#RealEstateSales Up In Almost Every Price Range

#RealEstateSales Up In Almost Every Price Range

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-10.1%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale…

Your #JuneCheckList

Your #JuneCheckList

With the start of summer (and the end of school) this month, June is the perfect time to prep your house and yard for a season of relaxation and fun. And if you’ve fallen behind in your house chores, don’t worry — you can use this month to catch up, too. Get ready for summer…

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#NationalHomeOwnershipMonth

National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation: “Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream…A home provides shelter and a safe place where families…

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According to RealtyTrac, the U.S. housing market was at near perfect price equilibrium in April 2015. “Nationwide in April single family homes and condos sold for almost exactly 100 percent of their estimated full market value on average — indicating a good balance between supply from sellers and demand from buyers,” said Daren Blomquist, vice…

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Where Are Prices Headed In The Next 5 Years

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average…

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There’s No Place Like A #MauiHome

a home in today’s market makes sense. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel are most important in regards to homeownership. The top 4 reasons to own a home cited by respondents were not financial. 1. It means having a…

#LuxuryDestinations

#LuxuryDestinations

#3 – Hawaii Arguably the most exotic and one of the most breathtaking places that an American can visit without a passport, Hawaii is the closest you can get to heaven on American soil. With countless lagoons and secret hideaways, it’s no surprise that Hawaii is America’s #1 honeymoon destination. Ideal for a romantic getaway,…

#HousingMarket Remains Optimistic

#HousingMarket Remains Optimistic

The April 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook from Freddie Mac revealed that they are optimistic about the real estate market in 2015. As a matter of fact, the sub-title of the report was “Great Expectations”. What made Freddie Mac so optimistic? Here are a few highlights from the report:

#MauiReal Estate Prices On The Rise

#MauiReal Estate Prices On The Rise

Home sales on Maui were up in March despite a significant rise in the median home price to $627,500, according to new information released by the Realtors Association of Maui. According to the report, there were a total of 84 homes sold on Maui last month, up from the 60 sold in March of 2015, and…

Selling Your House In 2015

Selling Your House In 2015

Every seller wants to get the best price for their house. We learned in high school that the best price for any item will be determined by the demand for that item relative to the supply of that item.There is historical evidence that the demand for housing is about to increase dramatically. Each year, more…