National Builder Trade In Program

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the 2018 Housing Market

by Builder Trade In Program May, 14

Starting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double-digit price depreciation and suggested that buyer demand could drop like a rock. There was even sentiment that homeownership could lose its coveted status as a major component of the American Dream.

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Living Small(er): Are Floor Plans Shrinking?

by Builder Trade In Program May, 07

Housing data over the past decade shows that when it comes to floor plans, bigger is not necessarily better. The size of the average American home took a big hit during the Great Recession, and the trend toward smaller homes is continuing even though the market has recovered, according to Metrostudy data.

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Welcome to your Weekend!

by Builder Trade In Program May, 02

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Home Buying Myths Slayed

by Builder Trade In Program Apr, 23

  • The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!
  • Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers.
  • 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!
  • The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.

 

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

by Builder Trade In Program Apr, 16

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

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Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home Prices

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 26

Recently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage rates could affect housing. The report focused on the impact the projected rise in mortgage rates might have on the housing market this year.

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The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 19

  • Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019.
  • The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.
  • Rates are still low right now. Don’t wait until rates hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 12

Every hour in the United States: 614 homes are sold, 81 homes regain equity (meaning they are no longer underwater on their mortgage), and the median home price rises $1.51!

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 26

  • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
  • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
  • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.

 

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Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now?

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 19

  • The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by 2019.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.3% over the next 12 months.
  • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to
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