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Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down?

According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for sale this year compared to last year has increased for the last four months, all while sales of existing homes have slowed compared to last year’s numbers. For over three years leading up to this point, the exact opposite was true; Inventory dropped as sales soared. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun shed some light on what could be contributing to this shift, “This is the [...]

By |2018-11-07T05:00:43+00:00November 7th, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing|Comments Off on Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down?

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  596 Homes Sell 278 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.20

By |2018-11-02T04:00:41+00:00November 2nd, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics|Comments Off on The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our sources: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real estate financing within ever-changing business environments. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) – The largest association of real estate professionals in the world. Freddie Mac – An organization which provides [...]

By |2018-11-01T04:00:35+00:00November 1st, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates|Comments Off on How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?

There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer these questions: The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 market analysts, real estate experts, and economists conducted by Pulsenomics each quarter. Zelman & Associates – The firm leverages unparalleled housing market expertise, extensive surveys of industry executives, and rigorous financial analysis to deliver proprietary [...]

By |2018-10-25T04:00:57+00:00October 25th, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing|Comments Off on Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?

Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are falling (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation), there seems to be no shortage of opinion. However, the increase in prices is easily explained by the theory of supply & demand. Whenever there is a limited supply of an item that is in [...]

By |2018-10-22T04:00:25+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

Is the Increase in Inventory a Bullish or Bearish Sign for Real Estate?

In a recent article, National Housing Inventory Crisis Reaches Inflection Point, realtor.com reported that: New listings jumped 8% year-over-year nationally, the largest increase since 2013 Total listings in the 45 largest markets are now up 6% on average over last year This increase in housing inventory has sparked two different reactions. Some are saying this is the first sign of a potential collapse while others are saying it is a welcomed reprieve from the lack of inventory that has stalled the market recently. As Zelman [...]

By |2018-10-18T04:00:21+00:00October 18th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Is the Increase in Inventory a Bullish or Bearish Sign for Real Estate?

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame? Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject: Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers are healthier and working longer than previous generations, which means they aren’t yet ready to sell their homes.” According to a study by Realtor.com, 85% of baby boomers indicated they were not planning to sell [...]

By |2018-10-16T04:00:11+00:00October 16th, 2018|Baby Boomers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates|Comments Off on Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

Dispelling the Myth About Home Affordability

We have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, have you ever wondered why the headlines don’t say the last 25 years, the last 20 years, or even the last 11 years? The reason is that homes were less affordable 25, 20, or even 11 years ago than they are today. Obviously, buying a home is more expensive now than [...]

By |2018-10-11T04:00:35+00:00October 11th, 2018|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates|Comments Off on Dispelling the Myth About Home Affordability

New Home Sales Up 12.7% From Last Year

According to the latest New Residential Sales Report from the Census Bureau, new construction sales in August were up 3.5% from July and 12.7% from last year! This marks the second consecutive month with double-digit year-over-year growth (12.8% in July). The report also showed that builders have ramped up construction with an increase in new construction starts and completions. The summer months are often a busy time for builders as they capitalize on the warmer weather to be able to finish projects. Below is a [...]

By |2018-10-10T04:00:44+00:00October 10th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, New Construction, Pricing|Comments Off on New Home Sales Up 12.7% From Last Year

Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?

Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’ market after sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years. Is this really happening? The market has definitely softened. However, according to two chief economists in the industry, we are a long way from a market that totally favors the purchaser: Dr. Svenja Gudell, Zillow Chief Economist: “These seller [...]

By |2018-10-04T04:00:32+00:00October 4th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?