Apparently, according to Fannie Mae, the economy is a positive uptick in American’s decision to purchase a home currently. How do you feel about the economy and home sales right now? Give us a call today to see how we can help you save EVEN more with all star and recognized service!
“WASHINGTON, DC – The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased slightly in September, falling 0.3 points to 87.7, reversing August’s increase. The dip can be attributed to decreases in three of the six components, including the mortgage rate and household income components. The net share of Americans who said it is a good time to buy a home rose by 5 percentage points, while the net share who said it is a good time to sell a home remained unchanged. However, the net share who expect mortgage rates to go down over the next 12 months fell 4 percentage points, and the net share of survey respondents who said their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago decreased 3 percentage points. Respondents also expressed a slightly more pessimistic view on job security, with the net share confident about not losing their job falling by 1 percentage point. Finally, the net share of respondents who said that home prices will go up in the next 12 months increased 1 percentage point.”
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We hope you had a fantastic and wonderful Christmas/holiday time! We wanted to post this fun meme to help get our point across this morning :). We have come across a ton of acquaintances, friends, even family that did not know that an agent can show you any home listed. EVEN for sale by owner. We do not have to have the home listed in order to show you a home. We can show you homes listed by any company and/or individual. If you are thinking about starting the new year fulfilling your search for your dream home, we’re here to help!
These may be the cutest Easter cookies we’ve ever seen! Where will you be for Easter? Picture this: you in the home of your dreams, switching out throw pillows for spring and Easter colors, dying Easter eggs in your new spacious kitchen. Bringing THESE COOKIES to your large backyard to share with loved ones. WE CAN HELP! Call us today. Sunshine Realty does not charge buyers a fee to help them find their dream home! Give us a call today to find out how we can help you with your home buying and selling dreams at 314-313-1773.
Happy Easter everyone and we hope to hear from you soon!
Recently, my mother and I have been getting a TON of sellers asking us the very same question, which unsurprisingly is a question that comes up every holiday season: SHOULD WE TAKE A BREAK FROM OUR HOME BEING ON THE MARKET WITH THE HOLIDAYS COMING UP? Before we get into this, I’d like to see your opinion, what do you think the correct answer to this question is?
Friends, if you answered, NO, YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE YOUR HOME OFF THE MARKET DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, then you are correct ;). The answer as to why is a simple one. Though many people think that people are out spending time with their family and don’t have time for anything else, the exact opposite is true. Yes, people are visiting families in other areas, but who says that area is not yours? Furthermore, who says that people during the holidays don’t decide that they want to live closer to family and therefore want to start looking for homes in said area. The fact is that home buying seems to slow down at the beginning of fall (late August) until mid fall (late October). This is because families are most likely taking their last family trips before school starts, the summer home buying fiasco is coming to a close, etc. However, things really start to pick up in the beginning of November through the end of the year, because people have time to start thinking about it again. It is also a great time to get a home at a better price, because a lot of sellers drop after the summer season is over, and most people take that into consideration and even decide to wait until summer is over to start looking. What is the point of this ramble? Don’t let the holiday season fool you into thinking that people are not out looking at homes! Here at Sunshine Realty are busier than normal helping buyers search for homes. Long story short, keep your home on the market for the holidays, and you may be surprised by the increase of showings/interest you receive.