Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.
There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. [Read more…]
Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that they need to know everything about you and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. [Read more…]
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price Report last week. The report revealed that severely lacking inventory across the country drained sales growth and kept home prices rising at a steady clip in nearly all metro areas. Home prices rose 5.3% over the last quarter across all metros. [Read more…]
With residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) like the one we experienced in 2006-2008. [Read more…]
Total home sales in Chicago is down 2.6% from this time last year, though the median sale price is up 5.8% over the same period. Low inventory remains a problem. Market times have dropped from last year by 11%, as home buyers who are in a position where they need to move are still moving. This market reflects that optional move up buying has slowed.
Take a look at the market for the neighborhoods I serve. If you are thinking of making a move, or just curious, I can help you navigate the process with my objective, data-driven perspective and over 20 years of experience.
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%. CoreLogic, in their most recent Home Price Index Report, revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. [Read more…]