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  • Home Sales Start to Rise, Building Momentum for 2024

    A recent surge in construction of single-family homes could offer more opportunities for home buyers Builders have been offering more incentives, such as buying down interest rates or offering co-op commissions to buyer’s agents, Yun says. “And while these higher starts are consistent with our latest builder survey, which shows a rise in builder Also, more consumers are buying a home with cash, leveraging the proceeds from a previous home sale and

  • Home Prices Are Rebounding

    like some expected is because there aren’t enough available homes for the number of people who want to buy Even with today’s mortgage rates, there are more people looking to buy than there are homes available Here’s How This Affects You Buyers: If you’ve been holding off on buying because you were worried the

  • Housing Market Predictions: Six Experts Weigh In On The Real Estate Outlook In 2024

    interest rates that 85% of mortgage holders are locked in to kept homeowners from selling their home and buying a 7.125% rate and current median home prices, it takes $111,000 and $107,000 in household income to buy newly built and existing homes, respectively, with 5% down, says Taylor. 4% as projected by the Federal Housing Finance Agency in 2024, it would take $105,000 and $99,000 to buy newly built and existing homes, respectively, with 5% down.

  • Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

    That’s potentially great news if you’re a buyer aiming to jump back into the housing market. Experts agree that’s not the range buyers should bank on. If you’re ready to buy a home now, today’s market presents the opportunity to get a more affordable mortgage rate, find your dream home, and face less competition from other buyers. Bottom Line The recent pullback in mortgage rates is great news – but if you’re ready to buy now, holding

  • How Homeowners Win When They Downsize

    Then there’s the potential windfall that comes from selling your larger home and buying something smaller Your home equity is an asset you can use to help you buy a home that better suits your needs today.

  • Four Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

    Equity builds over time as home values grow and as you pay down your home loan. Buy a Home That Fits Your Needs If your current space no longer meets your needs, it might be time to A real estate agent can help you figure out how much equity you’ve got and how to use it when buying

  • Why Median Home Sales Price Is Confusing Right Now

    Most buyers look at home prices as a starting point to determine if they match their budgets. But most people buy homes based on the monthly mortgage payment they can afford, not just the price of When mortgage rates are higher, you may have to buy a less expensive home to keep your monthly housing

  • Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options

    Build your dream home If you build a home from the ground up, you’ll have the option to select the custom Take advantage of builder concessions In today’s market, a lot of home builders are working hard to sell That means many of them are offering concessions and are more willing to negotiate with buyers. The Benefits of Existing Homes Now, let’s compare those to the perks that come with buying an existing move or you just don’t want the process to take several months while your home is under construction, buying

  • What Buyers Want in a House in 2023

    ironing board on a wall, which can be easily stored away when its not in use Buy a stackable washer Fortunately, patios can also be simpler to build because they are on the ground, not raised above the If your home wasn’t originally built with a walk-in pantry, it may be a challenge to add one to your Search for homes that have been recently built and recently sold around the price that you want to list However, homeowners generally don’t want to buy all new appliances right before selling their home.

  • Are More Homes Coming onto the Market?

    Market than Usual It’s well known that the busiest time in the housing market each year is the spring buying Sellers are anticipating this and ramping up for the months when buyers are most active. And if your neighbor puts their house up for sale too, it means you may have to share buyers’ attention

  • Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

    The higher the rate, the more expensive it is to borrow money when you buy a home. Urban Institute explains how this is impacting buyers and sellers right now: “When mortgage rates go For potential buyers, increased monthly payments can reduce the share of available affordable homes . Instead, work on building a team of skilled professionals, including a trusted lender and real estate Instead, focus on building a team of trusted professionals who can keep you informed.

  • 16 Stores Interior Designers Say Are Their Best Kept Secrets For Furniture And Decor

    If you’re not a designer, you might be wondering, “Where did they buy that?” Target While many will argue that buying socks, sunscreen, and home furnishings from the same place isn

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