The success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Here is just a touch of the news coverage on the subject.
“Consumers’ faith in the housing market is stronger than it’s ever been before, according to a newly released survey from Fannie Mae.”
“Americans’ confidence continued to mount last week as the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index reached the highest point in a decade on more-upbeat assessments about the economy and buying climate.”
“Confidence continues to rise among America’s consumers…the latest consumer sentiment numbers from the University of Michigan showed that in March confidence rose again.”
“U.S. consumers are the most confident in the U.S. economy in 15 years, buoyed by the strongest job market since before the Great Recession. The survey of consumer confidence rose…according to the Conference Board, the private company that publishes the index. That’s the highest level since July 2001.”
Ivy Zelman, in her recent Z Report, probably best capsulized the reports:
“The results were incredibly strong and…offer one of the most positive consumer takes on housing since the recovery started.”
Which Homes Have Appreciated the Most? Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The CoreLogic report broke down appreciation even…
The inventory of existing homes for sale in today’s market was recently reported to be at a 3.6-month supply according to the National Association of Realtors
The Connection Between Home Prices and Family Wealth. Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this...
Builder Confidence Hits 11-Year High Builder Confidence Hits 11- Year High. In many areas of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers looking to purchase their dream homes. Experts have long proposed that a ramp-up in new,...
Things to Consider When Selling Your Home. The housing crisis is finally in the rearview mirror as the real estate market moves down the road…
How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. Findings conclude one of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the...
Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs. Keep in mind that if you are in the market for a home above this price range. your costs could be
A real world view of the future of housing. Where Are Home Prices Heading in the Next 5 Years? Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed.
January marked the 59th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains as the median home price rose 7.1% to $228,900.
Renters who become homeowners not only experience a significant increase in housing satisfaction but also obtain a higher satisfaction even in the same home in which they resided as renters.
Are You 1 of the 59 Million Planning to Buy This Year? According to a survey conducted by Bankrate.com, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. As a result, if this statistic proves to be true, 59 million people will be looking to buy a home in...
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.
US Housing Market Moving Buy Territory. The index examines the entire US housing market and then isolates 23 major cities for comparison. The researchers “measure the relationship between purchasing property and building wealth through a buildup in equity versus renting a comparable property and investing in a portfolio of stocks and bonds.”
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Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (30%), vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15%), the choice becomes obvious.
Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you could use your housing costs to own a home of your own!
Homeowners have a much greater financial stake in their neighborhoods than renters. With the median national home price in 2015 at $223,900, even a 5% decline in home values will translate into a loss of more than $11,195 for a typical homeowner.
Real estate sales for zip code 92506, Riverside California were solid for January 2017. The biggest change is the number of homes listed for January 2017. That number increased 13.6% from 51 homes in January 2016 to 59 homes in January 2017
This is an Ikea and Target generation. They live minimally, much more so than the boomers. As a result, they don’t have the emotional connection to things that earlier generations did.