Tag: Market Conditions

How Are Mortgage Rates Determined?

How Are Mortgage Rates Determined?

December 3, 2019 |

When someone is interested in buying a home, there are a number of factors that people need to consider. Some of these include the budget, the size of the home, and the mortgage interest rates.

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When’s The Best Time To Buy A House?

When’s The Best Time To Buy A House?

November 1, 2019 |

If you happen to want to move to a hot market for home sellers, here is some advice. Go looking for a home to buy when it is freezing outside or the weather is otherwise severe. Buying a home is both about finding one you like and beating out others if the market has buying competition.

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Fed Policymakers Cut Key Rate Range by .25 Percent

Fed Policymakers Cut Key Rate Range by .25 Percent

September 19, 2019 |

The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee reduced its key short-term interest rate range one-quarter percent to 1.75 to 2.00 percent during it’s September meeting. While FOMC members had mixed opinions on reducing the benchmark rate range for short term loans, the post-meeting statement suggested that reducing the federal funds rate was a hedge against inflation. The federal funds rate impacts short-term consumer loan rates for autos and adjustable rate mortgages, but does not impact fixed mortgage rates. FOMC monetary policy decisions are governed by the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate of maintaining price stability and an inflation rate of 2.00 percent.

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Young Home Buyers Are A Growing Trend

Young Home Buyers Are A Growing Trend

September 4, 2019 |

A new group of young American adults is emerging as home buyers. These are the young adults who were born after 1995 and are part of the demographic group named Generation Z (Gen Z). In 2019, there are 31.5 million Gen Z members who are adult age. This will increase to 44.5 million adults in this demographic group by 2032 as all the younger members become adults.

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Case-Shiller: June Home Prices Grew at Slowest Pace in 12 Years

Case-Shiller: June Home Prices Grew at Slowest Pace in 12 Years

August 28, 2019 |

Home price growth continued to slow in June according to Case-Shiller’s 20-City Home Price Index. 17 cities reported higher home prices in June, but three cities reported lower home prices month-to-month. Seattle, Washington was the only city to report lower home prices year-over-year in June.

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Boom Or Bubble? – Home Prices Hit Record Highs Across America

Boom Or Bubble? – Home Prices Hit Record Highs Across America

August 20, 2019 |

The rapidly rising home prices currently found in many parts of the United States make it seem like the Great Recession of 2008 never happened. It took approximately eight years for home prices to recover the values that were equivalent to those they had before the recession.

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A $400,000 Profit From Flipping A Single House?

A $400,000 Profit From Flipping A Single House?

August 14, 2019 |

Flipping homes is popular once again. It took about eight years after the Great Recession that started in 2006 for home prices to rebound to the levels seen before the recession. Then, by 2016, in many areas, home prices started to rapidly increase.

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NAHB: Housing Market Index Rises 1 Point in July

NAHB: Housing Market Index Rises 1 Point in July

July 17, 2019 |

Home Builder sentiment rose one point in July according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. 2019 builder confidence in housing market condition continued to fall short of 2018 levels. July’s Housing Market Index reading of 65 was one point higher than June’s reading.

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How To Find Hot Real Estate Markets

How To Find Hot Real Estate Markets

July 16, 2019 |

A hot market in real estate is identified by a few things, which include higher prices, lower amounts of unsold inventory, and desirable neighborhoods. Neighborhoods can increase in value because of having an excellent location, high-paying jobs, quality schools, and a variety of attractive amenities.

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NAHB: Builder Confidence Slips in June

NAHB: Builder Confidence Slips in June

June 20, 2019 |

Homebuilder confidence dropped two points in June according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. June’s index reading was 64, which indicates strong sentiment among home builders for current housing market conditions.

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