Friday, March 24, 2017 / by Matthew Freda
How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday March 24th, 2017 For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics
The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high!
Anything under a 6-month supply is a Seller’s Market!
There has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012!
Buyer Demand continues to outpace Seller Supply!
Thursday, March 23, 2017 / by Matthew Freda
The Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later
Thursday March 23rd, 2017 Distressed Properties, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates
CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way through to present day.
With a peak in 2010 when nearly 1.2 million homes were foreclosed on, over 7.7 million families lost their homes throughout the entire foreclosure crisis.
Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, had this to say,
“The country experienced a wild ride in the mortgage market between 2008 and 2012, with the foreclosure peak occurring in 2010. As we look back over 10 years of the foreclosure crisis, we cannot ignore the connection between jobs and homeownership. A healthy economy is driven by jobs coupled with consumer confi ...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 / by Matthew Freda
It's a Seller's Market! Should I Downsize Now?
Tuesday March 21st, 2017 For Sellers
A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market.
In a blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, highlighted the advantages of selling your current house and downsizing into a smaller home that better serves your current needs. Ramsey explains three potential financial advantages to downsizing:
A smaller home means less space, but it also means less time, stress and money spent on upkeep.
Let’s assume you save $500 a month on your mortgage payment. In 30 years, you could have an additional $1–1.6 million in the bank to get you through your golden years.
Use the ...
Monday, March 20, 2017 / by Matthew Freda
4 Great Reasons to Buy This Spring!
Monday March 20th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year.
The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase
Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have remained around 4% over the last couple months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & the National Association of Realtors are in unison ...
Friday, March 17, 2017 / by Matthew Freda
Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday March 17th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing
The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home prices are predicted to appreciate by 4.8% according to CoreLogic.
Waiting until next year to buy could cost you thousands of dollars a year for the life of your mortgage!