What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?

Every month,¬†CoreLogic¬†releases its¬†Home Price Insights¬†Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months. Below is a map,¬†broken down by state, reflecting how home values are forecasted to change by the end of 2018 using data from the most recent report. As we can see,¬†CoreLogic¬†projects an increase … Continued

Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash

As home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another crash like the one we experienced ten years ago. We recently¬†explained¬†that the lenient lending standards of the previous decade (which created false demand) no longer exist. But what about prices? Are prices appreciating at … Continued

Rents Are on the Rise: Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don‚Äôt Become Trapped¬† A recent¬†article¬†by¬†Apartment List¬†addressed rising rents by stating: ‚ÄúRents are up 2.7% year-over-year at the national level.¬†Year-over-year growth continues to fall between the 2.1% … Continued

November 2017 NH Market Report

November price, sales increase November showed¬†another substantial¬†month of growth in the New Hampshire residential housing¬†market, with both unit sales and median price up ahead of last November, while¬†pushing year to date numbers up to near-historically high levels as we approach year’s end. Among the statewide highlights for single family homes: Median price: November 2017 was … Continued

Before You Make an Offer, Here Are 4 Tips for Success!

So, you‚Äôve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‚Äėhome,‚Äô and you finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac¬†covered¬†‚Äú4 … Continued

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¬†‚Äúirrational exuberance‚Ä̬†(this is also untrue as prices are not at peak … Continued

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 the¬†Mortgage Bankers Association,¬†shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year: More buyers are putting less than … Continued

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?

There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today‚Äôs housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been¬†defined¬†as an¬†‚Äúoverwhelming lack of supply,‚Ä̬†and even a¬†‚Äústraight up inventory crisis.‚ÄĚ First American¬†just released the results of a¬†survey¬†which sheds light on the reasons for the current lack of supply. The survey asked title … Continued

Where Are Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years?

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the¬†Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter,¬†Pulsenomics¬†surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They … Continued

6 Steps to Selling a House

Selling your house is one of the most crucial processes that you will ever have to undergo in your lifetime. It is for that very reason that you should use an organized system to conduct the transaction. The following are six steps to selling a house. Do them all, and you should have a smooth … Continued

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