April 7, 2014 7:24 am
We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned about price but instead about the ‘long term cost’ of the home. Let us explain.
Recently, we reported
that a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists projected that home values would appreciate by approximately 8% from now to the end of 2015.
Additionally, Freddie Mac’s most recent Economic Commentary & Projections Table
predicts that the 30 year fixed mortgage rate will be 5.7% by the end of next year.
What Does This Mean to a Buyer?
April 3, 2014 12:51 pm
Millennials have become an important topic of discussion for media outlets and blogs throughout the Country. While some argue that my generation is blossoming later than our predecessors, optimists such as myself believe that with our rebounding economy will help Millennials finally arrive in the economic arena that allows them the growth potential generations before us were afforded.
While I truly believe Millennials are positioned to become an important force in the new economy, the widening economic policy that minimizes retirement accounts and creates underemployment of Millennials threatens what is now America’s largest demographic.
In his post for MSN
, Austin Thompson points out that Millennials are now in peak childbearing age, and from a Real Estate, as well as a parental Standpoint, what goes hand in hand with raising a family is the desire to own a home.
April 2, 2014 12:42 pm
Nielsen recently released their report “Millennials – Breaking the Myths
” and today I want to focus on the information reported about Hispanic Millennials
Of the 77 million Millennials, 19% are Hispanic.
This group (age 18-36) is the most racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation. According to this report, Nielsen expects the Hispanic population to grow by 167% by 2050.
Millennials are 14% first generation, and 12% second generation Americans, keeping strong ties to their home country, culture and language. For example:
1. 63% of the Millennials feel it is their responsibility to care for an elderly parent, according to Nielsen: “this is partially tied to the ethnic diversity of the generation. Typically ‘Hispanic and Asian Americans’ have cultural expectations that elderly family members will be cared for by the younger generations.”
This can help you to understand why when a Hispanic Millennial is looking for a home, they are requesting that extra bedroom.