"Low inventory issues are keeping prices from dropping off. How much further home prices dip in 2023 will likely depend on where mortgage rates go. Experts point out that today’s homeowners have a more secure footing than those coming out of the 2008 financial crisis. A higher number of borrowers have positive equity in their homes." … Continue reading Mortgage Interest Rates Update: What Buyers’ & Sellers’ Should Know About the Spring Market
Two Big Issues Facing the Housing Market Right Now
The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy.” Let’s break down these … Continue reading Two Big Issues Facing the Housing Market Right Now
Our Real Estate Market Predictions for 2023
Everything in the economy is cyclical and real estate is no exception. After a few robust years, 2022 brought the housing market to more normal (pre-Covid) levels, which we expect to continue in 2023. Here are a few more of the trends that my team at Long & Foster Real Estate and I expect to … Continue reading Our Real Estate Market Predictions for 2023
Guidance for Buyers: Marry the House and Date Your Rate
This last hike by the Fed, along with their language about future increases and numbers in the UK have led to quite the spike in rates. We were talking about rates in the 5’s and just into the 6’s, but very quickly we’ve escalated into needing to talk about the 7’s. We’ve been here before, … Continue reading Guidance for Buyers: Marry the House and Date Your Rate
May Residential Real Estate Market Update
The housing market is influenced by the state of the economy. With so many economic developments recently, you may be wondering about the impact on the housing market. To keep you informed, we looked at a few factors that are currently affecting the real estate market. Rising Mortgage Rates The recent increase in mortgage interest … Continue reading May Residential Real Estate Market Update
Now is a Particularly Great Time to Sell a Home
While real estate is hyper-local and each area experiences its own ebbs and flows, a number of trends still affect the market as a whole. Throughout 2021, inventory challenges and low mortgage rates remained a common theme. With the arrival of winter and recent news of upward pressure on interest rates expected throughout 2022, if … Continue reading Now is a Particularly Great Time to Sell a Home
The Facts Many Headlines Overlook
Context is Important. There are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming to an end and mortgage rates are beginning to rise. With all of this uncertainty, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – … Continue reading The Facts Many Headlines Overlook
2021 Housing Market Predictions And Forecasts
Where We Are Heading After a whirlwind of a year in 2020, the housing market looks like a minefield of complications. Thanks to COVID-19 and its impact on the U.S., the right decisions for a potential home buyer may be completely different from what they were in 2019. Some have to permanently work from home … Continue reading 2021 Housing Market Predictions And Forecasts
As always, your safety and that of your family is of the utmost importance and is our priority. We're committed to helping you with all the safety and health measures we can apply to your home visits, inspections, showings, purchases and sales. July was our busiest month so far and surpassed May 2019 buyer and … Continue reading Mid-Summer Update
What Effect Do World Events Have on the U.S. Housing Market?
There’s quite a bit going on in the world right now—impeachment hearings, Brexit, tensions with Iran, trade issues with China and, more recently, the coronavirus. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you may be wondering what effect, if any, these domestic and global events can have on real estate. Here … Continue reading What Effect Do World Events Have on the U.S. Housing Market?
Mid-Year Update: Where Are We Now?
More than halfway through 2019, for those of you who are thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you might be wondering how the real estate market has shaped up so far this year.
Demand is Rising for Properties Like Yours!
Dear Friends, The real estate market is very attractive for homeowners right now. Housing inventory is down, prices are rising and, while mortgage rates remain low, they will likely grind higher through 2018. As you know, real estate is very similar to the stock market in that you’d like to “buy low and sell high”. … Continue reading Demand is Rising for Properties Like Yours!
4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter!
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 7.0% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter!
Brexit Vote Drives Down Mortgage Rate
Brexit and the US Mortgage Market Mortgage rates have fallen to new lows as global investors turned to the 10-year Treasury note as a more stable investment. Affordability, in turn, has increased, with lower mortgage rates making it easier for move-up and first-timers to get into a new home. Similarly, international buyers, who might have … Continue reading Brexit Vote Drives Down Mortgage Rate
Current Trends — Different from Last Year
Current Trends -- Different from Last Year Where we are now: Prices are Leveling Off Inventory is Increasing Interest Rates have Decreased Slightly Activity is Returning to Seasonal Cycles List prices for homes in 2/3 of the largest metropolitan areas are cooling. In fact, they are falling, not just rising more slowly, in 11 of … Continue reading Current Trends — Different from Last Year