Why Are Home Prices Rising?

The Real Reason Home Prices are Increasing There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” … Continue reading Why Are Home Prices Rising?

Gulf Coast: Why We’re #1

Accolades for Sarasota, Bradenton & Beyond: Why We’re No. 1 By: Kathryn Parks | December 6, 2017 | Share Tweet Email From “#1 Beach” to “Best City for Small Businesses”, our region saw its share of notable achievements in 2017. We’ve compiled a list of Manatee, Charlotte, and Sarasota accolades – 20 more reasons why we … Continue reading Gulf Coast: Why We’re #1

Competition Is Coming!

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of … Continue reading Competition Is Coming!

Mortgage Financing Is Getting Easier To Obtain

Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage? There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by theMortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several … Continue reading Mortgage Financing Is Getting Easier To Obtain

Now Is A Good Time To Sell!

More Americans Say Now Is A Good Time To Sell! Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index is now 21 points higher than it … Continue reading Now Is A Good Time To Sell!

Sell Now or Later?

Why Sell Now Instead of Later? The Buyers are Out Now Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal spring buyer’s market. However, recently released data suggests that a seller’s best deal may be available right now. The … Continue reading Sell Now or Later?

Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a … Continue reading Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States! In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less … Continue reading Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting

Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell?

Empty Nesters: Best To Remodel Or Time To Sell? Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two choices to make: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle and needs Sell your house and purchase the … Continue reading Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell?

Own vs. Rent Net Worth Widens

Net Worth of Homeowners 44X Greater than Renters Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was released two weeks ago. The study revealed that the 2016 median net worth of homeowners was $231,400 … Continue reading Own vs. Rent Net Worth Widens