Here's this week's Phoenix real estate snapshot - foreclosure tsunami more wishful thinking than reality: Inventory is stabilizing at about 22 days of inventory - less than 4,000 homes on the market - in Metro Phoenix. Typical inventory is 134 days. Prices continuing to rise quickly with no relief in sight for … [Read more...] about No Foreclosure Tsunami Phoenix Real Estate This Week
Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “Since January, mortgage rates have … [Read more...] about How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget
Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people across the country. Here are the top two to keep on … [Read more...] about
Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced at this time last year. Here’s what a few industry experts have to say about the housing market and how it will bloom this … [Read more...] about Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?
Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate had one of its best years ever. Home sales and prices were both up substantially over the year before. 2020 was so strong that many now fear the market’s … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last Time
Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news dominated real estate headlines that day and the next. Articles talked about the “negative impact” it may have on the housing market. However, we should realize two things: 1. The bump-up … [Read more...] about How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?
Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move. However, … [Read more...] about How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?
We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last twelve months. However, there’s no guarantee … [Read more...] about The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You