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April 2021

Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?

2021-04-29T12:59:59+00:00

At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would increase from record-low levels and put an end to the bidding wars that have driven home prices up over the past twelve months. However, that [...]

Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again? 2021-04-29T12:59:59+00:00

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

2021-04-28T13:15:19+00:00

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) notes homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale, and that number keeps rising. Why? It’s because there are [...]

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year 2021-04-28T13:15:19+00:00

Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?

2021-04-27T13:12:39+00:00

Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before. This is the second consecutive month that sales have slumped. Some see this as evidence that the red-hot real estate market may be cooling. However, there could also be a simple explanation as to why [...]

Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum? 2021-04-27T13:12:39+00:00

Thinking about selling your home? 

2021-04-26T15:04:10+00:00

 I can help! Thinking about selling your home?  I can help! Contact Paula Swenson515-971-0650Paula@dsmprecision.com Passion for Your Dream. Home. Lifestyle.RE/MAX PrecisionLicensed in Iowa

Thinking about selling your home?  2021-04-26T15:04:10+00:00

4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House

2021-04-26T13:14:30+00:00

Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it’s fueling a steady rise in home prices. In such a hot market, houses are selling quickly. According to the National Association [...]

4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House 2021-04-26T13:14:30+00:00

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

2021-04-23T12:49:36+00:00

Some Highlights 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, [...]

This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply. 2021-04-23T12:49:36+00:00

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines

2021-04-22T13:03:09+00:00

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 [...]

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines 2021-04-22T13:03:09+00:00

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

2021-04-21T13:34:15+00:00

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. Here’s why. After creeping up for seven consecutive weeks, [...]

Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home 2021-04-21T13:34:15+00:00