VACASA'S 2022 ANNUAL REPORT HAS BEEN RELEASED!
Find out where the Top 10 places Vacasa names as the Best Places to Buy a Beach house in America. You'll be interested in #3 on the list!
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According to a study recently conducted by Pew Research, almost half (44%) of respondents between the ages of 18 to 49 in the United States say that it's "not too likely" or "not at all likely" they will ever have kids. That surprising statistic is up by 7% from a similar poll conducted in 2018. The reasons varied from not wanting kids, financial reasons or not having a partner.
*Subsequently, it's estimated that two out of every three homes in the United States includes at least one pet, estimated to be about 393.3 million. 95% of pet owners consider their pets to be family members.
Given these statistics, it's not a surprise that pets are now being considered as an integral part in the decision making when purchasing a new home. They're not only being considered, Buyers are also willing to move to help accomodate their pet.
According to the National Association of Realtor's findings, of the 1,600 homeowners polled, 68% of respondents who weren't living in a pet-friendly home at one time said they moved for the sole purpose of accomodating their pets. More renters became home buyers because their pets weren't allowed in their rentals.
It seems as if Buyers are seeking more pet-friendly...
Making the Case on
why you should Buy a Home NOW!
The winds of change are coming, we've seen the signs this past year.
While many have taken advantage of lower home prices, the lowest mortgage rates in history and supply meeting your demand, that is quickly changing.
With the country suffering with higher prices for food, gas and most everything else, housing is also going up as the supply has diminished the demand has grown. This year we've seen bidding wars, properties being sold at Higher prices than List Price and properties going under contract within of days of hitting the market.
It's hard to predict what to expect with the Real Estate Market for 2022, but this is what we know:
Housing market inventory is still low
Home building has taken longer to complete due to the Pandemic and Supply Chain issues
With Supply Chain issues prices are going higher on most building materials needed for building
If you're looking at Buying an Older Home there are special considerations you'll need to make before signing on the dotted line.
When you've found the home you want, instruct your realtor to write in the contract that the purchase will be contingent upon a complete and clean inspection of the house, from top to bottom. Older homes were built under different building codes that aren't the same as the codes that are in place now. You'll need to be assured that the structure is sound with no cracks or surprises.
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If you're having a difficult time envisioning how you want your new home to look like, but know you want a warm and comfortable show-stopping home that everyone will admire, you don't have to just guess.
Read what the Top Designers look for during their Home buying process and you'll have a clearer view of how to make YOUR home FABULOUS!
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*by JUSTIN PRITCHARD - March 28, 2020 - www.thebalance.com
HOA FEES: What you Need to Know Before Buying
Homeowners Association (HOA) dues help you share costs with others in your community. But HOA payments can add a significant amount to your housing expenses. Before you commit to buying a property with an HOA, get familiary with where your money goes and what to expect with your HOA dues.
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*Posted on July 16 2020 by Housecall
New Construction or Existing Home:
Which is Better for Your Family?
By Anita Ginsburg
Are you in the market to buy a home? If so, then you may be trying to decide between new construction or purchasing an existing home. With your home being such a huge purchase, you need to be sure you make the best choice for your family.
Here are some things you should consider when trying to determine whether new construction or an existing home is better for your family:
The biggest deciding factor for many individuals is their budget. Existing homes often come with a cheaper initial price tag; however, there may also be some incentives for purchasing a new construction home that can make them more affordable in the long run.
Whether or Not You Want to Make Repairs
Existing homes usually have repairs that need to be made. Things may break more often than you think, and fixing them requires time, energy and money. Some individuals are handy and don't mind making a few repairs here and there, while others...