Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?
Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 5.6%....
Posted by Agent Connect on September 29, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?
The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 4.4% by next ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 28, 2017 in For Buyers
Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 27, 2017 in For Sellers
What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team
How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender?
The most important characteristic that ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 26, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs
According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage.
After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 25, 2017 in For Buyers
How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
1. Price ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 22, 2017 in For Sellers
Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report.
First-time homebuyers made up 31% of all sales in August.
Homes are selling quickly with 51% of homes on the ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 21, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?
There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 20, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell!
Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 19, 2017 in For Sellers
5 Reasons to Sell This Fall
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 15, 2017 in For Sellers
Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 15, 2017 in Buying a Home
Report: Homeownership Is a Precondition of the American Dream
Hearth just released their 2017 State of the American Dream report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as an integral piece of the American Dream. The report confirmed that “all generations–including ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 13, 2017 in Buying a Home
Happily Ever Homeowner
Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 12, 2017 in For Buyers
4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!
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 Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 11, 2017 in Buying a Home
How Supply and Demand Impacts Real Estate Home Values
The concept of supply & demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high!
Anything under a 6-month supply is a seller’s ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 7, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
America Needs Your House!!
The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added):
Mark Fleming, First ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 6, 2017 in For Sellers
Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?
The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline,
“National Home Prices Now ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 5, 2017 in For Buyers
How To Create Real Family Wealth
Buying a home is often the biggest financial decision that any family will make.
The average net worth of a homeowner is 45x greater than that of a renter.
Homeownership puts your housing costs to work for you.
Infographic was ...
Posted by Agent Connect on September 4, 2017 in For Sellers