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Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing-Home Sales Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), reveals that demand for housing continues to be strong, but the supply is struggling to keep pace. With this trend likely continuing throughout 2020, now is a great time to sell your house.

THE EXISTING-HOME SALES REPORT

The most important data revealed in this report was not actually sales. In reality, it was the inventory of homes for sale (supply). The report explained:

  • Total housing inventory at the end of August decreased 2.6% to 1.86 million homes available for sale.
  • Unsold inventory is lower than the 4.3-month figure recorded in August 2018.
  • This represents a 1-month supply at the current sales pace.

According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR,

“Sales are up, but inventory numbers remain low and are thereby pushing up
home prices.”

In real estate, there is a simple guideline that often applies here. Essentially, when there is less than a 6-month supply of inventory available, we are in a seller’s market and we will see greater appreciation. Between a 6 to 7-month supply is a neutral market, where prices will increase at the rate of inflation. More than a 7-month supply means we are in a buyer’s market and can expect depreciation in home values (see above).

As we mentioned before, there is currently a 4.1-month supply of homes on the market, and houses are going under contract fast. The Existing Home Sales Report also shows that 49% of properties were on the market for less than a month when they were sold. In August, properties sold nationally were typically on the market for 31 days. As Yun notes, this should continue,

“As expected, buyers are finding it hard to resist the current rates…The desire to take advantage of these promising conditions is leading more buyers to the market.”

Takeaway: Inventory of homes for sale is still well below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market, and supply will fail to catch up with demand if a sizable supply does not enter the market.

Bottom Line

If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the ready, willing, and able buyers who are out there searching for your house to become their dream home.

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Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?

Every year, ‘Black Friday’ is a highly anticipated event for eager shoppers. Some people prepare for weeks, crafting and refining a strategic shopping agenda, determining exactly when to arrive at each store, and capturing a wish list of discounted must-have items to purchase. But what about buying a home? Is there a ‘Black Friday’ for the home-buying process? Believe it or not, there is.

According to a new study from realtor.comthe week of September 22 is the best time of year to buy a home, making it ‘Black Friday’ for homebuyers.

After evaluating housing data in 53 metros from 2016 to 2018, realtor.com determined that the first week of fall is when buyers “tend to find less competition, more inventory, and the biggest reductions on list price.

The report explains,

“During the first week of fall, buyers tend to face 26% less competition from other buyers, and they are likely to see 6.1% more homes available on the market compared to other weeks of the year…nearly 6% of homes on the market will also see price reductions, averaging 2.4% less than their peak.”

What’s so different about the first week of fall?

George Ratiu, Senior Economist with realtor.com says,

“As summer winds down and kids return to school, many families hit pause on their home search and wait until the next season to start again…as seasonal inventory builds up and restores itself to more buyer-friendly levels, fall buyers will be in a better position to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates and increased purchasing power.”

Learn more about how prices, listings, and buyer competition stack up during the first week of fall in your metro area.

Bottom Line

If you want to take advantage of the ‘Black Friday’ of home buying, let’s get together to discuss the benefits of making your next move this fall.

Contact us:
PHP Houses
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Lake Mary FL 32746
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5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,”and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting.

When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV show marathon, you might start to think everything you see on the screen must be how it works in real life. However, you may need a reality check.

Reality TV Show Myths vs. Real Life:

Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and decide to purchase one of them.
Truth: There may be buyers who fall in love and buy the first home they see, but according to the National Association of Realtors, the average homebuyer tours 10 homes as a part of their search.

Myth #2: The houses the buyers are touring are still for sale.
Truth: Everything is staged for TV. Many of the homes shown are already sold and are off the market.

Myth #3: The buyers haven’t made a purchase decision yet.
Truth: Since there is no way to show the entire buying process in a 30-minute show, TV producers often choose buyers who are further along in the process and have already chosen a home to buy.

Myth #4: If you list your home for sale, it will ALWAYS sell at the open house.
Truth: Of course, this would be great! Open houses are important to guarantee the most exposure to buyers in your area, but they are only one piece of the overall marketing of your home. Keep in mind, many homes are sold during regular showing appointments as well.

Myth #5: Homeowners decide to sell their homes after a 5-minute conversation.
Truth: Similar to the buyers portrayed on the shows, many of the sellers have already spent hours deliberating the decision to list their homes and move on with their lives and goals.

Bottom Line

Having an experienced professional on your side while navigating the real estate market is the best way to guarantee you can make the home of your dreams a true reality.

PHP Houses
142 W Lakeview Ave
Ste 1030
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Ph: (407) 519-0719
Fax: (407) 205-1951
email: info@phphouses.com

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Best Ways To Find Homes For Rent Or Rent To Own

Numerous families are searching for elective lodging programs, things like lease to claim and proprietor financing. Much more families are searching for only a house to lease as contradict to a condo. Well in the event that you have ever attempted to discover a lease to possess house or a house offering proprietor financing, you may see that the undertaking is very testing. You don’t realize which organizations or merchants are legitimate and you don’t have the foggiest idea how to get the most determination to take a gander at. Here are a couple of tips on how you should direct your quest when searching for a decent, quality, lease to claim home or for leasing a house by and large.

Tip #1

Search for organizations that offer lease to claim lodging not proprietors willing to give you a lease to possess rent

Organizations that offer lease to possess lodging are substantially more liable to have assets that can enable you to buy the home you are leasing. Many lease to possess organizations have associations with bank moneylender and now and again have credit fix programs. An individual proprietor is progressively worried about simply selling their home and they might not have great working learning of what can assist you with purchasing the home. Proprietors are considerably more liable to leave the obtaining part to you and won’t offer any assistance.

Tip #2

Begin your hunt online before you drive through a territory

As though you didn’t know,you can look through regions a lot quicker on the web than driving and with the present gas costs, why trouble? Most lease to possess homes are recorded on the web and many don’t have signage on the real property. So you won’t realize that the houses are accessible. Notwithstanding, via looking through online you can qualify the property and ensure you meet all requirements for the property before consistently going out. It is certain to spare you some time.

Tip # 3

Quest the top locales for lease to claim, proprietor financing, or rent choices

The top locales that organizations and financial specialists post to are eBay Classifieds, Craigslist, Hot cushions, and lease bits. These locales have the most lease to claim, proprietor financing properties and will lead you to organizations that have some expertise in these kinds of exchanges.

Tip #4

Think about utilizing a real estate agent

A few real estate agents work with lease to possess and proprietor financing, particularly in this tight market. Call a couple of real estate agents and see what they can discover for you.

Utilizing these tips, you should locate an extraordinary, moderate spot. Simply ensure you discover a program you feel works for you and the conditions of your buy are clear.

Walter DiLoreto is the proprietor of PHP Houses. They have offered many houses to meriting families that were not ready to get bank credits at the time.