As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes … [Read more...] about Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home
Housing Market Updates
THIS WEEK IN PHOENIX REAL ESTATE... Phoenix real estate in April 2021 is showing some signs of leveling off. Active listings are up a teeny bit from last week but still woefully short of what's needed. With 4135 homes for sale, this is the highest volume of active listings we have seen since mid February, and it wasn't exactly … [Read more...] about This Week in Phoenix Real Estate – April 12, 2021
There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t happen. 1. Almost 50% Leave … [Read more...] about 4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure
Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an increasing number of … [Read more...] about Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%.
What does this mean for you?
Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The better the … [Read more...] about
Some Highlights With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four … [Read more...] about Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]
Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing fear that … [Read more...] about There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards
If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers who are looking for homes to purchase. The latest Existing … [Read more...] about What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market