Experts are throwing cold water on a 'housing collapse' There's no doubt that housing in the US has come under significant pressure over the past year. A lethal combination of rising interest rates and home prices - at a late phase in the economic cycle - has given way to weak mortgage-lending, climbing inventory, and … Continue reading Housing Collapse? Not Likely
6 ways home sellers will need to shift their mindsets in 2019 © Jed Share/Kaoru Share/Getty Images Big sand castle In recent years, sellers have called the shots in home-buying negotiations. They've had plenty of leverage, too, thanks to surges in buyer demand, tight inventory and soaring home prices. Lately, sellers have lost their edge … Continue reading Sellers – Read This!
The Best House Listings All Have This in Common (Image credit: Lauren Kolyn) When you're about to sell your place, you want it to look as gorgeous as possible to attract the best buyer. And the one thing that all the most attractive listings have? A set of great photos. The first thing you'll want … Continue reading Getting Ready to Seller? Check this out.
What Does the Recent Rash of Price Reductions Mean to the Real Estate Market? Last week, in a new report from Zillow, it was revealed that there has been a rash of price reductions across the country. According to the report: There are more price cuts now than a year ago in over two-thirds of … Continue reading Home Prices Dropping?
~ have you experienced this in your market? ~ Housing tips back to a buyer's market as sellers cut prices After several years of rich home price gains, the market appears to have found a limit to what people can afford. Sellers are finally responding by lowering prices. Approximately 14 percent of all listings in … Continue reading Housing tips back to a buyer’s market as sellers cut prices
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~ is there only 5? 😉 ~ Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO
US homeowners gained $1 trillion in the last year as their housing values jumped The average borrower gained $16,300 in home equity from 2017 to 2018, according to CoreLogic. Home equity jumped 13.3 percent from to a year earlier. Despite the big value gains in the past few years, 2.5 million borrowers, 4.7 percent of … Continue reading Homeowners: How much have you gained?
5 Ways to Dress Up Your House on a Budget Owning a house is a never-ending adventure in investing your heart and soul into a wholly unique structure. Some homeowners have great big budgets for massive changes or enhancements to their home, others are working with a shoestring. If you’re in the second group, you … Continue reading 5 Ways to Dress Up Your House on a Budget
Home prices soar amid fierce rush for dwindling supply U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday jumped 6.3 percent in February from a year earlier, matching December's increase. That jump was the largest in … Continue reading Home Prices Rising