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Market Update by Altos Research

Larry Doss Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The weekly market update from Mike Simonsen of Altos Research. Today’s highlight is the focus on how Home prices have started to slip in a few states. Here are the highlights of the report:
Mortgage rates have recently surged into the 7% range, contributing to a slowdown in immediate home sales and an increase in price reductions, especially in states like Florida, Arizona, and Texas.
National home prices remain slightly higher compared to last year, but specific states are beginning to see declines.
There’s a significant rise in housing inventory, with a 1.7% increase this w... Read more

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Myth Buster 2021 for Buying and Selling

Larry Doss Friday, March 26, 2021

Some Highlights
There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate landscape.
Here’s a little clarity when it comes to 5 common myths about the 2021 housing market.
Let’s connect to discuss your needs and so you can decipher facts from fiction in our local market.... Read more

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Interest Rates

Larry Doss Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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 rates will remain this low much longer.

Whenever we try to forecast mortgage rates, we should consider the advice of Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American:

“You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is don’t ever try and forecast intere... Read more

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

Larry Doss Tuesday, February 2, 2021

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. It’s also a different step in the process from a home inspection, which assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. Here’s the breakdown of each one and why they’re both important when buying a home.

Home Appraisal
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National RE Market Projected to Keep Rising

Larry Doss Thursday, October 22, 2020

Home Values Projected to Keep Rising

As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, the rules of supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what is to come.

Due to the undersupply of homes on the market today, there’s upward pressure on prices. Consider simple economics: when there is high demand for an item and a low supply of it, consumers are willing to pay more for that item. That’s what’s hap... Read more

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How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

Larry Doss Thursday, February 20, 2020

In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help ease those concerns and make the process to homeownership much easier to understand.

A recent survey conducted by Ipson and Freddie Mac reveals the confidence level of Gen Z and Millennial buyers regarding the homebuying process. The graph below... Read more

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