September 14, 2018 rummy

There are no complex forces at work here, just a normal case on Supply and Demand imbalance. Figures shown below are from the best and most reliable source explaining the future of the market. Let’s find out more. The Foot Traffic Report by the National Association of Realtors Methodology: Every month SentriLock, LLC provides NAR Research with data on the number of properties shown by a REALTOR. Lockboxes made by SentriLock, LLC are used in roughly a third of home showings across the nation. Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be…

August 28, 2018 rummy

We got good news for all homeowners who are planning on selling their homes. Studies show a steady increase of up to 0.2 in home sales over the coming year. If you’re asking whether or not this is the best time to put your home up in the market, then take a look at the chart below. As we can see, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe that homes sales will increase steadily over the next year. If you are a homeowner who has considered selling your house recently, now may be the best time…

August 21, 2018 rummy

If you think about it, it makes sense to pay for something monthly that you know will be yours in a few years time. You can consider your monthly amortization a deposit to your personal savings, only you cannot withdraw cash from it. A 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 numbers reveal that the net worth of a homeowner is over 44 times greater than that of…

August 17, 2018 rummy

Over and over for the past several months now, experts and critics alike, repeatedly sit around to discuss and compare the figures we had a decade ago and how it lead to the infamous housing crisis. They gather amongst themselves to brainstorm about how our current numbers may lead to another housing crisis, but here’s why we think otherwise. There is a major difference between the two markets. Last decade, while demand was being artificially created by extremely loose lending standards, a tremendous amount of inventory was coming to the market to satisfy that demand. Below is a graph of…

August 15, 2018 rummy

Whether it’s because of proximity to work or business or simply because your family has grown. You will come to think at some point that your home cannot keep up with your needs anymore. It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which made your dreams come true) might not be the home that will allow you to achieve the rest of your dreams. The good news is that it’s okay to admit that your home no longer fits your needs! ​ According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices in the starter home market have appreciated faster than…

August 14, 2018 rummy

Currently, sellers are enjoying huge if not undivided attention from buyers as their visibility is at peak. There are reports, however, that this will change in the following months to come as permits for single-family units are granted. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of building permits issued in June was 850,000, a 0.8% increase from May. ​ How will this impact buyers? ​ More inventory means more options. Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist, explained that this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy: “The continued year-over-year growth…

August 10, 2018 rummy

The law of supply and demand has been an existential issue in basically all known market (real estate included) since the early days of commerce. This has been seen and used time and again by power players in the arena as an opportunity to dominate and earn more. A lot of studies and speculation points at the recent mortgage rate changes as the main reason for home value increase this year. Here’s the reason why we think otherwise. “The amount of a commodity, product, or service available and the desire of buyers for it, considered as factors regulating its price.”…

July 26, 2018 rummy

Many can’t help but worry that we may be on the verge of another housing bubble. Believe it or not, despite what statistics may seem, experts say that we shouldn’t be too concerned about an impending housing bust. Here are four key metrics that will explain why: Home Prices Mortgage Standards Foreclosure Rates Housing Affordability 1. HOME PRICES There is no doubt that home prices have reached 2006 levels in many markets across the country. However, after more than a decade, home prices should be much higher based on inflation alone. Last week, CoreLogic reported that, “The inflation-adjusted U.S. median sale price in…

July 19, 2018 rummy

With experts forecasting the next recession in the horizons, how will the real estate industry be affected? The good news is, it will not fall victim to the next economic storm at all. Here are the opinions of several experts on the subject: Reference: https://bit.ly/2NxaFQ3 www.NYREEX.com

July 18, 2018 rummy

Despite the forecasts of mortgage rate rise, demand for homes has continuously outnumbered its supply. Let’s find out why. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for sale “has fallen year-over-year for 36 consecutive months,” and now stands at a 4.1-month supply. A 6-month supply of inventory is necessary for a balanced market and has not been seen since August of 2012. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun had this to say, Is There Any Relief Coming? According to the CoreLogic’s 2018 Consumer Housing Sentiment Study, four times as many renters are considering buying homes in the next 12 months than homeowners who are planning to…