Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Move-Up Seller

Today let’s talk about people who want to sell their homes with the intentions of then purchasing more expensive ones–move-up sellers. Recently we saw that many people are emerging from a state of negative equity and now finally have positive … Continue reading

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Shadow Inventory

Quick post today. Realtor Magazine, the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), had an article today about the national levels of shadow inventory. What is shadow inventory? It’s another name for pre-foreclosures. Since August of 2012, the … Continue reading

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A balanced market?

Yesterday we talked about supply and demand in the housing market. We discussed months of supply: a way to measure what the market is doing by dividing the number of homes for sale by the number of homes sold in … Continue reading

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What drives housing prices?

Today let’s take a look at what drives prices. You probably already know the answer: supply and demand. Simply put, price is determined based on how many people want to buy something and how much of that something is available. … Continue reading

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So what did happen after the Fed’s latest announcement?

Last week we learned that the Fed made a surprise decision not to begin scaling back its 85 billion dollar a month bond-buying program, as many had expected it to. The program is part of an overall stimulus package and … Continue reading

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Back in the game!

Hello there! Over the weeks we have talked all about interest rates, reasons to buy now, the mythical new housing bubble, and more. Today let’s take a look back at what year-over-year price increases have looked like regionally across the … Continue reading

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Skip the Bagel?

Take a look at this really cool infographic from Dave Savage of Mortgage Coach. This shows how much money you would save over the life of your home loan if you skipped buying your morning coffee and bagel at the … Continue reading

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Surprising News from the Fed

Yesterday, Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, stunned economists and investors alike with his announcement that the Fed will not begin a tapering off of its economic stimulus program ($85 billion dollars spent per month on mortgage and … Continue reading

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Boomerang Buyers

Drive-by post today. Lots going on! This morning I had the honor and privilege of meeting phenomenal national speaker, real estate guru, and fellow New Yorker, Steve Harney! He is the creator of the KCM blog as well as Keeping … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Housing Recovery

We have looked at a lot of information over the past couple of weeks showing us that the housing market is finally in recovery. In order for a full recovery to have occurred, three things needed to happen: 1. Sales … Continue reading

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