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JULY – 2011 Housing Trends Newsletter by Michael Solovay

JULY – 2011 Housing Trends Newsletter by Michael SolovayHousing Trends eNewsletter

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends JULY – 2011 Newsletter http://southflorida911.housingtrendsenewsletter.com

The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources.

Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, real estate glossary, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, and REALTOR.com local community reports.

If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report: http://southflorida911.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/dispContent.cfm?loadid=2&loadtype=0

Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you.  I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future.

You can contact me at (305) 329-4929 or solovay.m@ewm.com.

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Do You Believe It’s A Good Time To Sell Your Home?

Do You Believe It’s A Good Time To Sell Your Home?For Sale

In a recent Keeping Current Matters blog post by Steve Harney entitled Selling Your House?  5 Reasons To Do It NOW!, Steve gives us 5 strong reasons to sell now instead of waiting until later in the year.

1)  Interest Rates Are On The Rise

Interest rates are now over 5%.  As rates increase, the mortgage amount a buyer qualifies for decreases.  Eventually this will have a negative impact on prices.

2)  Your Dream Home Will Never Be Cheaper

If you are buying, COST should be more important than PRICE.  Cost can be dramatically impacted by rising mortgage interest rates.

3)  Buyers Are Out Early

Mounting evidence is showing that buyers are coming out earlier this year than the ‘Spring Buying Season’ due to the believe that now is a good time to buy.  That coupled with the increase in interest rates has started the buying season early.

Pete Flint, CEO of Trulia:

“We’re seeing a national resurgence of buyer and seller activity on Trulia.com.  In January alone, we expierenced an unprecedented level of site traffic including 11 million unique visitors – which is more than 70% year-over-year growth.  We are now experiencing 100,000 property views per minute.”

The National Association of Realtors just reported that the number of house sales increased 12.9% over last month.

4)  Inventory Increases Every Spring

Here is the number of listings available for sale in 2010

  • February – 3,531,000
  • March – 3,626,000
  • April – 4,029,000

Steve Harney believes that there will be an increase in these numbers in 2011 as there is a pent-up selling demand created by the weak market of the last few years.  If you sell now you won’t have to worry about this increasing competition.

5)  We Are In The Eye Of The Foreclosure Storm

As banks try to correct their foreclosure procedures, there is a large supply of discounted properties which have been delayed coming to market.  This inventory will be released sometime in the next few months.  Foreclosures sell on average at a 41% discount.  When they are released these properties will be competing with your house for buyers.  If you are looking to sell in 2011, you want to sell before this inventory becomes your competition.

Let’s sit down today and discuss the best options for you.  You can contact me at (305) 329-4929 or solovay.m@ewm.com.

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Top 10 Most Searched Markets On Realtor.com

Top 10 Most Searched Markets On Realtor.com

Realtor.com

Realtor.com, operated by Move, Inc., is an official website of the National Association of Realtors.  The Top 10 List is based on the number of visitors at Realtor.com that viewed properties in each metro area in the United States from January 2010 through December 2010.

The top 10 most searched for cities at Realtor.com for 2010 are:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Orlando
  4. San Antonio
  5. MIAMI

  6. Phoenix
  7. San Diego
  8. Austin, Texas
  9. Tampa
  10. Chicago

“Online search is a critical measure of interest in real estate, especially now that more than 90% of buyers search for their homes online,” says Realtor.com President Errol Samuelson.  “Changing conditions throughout 2010 in the sunshine states resulting from foreclosures, the tax credit, interest rates and other factors created more interest in real estate compared to other states that we hope leads to increased activity and sales in 2011.”

For more information on real estate in the Miami area please contact me at (305) 329-4929 or solovay.m@ewm.com.

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