Curaytor.com’s co founder Jimmy Mackin will be bringing his tech expertise to San Franciso to shed some light on the latest trends and to explain best practices for the most popular apps that are changing the ways real estate professionals manage their business. Plus, Mackin will be conducting a LIVE Q&A session in the Homes.com booth with the industry’s top real estate agents from the Geeky Girls, Keller Williams agent Lisa Archer, and RE/MAX’s Linda Davis. Come learn what strategies these top agents are adopting to stay ahead of their competition! Continue reading
Homes.com is the place to be, win and grow in San Francisco from November 8-11 for NAR 2013! Homes.com will be giving away $1000 every day at the show, plus cash prizes every hour during our live educational sessions. This year the Homes.com featured speakers are Jimmy Mackin, Erica Campbell, and Joe Sesso. Continue reading
An increasing amount of Americans are finding that renting their home has become old news, and that homeownership is moving its way to the top of their futures “to-do list”. According to a survey from the National Association of Realtors, renters are thinking more about purchasing a home now than in past years, while the number of people who say they prefer to rent has declined.
Gary Thomas, NAR President, stated “Homeownership matters to Americans who consistently realize the many benefits it provides to communities, families, and the nation’s economy”. The same survey mentioned above found that eight in 10 Americans believe buying a home is a good financial decision and more than two-thirds (68 percent) said now is a good time to buy a home. Continue reading
According to recent data from the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales increased 6.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million during the month of July. This spike continues a 25 month trend of year-over-year double digit increases of median home prices, factoring in single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops.
Meanwhile from a buyer’s perspective, a 30 year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage rose .3 percent from June and now stands at 4.37 percent. Unfortunately, this is the highest rate in past two years, “This increase pushed some buyers off the sidelines” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. He continued by stating “The initial rise in interest rates provided strong incentive for closing deals. However, further rate increases will diminish the pool of eligible buyers.” Continue reading
Recently, Homes.com celebrated some promising news regarding the state of the housing market as reported by the National Association of Realtors® (It’s Official: NAR Reports that Housing Market is ‘Solidly Recovering’!). All in all, the market is on the up and up. But how do things stand in your neck of the woods? Look no further because Homes.com has unveiled a Local Market Index Report, which is undoubtedly the most geographically comprehensive measure of the U.S. housing market right down to the quaint little cul-de-sac near you!
What is the Local Market Report?
Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending March 2013, the Homes.com Local Market Report is a new summary of price performance on repeat sale properties for both single family and multi-unit/condominium sales within the U.S. This information substantiates pricing trends, performance, and growth indicators. Continue reading