Central California Area Information and Market Updates

Dec. 20, 2019

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020?

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020?

  • Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020!
  • According to CoreLogic, home prices will appreciate at a rate of 5.4% over the course of the year ...
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Dec. 19, 2019

5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner

5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner

Studies have shown that, in many cases, the largest asset a family owns is the house they live in. Over the last twelve months, that asset has gained substantial value.

CoreLogic just released their 2019 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights Report ...

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Dec. 18, 2019

Stress-Free Holiday

Tips For a Healthy, Stress-Free Holiday!

Before you let your to-do list overwhelm you, check out the tips below to have a healthy and stress-free holiday. You will find little hacks on how to beat the germs, navigate your holiday shopping and re-energize your spirit.

Cheers to a smooth holiday ...

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Dec. 16, 2019

The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low

 

The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low

 

The reality of what we’re seeing this month is that homes are selling fast. In today’s strong seller’s market, bidding wars are common and expected with starter or entry-level homes.

In most areas of the country, first-time buyers have ...

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Dec. 12, 2019

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

Become a First-Time Homebuyer: There are many financial and non-financial benefits to owning a home, and the most important thing is to first decide when the time is right for you. You have to determine that on your own, but know that now is a great time to buy ...

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Dec. 10, 2019

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the home buying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage.

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What are closing costs?

When you close ...

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Dec. 6, 2019

Millennials Are On The Move

Millennials are on the move as first-time homebuyers!

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Nov. 20, 2019

Buyers Are Looking Now. Are you Ready to List Your Home?

Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market.  It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically found in a more normal market, as shown in the graph below:

 

Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home? | Keeping Current Matters

With inventory being one of the biggest ...

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Nov. 18, 2019

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers | Keeping Current Matters

 

 

In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also reveals,

“Saving for a down payment is one ...

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Nov. 17, 2019

Homeownership Rate Remains on the Rise

In the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate rose again, signaling another strong indicator of the current housing market.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced,

“The homeownership rate of 64.8 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2018 (64.4 ...

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