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Mortgage Interest Rates
Mortgage Interest Rates In 2019
Mortgage Interest Rates What you pay on your home mortgage interest rate has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below...
Has Your Home Value Increased
How Much Has Your Home Value Increased?
Has Your Home Value Increased? Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.2% year-over-year. CoreLogic broke down appreciation even further into four price ranges, giving us a more detailed view than if we had simply looked...
4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]
4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market, except in the following Nassau and Suffolk County towns as of August 2018:   Town Months Supply Hauppauge 6.1 Center Moriches 6.2 Melville 6.3 Islandia 6.7 Setauket 7.0 Dix Hills 7.8 Northport...
Normal Real Estate Market
Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal?
The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7% annually. Below, however, are the price swings since 2007 according to the latest Home Price Expectation Survey: After the bubble burst in June 2007, values depreciated 6.1%...
Rising Home Prices
25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!
Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices, however, is the impact...
five year change in home prices
Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes
CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. CoreLogic focused on appreciation from July 2013 to July 2018 to show the five year change in home prices. The graph below was created...
Thinking of selling
Thinking of Selling Your Home? You Must Act NOW!
Thinking of Selling? If you are thinking of selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned about the concept...
Is Buying a Home Really More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Is Buying a Home Really More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that buying a home is more stressful than planning a wedding. Many young couples are saving for a wedding and a home at the same time. The average US wedding now costs 66% of...
Are homebuyers starting to hit the pause button?
Are Homebuyers Starting to Hit the ‘Pause’ Button?
For the last several years, buyer demand has far exceeded the housing supply available for sale. This low supply and high demand have led to home prices appreciating by an average of 6.2% annually since 2012. With this being said, three of the four major reports used to measure buyer...
Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018
Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018
Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every month, the economists at CoreLogic release the results of their Home Price Insights Report, which includes the actual year-over-year change in...
NAR Reports Show It’s A Great Time to Sell!
NAR Reports Show It’s A Great Time to Sell!
We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when the demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that right now continues to be a great...
4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time to Buy A Home!
4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time to Buy A Home!
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights report reveals that home prices have appreciated by 6.2% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of...
Home Prices Up 6.49% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]
Home Prices Up 6.49% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!
Future Home Prices
What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?
Future home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home values? Will the next economic slowdown cause prices to crash? Let’s try to answer these questions based on what has happened in the past and...
Homeownership dominant gene
Homeownership is a Dominant Gene
There are many things that factor into the decision to buy a home. New research from the Urban Institute suggests that one of those things may be inherited from your parents. Children are More Likely to Own a Home if Their Parents Did According to an analysis of millennial homeowners,...