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.
If you are considering the purchase of your first home, it is possible that you are going through a wide range of emotions, including excitement, fear, apprehension, confusion, and complete elation that a big dream of yours is about to come true.
If you’re considering putting your home on the market in 2022 – or even if you are just a bit curious about its value, given the intense seller’s market of the past 18 months or so – then you may have visited various websites like Zillow and/or Realtor.com to do a bit of research.
For nearly two years now, since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, the housing market has been booming. Historically low mortgage rates have been one of the embers fueling this hot market – which has driven home prices up significantly.
In the hot seller’s market over the past year or so, many of those who have real estate to offer have reaped a long list of benefits – including cashing in on above asking sale prices. With that in mind, does it make sense for sellers to offer added incentives (and costs) like a homeowner’s warranty when putting their house on the market?
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.