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Monthly Archives: December 2019

    Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

    By Danny Cheung | December 31, 2019

    When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue. Here’s what three experts are saying we’ll likely see in 2020: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at “I think the biggest surprise from the forecast is... Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

    By Danny Cheung | December 30, 2019

    Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top 5 reasons not to... Read More

    Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference

    By Danny Cheung | December 27, 2019

    Some Highlights: Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process. A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will mean to you and your family. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in... Read More

    Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

    By Danny Cheung | December 26, 2019

    Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.” If you’re currently renting, 2020 may be a great time to think about making a jump into homeownership while mortgage rates are low. As... Read More

    When a House Becomes a Happy Home

    By Danny Cheung | December 24, 2019

    We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership. No matter the size or shape of a living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair,... Read More

    2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

    By Danny Cheung | December 23, 2019

    Questions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year:Additionally, ARCH Mortgage Insurance Company in their current Housing and Mortgage Market Review revealed their latest ARCH Risk Index, which estimates the probability of home prices being lower in two years. Based on the most recent results, 32 of... Read More

    Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020?

    By Danny Cheung | December 20, 2019

    Some Highlights: 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. Experts predict that the number of homes sold next year will be equal to... Read More

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

    By Danny Cheung | December 19, 2019

    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. The report revealed that: “U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 64% of all properties) have seen their... Read More

    The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next Year

    By Danny Cheung | December 18, 2019

    This coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and appreciation.  But the biggest issue the housing market will face in 2020 is an inventory shortage.  There aren’t enough homes on the market for buyers, especially on the lower end of the market. This is a topic that has come up frequently within the... Read More

    3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020

    By Danny Cheung | December 17, 2019

    It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, depending on how we manage them. When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners... Read More