Wednesday, November 29, 2023 / by Brandon Flynt
Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market
If you’re worried about a coming recession, you’re not alone. Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of recession talk. And many people worry, if we do have one, it would cause the unemployment rate to skyrocket. Some even fear that a spike in unemployment would lead to a rash of foreclosures similar to what happened 15 years ago.
However, the latest Economic Forecasting Survey from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reveals that, for the first time in over a year, less than half (48%) of economists believe a recession will actually occur within the next year:
“Economists are turning optimistic on the U.S. economy . . . economists lowered the probability of a recession within the next year, from 54% on average in July to a more optimistic 48%. That is the first time they have put the probability below 50% since the middle of last year.”
If over half of t. ...
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 / by Brandon Flynt
Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?
When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something totally different on the news, and read something on social media that contradicts both of those thoughts. And, if you’re thinking about making a move, that can leave you with a lot of lingering questions. That’s where a trusted local real estate agent comes in.
Here are the top 3 questions people are asking about today’s housing market, and the data to help answer them.
1. What’s Next for Mortgage Rates?
Mortgage rates are higher than they’ve been in recent years. And, if you’re looking to buy a home, that impacts how much you can afford. That’s why so many buyers want to know what’s ahead for mortgage rates. The answer to that question is: no one can ; ...
Monday, November 27, 2023 / by Brandon Flynt
Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?
If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a pulse on all of the things that could impact your decision. If that’s the case, you’ve probably heard mention of investors, and wondered how they’re impacting the housing market right now. That could leave you asking yourself questions like:
How many homes do investors own?
Are institutional investors, like large Wall Street Firms, really buying up so many homes that the average person can’t find one?
To answer those questions, here’s the real story of what’s happening based on the data.
Let’s start with establishing how many single-family homes (SFHs) there are and what portion of those are rentals owned by investors. According to SFR Investor, which studies the single-family rental market in the Un. ...
Friday, November 24, 2023 / by Brandon Flynt
2024 Housing Market Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]
Thinking of buying or selling a house and wondering what the new year holds for the housing market? Experts forecast home prices to end this year up 2.8% and to rise another 1.5% in 2024. And climbing prices help make homeownership a good investment.
Plus, home sales are projected to increase in 2024. That’s good news because it means experts are forecasting more activity as people continue to move.
If you're planning to buy or sell, it’s helpful to know what experts project for the housing market. Let’s connect to talk about the latest forecasts and craft a plan together. ...
Friday, April 21, 2023 / by Brandon Flynt
Since inflation is increasing the cost of goods and services, it may make sense to look for an energy-efficient home.
Energy prices have increased over the last year, so look for energy-efficient features in your home search.
If you’re looking to buy a home this year, let’s connect so you have a partner to help you consider which features are most important to you. ...