December 28, 2018 rummy

If you’re planning on selling your house, there is no better time than now. This fact is known to many, therefore, it’s only wise to think that the market will be competitive and make the necessary preparations. Here’s what you need to know to be on top. One of the big reasons why inventory has remained so low for so long is that an entire generation of home buyers is finally buying! The millennial generation (ages 19-35) has been the driving force behind bidding wars in many areas of the country as they ditch their renter lifestyles and put down…

December 27, 2018 rummy

If you’re a seller who has experienced an expired listing contract. If you’re wondering why others sellers are able to sell their houses successfully and you’re being left out. Or thinking of selling your home and don’t want to end up like the ones mentioned above, then you definitely have to read this. Below are the 5 most common reasons why a listing contract will expire: 1. The Price Sometimes when the market is hot, homeowners attempt to set their listing price higher. Their hope is that a motivated buyer will be willing to pay any price for a house…

December 26, 2018 rummy

Some may see it as counter-intuitive to list their homes up for sale in the market this winter. The season actually holds some advantages, these are 5 great reasons to sell. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home. Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the…

December 21, 2018 rummy

Buying your own home can be intimidating and requires a lot of preparation, on top of this; we all have our own personal reasons why we chose renting over owning a home. According to our trusted source, there’s about 74% of renters planning to own a home in the future. We totally agree, and for one good reason, rising rental cost is upon us. According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan on buying in the next 5 years, with 38% planning to buy in the next 2 years! When those same renters were…

December 20, 2018 rummy

  Welcome to the 6th episode of eXpand to the Cloud Brokerage Podcast. Today, we have a special guest – Ismail “IshYourRealtor” Kolya to tell us about his eXp Realty experience. Let’s find out his humble beginning, how he got into real estate, what helps him achieved his number today and what attracted him to eXp Realty and how he sees himself in the future. Get in touch with Ismail “IshYourRealtor” Kolya. Give him a call at 914.215.1540 or email him at IshYourRealtor@gmail.com Ready to learn more? Rummy Dhanoa 914.920.2289 rummy@nyreex.com   David Upchurch 704-994-8656 www.DavidUpchurch.com

December 20, 2018 rummy

Unbeknownst to many, homeowners increase their family’s overall net worth simply by paying off their monthly mortgage. Unlike like with renting where you merely put your money out for time used, homeowners get a positive kickback from their monthly payments through home equity. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists and asks them to project how residential home prices will appreciate over the next five years for their Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES). The latest data from their Q4 2018 Survey revealed that home prices are expected to…

December 19, 2018 rummy

Many have been wondering whether the next crash is just around the bend. We can’t blame them, given the trauma the last big one has left us. No need to fret, as there are only clear skies on the horizon, all thanks to the loose but fair market standards we have today. As it becomes easier for buyers to obtain mortgages, many are suggesting that this is definite proof that banks are repeating the same mistakes they made a decade ago. Today, we want to assure everyone that we are not heading to another housing “bubble & bust.” Each month,…

December 18, 2018 rummy

Although we have seen the reports, analyzed the forecasts and enjoyed the projections of a stabilizing market of the real estate industry across all states. One thing that buyers should be concern about is the projected mortgage interest rate increase by the Q4 of next year. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae all project that mortgage interest rates will increase by this time next year. According to CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Insights Report, home prices will appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months. What Does This Mean as a Buyer? If home prices appreciate…

December 17, 2018 rummy

Back then, before the historic real estate bust in 2008, homeowners used their house as like ATMs through a method now known as “Cash-out Refinances”. This basically turned their equity into cash leaving most owners with little to no equity in their homes. When the prices started to fall, many found their houses in a negative equity situation so they stopped paying their mortgages altogether. This time around, homeowners are being careful and more responsible. Today, the equity situation is totally different. According to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions more than 1-in–4 homes with a mortgage have at…

December 13, 2018 rummy

As we pointed out in countless of our previous posts, there is a lot to gain from owning a home than renting. Today let us take a closer look on one of them; we have collected reports and surveys from the best sources proving the net worth of a homeowner is over forty times greater than that of a renter. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner was $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased by 5% ($5,200 today compared to $5,500 in 2013). These…