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Inflation and Home Prices: What’s the Relationship?

Inflation is a term that typically brings up images of prices going up, but it has an impact on many things in the economy. One area of the economy where inflation affects significantly is that of home prices. In this article, we'll explore the relationship between inflation and home prices to gain better insight into how they are connected.Historical OverviewIt's important to look at past changes in both...

Goldman Sachs Predicts Housing Crash in Phoenix and 3 Other US Cities

It's been fifteen years since the housing market crash of 2008, and Goldman Sachs is predicting that four US cities are likely to experience a similar crash. According to a report from Goldman Sachs, the cities most at risk are Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and San Diego. The report states that these cities have seen an increase in home prices since the last housing crisis due to low mortgage rates...

How to Avoid Foreclosure in Arizona: Advice and Solutions to Save Your Home

In Arizona, the real estate landscape is rapidly transforming and with it comes a surge in foreclosure cases. With this article, we will be delving into trend data concerning foreclosures and how they can affect people living in Arizona. Moreover, preventive action steps on what to do if you're recently notified of upcoming trustee sale - including ways to save your home – shall also be discussed.First...

What can we expect from the Housing Market in 2023

What can we expect from the Housing Market in 2023?

As economists, analysts and real estate brokers predict, the housing market in 2023 may be sluggish to begin with as prices of homes, inventory, and interest rates remain stagnant.As the pandemic began, workers no longer had to travel far to get to their offices; however, they yearned for extra space in their homes. Consequently, cheap debt and a persistent need for relocation caused many Americans to go...

Home sales in the United States declined by a stunning 4% in November, reaching levels that have not been seen since April of last year

Home sales in the United States declined by a stunning 4% in November, reaching levels that have not been seen since April of last year

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales have shockingly declined 37.8% in comparison to November of last year. The statistics On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors released an index showing that U.S pending-home sales had plummeted by 4% in November - marking six consecutive months of decline. This figure is at its lowest since April 2020 during the peak of...

The Phoenix housing market is cooling off, signaling an encouraging trend for buyers hoping to get a good deal

The Phoenix housing market is cooling off, signaling an encouraging trend for buyers hoping to get a good deal

After months of sizzling growth, the housing market in metro Phoenix is finally beginning to experience a cooling trend. According to Zillow's November Market Report, home values have dipped 8.1% since their peak, and inventory has grown 36% higher than last year and 11.6% since 2019.Home selling in the U.S. is dwindling, with a recent report finding that a home takes an average of 44 days to sell compared...

A staggering 270,000 people who purchased homes in 2022 are now "underwater" on their mortgages.

A staggering 270,000 people who purchased homes in 2022 are now “underwater” on their mortgages

The red-hot housing market in 2022 already has an estimated 270,000 homebuyers who owe more than their house is worth. According to Black Knight's analysis of the 450,000 underwater borrowers from Q3 this year, around 60% had mortgages issued during the first nine months of 2022 - that's one out of every twelve homes purchased with a mortgage! Additionally, nearly 40% have less than 10% equity left for any...

Flipping Houses in the Current Housing Market: How to Make a Profit Despite Low ROI and High Prices.

Flipping Houses in the Current Housing Market: How to Make a Profit Despite Low ROI and High Prices

Homebuyers who have been struggling with unaffordable prices and lack of selection recently are not alone - home flippers also haven't had much luck lately. According to ATTOM's latest report released on Thursday, flips (i.e., homes purchased by investors, renovated, then sold within 12 months) have seen a decline for the 2nd consecutive quarter in Q3 this year. This goes to show that even experienced real...

Is Now the Time to Buy in the Phoenix Housing Market?

Is Now the Time to Buy in the Phoenix Housing Market?

The Phoenix housing market has been on a roller coaster ride over the past few months. After hitting record highs in September 2022, median home prices have dropped for two consecutive months, entering into a buyer's market for the first time since 2010. So what does this mean for potential home buyers in Phoenix? Does this new buyer's market signal that it is finally time to take the plunge and purchase...

DREAM HOME ALERT: Phoenix Sees Most Dramatic Price Drop Among Major US Metros

DREAM HOME ALERT: Phoenix Sees Most Dramatic Price Drop Among Major US Metros

According to a recent report by Redfin, the Phoenix metro area experienced a 23% price drop between February and October—the most dramatic among the 99 most populous U.S. metros. This presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for homebuyers who have been waiting for the perfect time to purchase their dream home.Now may be the Time to Buy Your Dream Home in PhoenixFor anyone who has been patiently waiting...

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