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!
This article explains the four most common valuation methods used for real property transactions and how and when they are used. It’s important to note that the methods below are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Lenders, servicers, investors, and other professionals use one or more of these valuation methods, depending on circumstances and the type of … Continue reading CMAs, BPOs, AVMs and Appraisals Explained
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!
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median … Continue reading How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for … Continue reading Sellers: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE
Washington D.C. Metro home prices set new all-time high of $460,000. May closed sales and new pending sales at decade highs; inventories continue to shrink by double-digits. Rockville, MD – (June 12, 2017) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of MarketStats by … Continue reading DC area prices reach highest monthly level on record in May
Where to look? What to rely on? How to keep current? I initiated this blog years ago because my Clients need and want trustworthy and informed resources on real estate matters. My clients also get prompt access directly to me to address important questions and issues they encounter and to prepare them for the transactional … Continue reading Online Real Estate Information Resources