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Monthly Archives: April 2021

    Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?

    By Marco Manumbas | April 30, 2021

    At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would increase from record-low levels and put an end to the bidding wars that have driven home prices up over the past twelve months. However, that... Read More

    Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

    By Marco Manumbas | April 29, 2021

    The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) notes homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale, and that number keeps rising. Why? It’s because there are... Read More

    Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines

    By Marco Manumbas | April 23, 2021

    Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April, May, and June). The data will most likely show eye-popping one-year increases. While the year-over-year jumps will certainly be striking, consumers should take these numbers with a grain of salt, as the situation highlights a short-term... Read More

    Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

    By Marco Manumbas | April 8, 2021

    A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan 85% – the... Read More

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