to have her as our realtor. We contacted Michelle and were immediately met with kindness and professionalism! We explained exactly what we were looking for in a home. Within a day she had listings for us to look at. We didn’t look at very many homes before we found one we loved. Then we lost it! It happens when you’re shopping for a home. Then Michelle went above and beyond! She found us another home in the same neighborhood, built by the same contractor with nearly an identical floor plan but mirrored. We love our home and loved our experience with Michelle and Charles Burt.
Michelle was trust worthy she went out of her way to make sure everything was ok at the house after moving out of state and kept in contact with us would recommend to anyone who is selling.
John and Angie George