Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Home Selling Category
Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Home Selling Category: Blog posts from the Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog that were categorized as Home Selling.
With the surprisingly hot real estate market taking place throughout most of the COVID-19 pandemic, home prices from coast to coast have skyrocketed – and coupled with historically low interest rates, no one knows when the seller’s market will slow down.
When the Coronavirus initially hit the United States back in early 2020, it had a negative impact on the stock market, and created a great deal of chaos for businesses and home sellers. But in the real estate market, things soon took an unexpected turn when home prices in many areas of the country skyrocketed. That, coupled with low mortgage rates, quickly led to a hot seller’s market – even resulting in multiple above-list-price offers on both condos and single family homes.
While the U.S. is still in the midst of a strong home sellers’ market - where purchase prices can often be significantly higher than the asking price - there are still some homes that are languishing with their owners hoping for even just one interested buyer.
With mortgage rates still at historical lows, financing – or even refinancing – a home can be enticing. When it comes to borrowing money for a home, many people automatically default to a 30-year mortgage – primarily because the payments are stretched out for a longer period of time, which can equate to a lower dollar amount that is due each month.
With the year 2020 now in the rearview mirror, its almost time to start thinking about filing your income taxes. If you have recently moved – or if you plan to do so in the future – you may find that there are some tax-related benefits on both the buying and selling end of the deal.
As the seller of a home, one of the sweetest sounds you can hear from your real estate agent is, “You’ve got an offer.” This is particularly the case if the buyer is well-qualified, and a final price is agreed on by both the selling and purchasing parties.
It is a fact of life that appliances and other home systems – like air conditioners, water heaters, and sinks – will eventually have to be repaired or replaced. And, depending on what is needed, the cost could set a homeowner back by three-, four-, or possibly even 5-figures.
With the 2020 presidential election quickly approaching, it is sure to be one that is remembered for many years to come. Oftentimes, election results can have an impact on the stock market. But what about real property values?
With mortgage rates still at historical lows, it can be tempting to refinance your home loan – especially if doing so will reduce your monthly payment, allow you to pay off your balance much sooner – or both.
When making any type of big-ticket purchase, most people don’t feel comfortable moving forward sight unseen. This is particularly the case with buying personal and / or investment real estate.