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Housing affordability improves for second straight month

Index still below August 2020 level For the second month in a row, national housing affordability improved in August, according to the latest National Association of Realtors housing affordability index report. This improvement came as monthly mortgage payments fell by 1.1% while median family income fell by 0.7%. As of August 2021, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate … Continued

What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market?

There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand for an item is high, prices rise. When the supply of the item increases, prices fall. Of course, when demand is very high and supply is very low, prices … Continued

Study: 24% of sellers received four or more offers in 2021

Buyers needing financing or insisting on inspection are still competitive. Nearly one quarter of U.S. home sellers received four or more offers on their home in 2021, according to Zillow’s latest consumer housing trends report. The rise in the number of homes that received multiple offers is reflected in the increased frequency of bidding wars in 2021. Typical sellers received two … Continued

As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth

Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable benefits both emotionally and financially. In addition to long-term stability, buying a home is one of the best ways to increase your net worth. This boost to your wealth comes in … Continued

Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ market we’re in today won’t last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than later. 1. Your House Will … Continued

Red-hot US housing market begins to cool

There are fewer bidding wars and homes selling above asking price, Redfin report finds Though the demand for homes remained strong across the United States in August, there are clear signs that the housing market is past its peak. A report from residential brokerage Redfin found that pending sales across 400 metro areas were up 6% year over year … Continued

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role owning a home plays … Continued

Home demand soars in the Pacific Northwest

Total active home inventory continues to free-fall in Washington state with no end in sight. King County in Washington is the 12th most populous county in the U.S. with 2.2 million people, and — as home to Seattle — it is one of the wealthiest pockets of America. At the end of August 2019, there were … Continued

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing market. Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that’s creating some challenges when it comes to home appraisals. In recent months, it’s become increasingly common for an appraisal to come in below the contract price on … Continued

August jobs numbers are bad, but there’s a silver lining

Skilled residential contractor workforce increased in August The U.S. economy produced just 235,000 new jobs in August, far below economists’ expectations of 725,000 jobs. It was the slowest month of growth since January 2021. Roughly one million jobs were produced in the months of both June and July. “There’s no question that the Delta variant is why today’s job report … Continued

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