Mortgage rate lock-in will continue to be a major challenge for the housing market in the remainder of 2023, according to the® 2023 Forecast Update. While prices have eased slightly, higher mortgage rates are hurting affordability, and many of those who already own a home are not incentivized to list. As a result, the total number of homes for sale (projected to be down 15.8% to 4.2 million) is likely to be at its lowest point since 2012. On the rental side, prices are expected to drop slightly on the year (-0.9%), as strong multi-family construction is improving inventory.
“High inflation and the Fed’s actions to curb it have had a significant impact on the housing market this year. And while inflation has begun to ease, the sustained spike in mortgage rates was enough to stifle the housing market after several years of low rates and strong…
Posted On Saturday, 24 June 2023 10:14 Written by
Though home prices have remained steep after rapid growth during the height of the pandemic, paying $1 million or more for a house may seem excessive to most Americans. That said, just because most people aren’t spending seven figures on a house doesn’t mean million-dollar homes aren’t prevalent in some parts of the U.S.
To see where million-dollar houses are most common, LendingTree analyzed housing data to find the share of million-dollar homes in each of the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas. Here's what we found.  Million-dollar homes are relatively uncommon in most of the country. An average of 6.68% of owner-occupied homes in the nation’s 50 largest metros in 2021 were valued at $1 million or more. However, the share of million-dollar homes is growing. According to our research last year, an average of just 4.71% of owner-occupied homes in the nation’s 50 largest metros in 2020 were…
Posted On Friday, 23 June 2023 10:36 Written by
Many New Home Shoppers are Still Motivated to Buy Regardless of Housing Affordability Challenges Today, the experts at Zonda, the housing industry's foremost advisors, released the New Home Market Update report for May 2023. We are in the "life happens" housing market, one where sales are driven primarily by changes in life stage and lifestyle. Marriage, divorce, death, retirement, downsizing, having children, and relocating encourage a move despite the mortgage lock-in effect, housing affordability challenges, and economic uncertainty. In other times, investors, flippers, fear of missing out, and moving out of 'want' versus 'need' were more prevalent.
The overall demand pool is down compared to the past few years, but the lack of inventory is keeping prices firm and competition high for desirable homes. Many builders continue to benefit from the ability to compete with the resale market by offering quick move-in homes, the ability to work with…
Posted On Friday, 23 June 2023 10:26 Written by
The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role in producing components for automobiles, electronics, medical devices, machinery, and other systems. These components bring ideas to life, transforming them into tangible products. Consider the device you are using to read this article – it likely contains both internal and external manufactured components. The manufacturing industry is continuously evolving at an exponential pace. In the past, I have extensively researched and written about a remarkable technological advancement that is causing significant disruptions across multiple industries. Today, I want to remind all the forward-thinking leaders that this application is accelerating even faster now and will continue to do so in the future: Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Assuming that AI won’t affect your business or organization simply because it hasn’t directly impacted you yet is a critical mistake. AI, autonomous machinery, and AI-enabled software and hardware are here to stay. They are certainties for the…
Posted On Tuesday, 20 June 2023 00:00 Written by
Let’s be honest, the Federal Reserve Board has some serious credibility issues. They either spend all their time looking at old and dated data or refuse to accept any information that doesn’t match their own agenda. How else could we have ended up with “Inflation is transitory” situation? How else do we have key elements and components of reports that the Fed says it uses as it’s economic guide that are data points that seriously lag the markets, but view them as if it were real time information? One such data point really drove home this to me. A key inflation component is used car prices. The report the Fed views a model that tracks used car sales that are seriously 90 days or more lagging the markets. So, while that component shows used car prices continuing to rise, in real time markets, those prices have been falling. In fact,…
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If you're yearning for an escape from the daily grind and crave a piece of paradise, RV living might be the perfect solution. With the freedom to travel at your own pace and wake up to awe-inspiring views, RV living offers a one-of-a-kind and adventurous lifestyle. In this article, we'll delve into the allure of RV lots and guide you on how to find your own slice of heaven. The Appeal of RV Living RV living has gained immense popularity due to its numerous benefits. Firstly, it provides the flexibility and freedom to explore wherever your heart desires. Whether you're captivated by majestic mountains or prefer the tranquility of a lakeside retreat, RV living allows you to choose your own adventure. In addition to the freedom, RV living can also be remarkably cost-effective. By owning an RV and a lot, you eliminate the need for costly hotel bookings and dining…
Posted On Wednesday, 14 June 2023 14:09 Written by
As the real estate market continues to evolve, it's becoming increasingly clear that broad-stroke marketing approaches are losing ground to more targeted, niche-oriented strategies. As we delve into the concept of niche real estate marketing, we will explore how realtors and real estate businesses can navigate this growing trend and harness its potential for a greater market share. This article will provide insights on how to identify and appeal to target audiences, as well as offer practical tips for implementing successful niche marketing strategies in the real estate sector. Niche marketing strategies for real estate businesses In today's competitive real estate market, standing out requires more than generic marketing strategies. Savvy businesses are turning to niche marketing – a targeted approach designed to engage distinct segments within the broader market. Rather than narrowing opportunities, these strategies help real estate businesses focus their efforts, delivering a personalized, impactful experience to a…
Posted On Wednesday, 14 June 2023 08:22 Written by
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