Mortgage Rates Are Back Under 3%

Dated: April 25 2021

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Sunday at 2pm on Youtube Live “How You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home!”

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This Week’s Highlights:

·         How Much Time Does it Take to Save for a Down Payment?

·         March 2021 Louisville & Lexington Housing Overview

·         New Construction Surges, but Will it be Enough?

·         Average homeowner gained $26,300 in Equity Last Year!

·         The Huge Difference Between Owning & Renting: Equity!

·         Gold Prices Holding Steady While Home Prices Rise.

·         Interest Rates Remain low Helping Buyers & Sellers Alike.

·         Don’t be too Impressed by the Headlines.

·         It is not a Bubble, Just a Lack of Supply.

·         Is it Better to buy Stocks or a Home?

·         Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3%.


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How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than you think.

Using data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Apartment List, we can estimate how long it might take someone earning the median income and paying the median rent to save up for a down payment on a median-priced home. Since saving for a down payment can be a great time to practice budgeting for housing costs, this estimate also uses the concept that a household should not pay more than 28% of their total income on monthly housing expenses.

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://bit.ly/3gz3GYx             

 

A down payment is an important aspect of buying a home. Depending on the loan, your down payment could be between 0 and 5%. For VA and USDA loans the required down payment is 0%. With an FHA the down payment requirement is 3.5%, and for a Conventional loan the down payment requirement is between 3 and 5%. So, next time you are looking at a home to purchase or you know your maximum home purchase amount and want to know what the down payment will be you can use the figures above to find out. If you are ready to buy that next home, let me know, so we can get you started on the path to Homeownership. Call me Today 502-489-1135!


 

Low Inventory – What does it mean to homeowners?

In our Real Estate Market today we have Extremely Low Inventory!!


As the weather heats up, typically we see arise in inventory levels, however now is the time to get your home on the market and beat the incoming competition to the punch!

Check out these 4 Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Sell Your House, and when you are ready to make your moves give me a holler! 502-489-1135


 

Check out How March 2021 was for Louisville/Lexington’s Housing Market

 


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Housing Starts Surge, But Is It Enough to Meet Demand?

Even with the costs of lumber skyrocketing, homebuilders know that demand is calling, and that new homes will sell.

As we ease out of the pandemic, homebuilders are starting to ramp up production in an effort to meet the ever growing demand.

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/04/19/housing-starts-surge-but-is-it-enough-to-meet-demand?fbclid=IwAR1k41vkmuouMqJN7LWCaigSexmVfc1fMhEoI84UG8KQqbGpOQQJlLqagjI#!#.YH7EUkXjmUg.facebook

 

New Construction is starting to take off, but the question is whether it will be enough to meet demand? The experts are saying it will take many years to get housing inventory to a stable level or to a level that will meet current demand; the rising material and labor costs are adding to the hold-up as well. Today, new construction homes due to rising material costs are yet again out pacing that of existing homes. So, while new construction homes are needed to help boost inventory, the real need is existing homes, or homeowners willing to sell their homes to get us where we can meet demand. If you are thinking about, or ready to sell your house, let me know, the first step is to run a home valuation and tell you what you will “net” from the sale of your home. From there you can decide if selling your house is right for you. Give me a call today! 502-489-1135


 

Average Increase in Home Equity in 2020

The average homeowner with a mortgage saw an equity increase of $26,300 last year. That’s a huge boon to your net worth and can be used to afford a larger down payment on your next home. Reply to this email to learn how you can make your home equity work for you this year.


 

82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today

The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner.

Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the next several years. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey, a survey of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists, expects home appreciation to increase as follows:

>>2021: 6%

>>2022: 4.5%

>>2023: 4%

>>2024: 3.6%

>>2025: 3.5%

Using their annual projections and a $350,000 home as an example, a homeowner could increase their net worth by $82,338 in five years. That’s an average of $16,000 annually.

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://bit.ly/3sUHJW9

 

There are so many reasons why someone should own a home but the main reason is the equity that is gained from owning a home. The huge difference between renting and owning is the net worth and equity gains from owning a home rather than renting one. If you are ready to become a homeowner, I’m here to help give me a call today 502-489-1135!


 

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Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home

This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage. In reality, there’s still time to secure a rate far below the historic norm.

After creeping up, average mortgage rates have dropped more recently. With rates taking a slight dip over the past two weeks at the same time the inventory of houses for sale is so low, homeowners today are sitting in the optimal seat to sell. What’s the advantage to selling your house now? Securing a low mortgage rate on your next home.

Experts are encouraging homeowners to act now before interest rates climb.

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://bit.ly/3nvqCtj  

 

Mortgage rates dropped this week to below 3%, which is great news for those home buyer’s who may have been priced out of the market due to the rise in interest rates. Less than 3% interest rates are also great news for homeowners looking to stay in their homes for a little while, as they can refinance at the lower interest rate and reduce their monthly home costs in the process. They can also sell their homes while home prices are high, and purchase a new home or downsize to a smaller home with the same lower interest rates. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, I’m here to help, give me a call today so we can get you started before the market changes again 502-489-1135!


 

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines

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 quirk in the reporting of this data. Essentially, the increases will reflect a combination of two things: sharply lower housing numbers during last year’s virus-related market collapse and the subsequent strong rebound. This will result in what will appear to be unbelievable growth.

Consider single-family home sales as an example. Last spring’s buying market was anything but typical. Instead of sales increasing, they fell sharply as a result of the pandemic.

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://bit.ly/3tRgKfG

 

2020 was a wild year for the housing market, with ups and downs, and mostly downs due to lack of interest during the height of the pandemic. This year is going to be different from last year as most interest in homes increases as more individuals obtain their vaccine and life starts to turn back to normal. The remarkable headlines you are hearing, comparing this year to last year must be seen through an unusual lens, because of the pandemic last year, this year compared to last year may give some shocking headlines; but we must remember where we were and where we are headed when reading these headlines. If you are in need of  a guide, in this roaring housing market, give David Hittle with United Real Estate Louisville a call 502-489-1135!


 

Tax Season is Here!

Tax Season is here, what better use for your hard earned tax refund than to use it to buy a home?

Your tax refund could just be the boost you need to help with the down payment or closing costs on your new home, and with homeownership come tax benefits too!

So don't waste your tax refund on something that won't make you wealthier, use it for something that will increase your net-worth and provide for a more stable future!

If you are preparing to purchase a home, whether it is your first, or your fifth I can help you navigate through the process and make sure that you are getting the best deal possible.

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When asked if today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, said this “is not a bubble. It is simply lack of supply.” Today’s housing market is healthy, and rising prices are driven by real buyer demand. Reply to this email to talk about navigating such an energetic market.


 

April Showers, Bring May Flowers! April Also Brings Home Buyer’s!

They say that April Showers, Bring May Flowers but April Showers also bring Home Buyer's.

As inventory levels increase as the weather warms up, more home buyer's are going to be looking for homes.

Will they be looking at your home? Not if it is not on the market...

If you are ready to make your moves and upgrade or downsize into a new home, give me a holler today!

I will get your house on the market and on its way to sale, while also finding you your next home!

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Wondering if it is best to invest in STOCKS or BUY A HOME? [VIDEO]

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Given the option, most Americans would prefer to invest in homeownership than in stocks. Let's connect today if you're ready to enjoy the financial benefits of homeownership.


 

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Your April 2021 Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist

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This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply. [INFOGRAPHIC]

In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market. When addressing whether or not today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Yun said that this “is not a bubble. It is simply lack of supply.” Today’s housing market is healthy, and rising prices are driven by real buyer demand. Reply to this email to learn the best ways to navigate such an energetic market.

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You Wouldn't Take a Flight Without a Pilot, So Why Would You Try To Sell Your Home Without a Realtor?

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Mortgage Rates Are Back Under 3%

Some welcome news for Homebuyer's this week is that mortgage interest rates fell below 3%.

This means savings on that monthly mortgage payment!!

While inventory is making it a little hard to find the perfect home, if you are ready to own a home I won't stop until we've found it!

If you are in the market to buy a home, now is the time to lock in these great rates before they sail away!

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/04/23/mortgage-rates-are-back-under-3?fbclid=IwAR3QmnqsVODH4biH16H-3S43JUVzs_N1VPsfU7qnPZ7rUEL9u2zJT4jK0fM#!#.YIQnKp1qrrc.facebook

 

The experts have predicted that 2021 would have an average of 3.3% interest rates, but this week those rates fell under 3%. Do not allow this second chance opportunity to pass you buy, by having a rate under 3% a homeowner will be saving thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their loan. Ready to buy that next home, let’s get started today so we don’t miss the boat 502-489-1135


 

Sunday at 2pm on Youtube Live “How You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home!”

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If you missed last week’s Youtube Live you can check that out here:

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Message from David Hittle, Realtor United Real Estate Louisville:

This week has been another busy week, making offers, getting rejected on some and accepted on others, it is just the way the market is right now.

Did you know? The Average home is receiving 4 offers!!! That is crazy, and means more money in the pocket of home seller’s when they sell their houses.

However, selling your house a lone can be an annoying process, with random strangers calling all hours of the day, wanting to visit your home at all hours of the day, having a Realtor stops you from receiving those calls, and annoyances, and on average nets you 6% more on your sale.

This is a great time to sell a house, and it is getting to be a better time to buy one as well. While home prices continue to rise, interest rates look like they are starting to fall again, this is great news for all and will cause this market to go into hyper-drive.   

 

If you or someone you know needs a Realtor – I would be honored to help just call me 502-489-1135

 

If you are interested in purchasing a home, I currently have 2 listings on the market, with what I pray

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