Thinking about your home ownership goals for 2021? If you aren't, you should be. Between record-low mortgage rates, rising home sales and prices, and limited availability, there's never been a better time to re-assess your home ownership goals. After all, if the events of the past year have taught us anything, it's the importance of home. Whether … [Read more...] about Homeownership Goals for 2021 – Buy, Sell or Hold?
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where's the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, … [Read more...] about January 2019 Report: What’s Ahead for Real Estate?
While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market for the remainder of this year and next. Inventory will remain tight, mortgage rates will continue to creep up, and affordability will remain a major issue in many parts of the country. So what does that mean for home buyers and … [Read more...] about “How’s the Market?” What’s Ahead for Real Estate
One of the most common questions we get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the Kansas City real estate market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners always want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is the American real estate market is strong and healthy: home values are up, prices … [Read more...] about Kansas City Real Estate 2017: What to Expect
Despite existing-home sales dropping last November, the National Real Estate Market is primed for expansion in 2016. Here's why. Strengthening Economy Better weather in many parts of the country resulted in an increase in single-family and multifamily home construction. Also, the population of millennial home buyers is expected to grow in 2016. … [Read more...] about National Real Estate Market Primed for Expansion in 2016
Starbucks will boost your home’s value? This was the “hot home-buying tip” splashed all over the airwaves at the end of last month—one that Kansas City real estate watchers probably assumed had to be one of those weird, crazy coincidence feature stories that crop up from time to time. It was a little surprising that Zillow, the big national real … [Read more...] about Kansas City Home Values and the Puzzling “Starbucks Effect”
It does seem to be time for an in depth forecast about Kansas City’s housing outlook for 2015. The prediction game is going strong everywhere else this week, with print and online journalists and TV talking heads interviewing experts and each other about what to expect in the coming year. Some make noteworthy predictions—but more seem to be doing … [Read more...] about Forecasting the Future for Kansas City Housing in the New Year