Are you looking to become a Real Estate agent or an Agent needing clock hours? We are a Satellite office for Rockwell, you will receive a discount. Click here

Author Archives: Myhome

Real estate daily market update: October 19, 2017

Most recent market news
HouseCanary’s Third Quarter Rental Investment Index

  • The nationwide Effective Gross Yield (EGY) for U.S. single-family rentals held steady at 8.0 percent, sustaining a strong yield in spite of the continued rise in housing prices.
  • Statewide average yields in the Midwest and South continue to show stark differences, where EGY ranges
    from 8.3 percent to as high as 12.7 percent.
  • In the West and New England, no state surpasses 7.0 percent. California, which has the lowest statewide EGY in the country at 5.1 percent, also contains the four lowest yielding MSAs, each with EGYs between 3.5 percent and 4.8 percent.
  • While no state reached Mississippi’s nation-leading 12.9-percent EGY from last quarter, two new states eclipsed the 12.0-percent mark: Alabama and West Virginia joined Indiana, Mississippi, and Ohio, each of which held steady above 12.0 percent from last quarter.

 

“HouseCanary’s latest HCRI Index results show that the recalibration of home prices to historic norms is continuing to put overall downward pressure on effective gross yields for the single family rental sector,” noted Alex Villacorta, PhD., HouseCanary’s Executive Vice President of Analytics. “In particular, the accelerated growth in the Western and Northeast regions over the past few years has seen the strongest effect of compressing yields as the cost to acquire continues to increase.

“Of the top 50 metros, only 3 metros have shown positive growth in yields over the last quarter, suggesting that nationwide, the growth of rents is slowing relative to that of home prices,” Villacorta added. “Though the most abundant double-digit opportunities reside in the Southern region of the country, there are still several localized pockets of high-yield opportunities in most markets throughout the country.”

  • 12-Month National Index Forecast was within 0.7 percent of the Actual HPI for June 2017
  • Of the 50 largest CBSAs, Phoenix, AZ was the most accurately estimated area at 0.4 percent of June’s HPI
  • Amongst the 10 most closely watched CBSAs, Washington, D.C. was at the top of the list at 0.5 percent of June’s HPI
    Each month, CoreLogic publishes the CoreLogic HPI Price Forecasts (HPIF). The HPIF contains the predicted monthly HPI values for the ensuing 30 years. For example, the June 2016 HPIF contains a predicted HPI value for June 2016, July 2016 to April 2046. HPIF Version 4.4 was first calculated in April 2016 and first published in June 2016. Each month, CoreLogic stores the HPIF for future back testing purposes.

Wednesday, October 18

C.A.R. September home sales and price report

  • Existing, single-family home sales totaled 436,920 in September on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 2.2 percent from August and 1.7 percent from September 2016.
  • September’s statewide median home price was $555,410, down 1.8 percent from August and up 7.5 percent from September 2016.
  • Statewide active listings continued to decline in September, dropping 11.2 percent from a year ago

 

“While it’s encouraging that statewide home sales improved both monthly and annually, the year-over-year sales rate is losing steam, reflecting the persistent shortage of homes for sale and an easing of concern over a surge in mortgage rates,” said C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh. “Additionally, for the areas that have been affected by the recent wildfires, we anticipate sales will pull back in those regions as damages are assessed and replacement efforts are coordinated.”

Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

  • The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages is currently 3.72 percent, unchanged from this time last week.
  • The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell late last week to about 3.66 percent, then hovered around 3.69 percent before returning to the current rate on Wednesday.
  • The rate for a 15-year fixed home loan is currently 3.03 percent, and the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 3.11 percent. The rate for a jumbo 30-year fixed loan is 3.90 percent.
    • “Mortgage rates fell late last week on disappointing inflation data and growing uncertainty about who will be appointed as the next chair of the Federal Reserve,” said Zillow senior economist Aaron Terrazas. “But rates recovered early this week and are now almost back were they stood a week ago. This week speculation over the future of the Fed, as well as expected policy news from the European Central Bank, are likely to dominate headlines as there are no major data releases on the calendar.”

    News from earlier this week

    Monday, October 16

    October 2017 Re/Max National Housing Report

    September became the fifth month this year to post a decline in home sales compared to a record-setting 2016, while marking the 71st consecutive month of rising sale prices year-over-year, according to the October Re/Max National Housing Report.

    • September home sales dropped 4.2 percent year-over-year in the report’s monthly analysis of housing data in 54 metro areas.
    • Median sales price increased to $225,000, the lowest since March but 2.3 percent higher than September 2016.
    • In the wake of Hurricane Irma in early September, Miami saw home sales drop 35.2 percent year-over-year. Houston, meanwhile, posted a 3.2 percent gain despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey in late August.
    • Of the 54 metro areas surveyed in September 2017, the overall average number of home sales decreased 14.9 percent compared to August 2017 and decreased 4.2 percent compared to September 2016.
    • In September 2017, the median of all 54 metro median sales prices was $225,000, down 5 percent from August 2017 but up 2.3 percent from September 2016.
    • Average Days on Market for homes sold in September 2017 was 49, up two days from the average in August 2017, and down seven days from the September 2016 average.
    • Number of homes for sale in September 2017 was down 3.6 percent from August 2017, and down 14.1 percent from September 2016.
    • Inventory dropped 14.1 percent year-over-year, with 46 metro areas seeing fewer homes for sale. Year-over-year, inventory has declined every month since November 2008.

    “We’re not seeing any relief from the nationwide housing shortage as we enter the typically slower fall and winter selling seasons,” said Re/Max Co-CEO Adam Contos. “Plain and simple, we need more homes, particularly at the entry-level price point. Until then, it will most likely continue to be a seller’s market with homes going from listed to sold quickly.”

    By Inman, staff writer
    https://www.inman.com/2017/10/19/real-estate-daily-market-update-october-19-2017-2/

More records fall: Median home price hits $722,000 in Seattle and $880,000 on Eastside

King, Snohomish and Pierce counties all set record home prices in April, and brokers don’t anticipate any relief in sight as the supply of homes available continues to dwindle. By Mike Rosenberg Seattle Times business reporter Seattle has set a record for home prices for the third straight month, with the typical house cost nearing… Continue Reading

9 Epic Things You Never Thought Of Doing In Washington, But Should

-Jessica Wick It’s “cabin fever” season in Washington, meaning we’re all ready to get out and explore after a long winter. And while we recently listed some great must-see spring destinations, you may also be curious about expanding your horizons this year and trying something new in our state. These ideas may not have crossed… Continue Reading

Seattle Remains Nation’s Hottest Home Market

–Mike Rosenberg Seattle Times   For the fifth straight month, Greater Seattle has registered the sharpest home-price increases of any major market in the country, as home costs soared at their fastest pace in three years. The typical price of a home across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties rose 11.3 percent in January compared to a… Continue Reading

The Seattle area has grown by more than 1,000 people per week since 2010

  -CURBED Seattle   The Seattle metropolitan area has gained about 1,100 people per week since 2010, according to newly-released census data and some number crunching by American City Business Journals. The July 2016 population estimate for the area, which includes Tacoma and Bellevue, is 3,798,902. The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimated Seattle… Continue Reading

No Slowdown For South Sound Housing Market

-BY ROLF BOONE Despite tumbling inventories, there still was enough inventory and buyer interest in South Sound to once again drive up sales and median prices in February, according to new data released Monday by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Sales of single-family residences in Pierce County jumped by nearly 13 percent last month from February… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Stage Your House Like a Pro

  -Zillow You may have a thought like this while receiving advice from a professional stager – someone who whips homes into tip-top selling shape. But potential buyers will look upon those expanses of blank, clean counter space and picture themselves — along with their soap and lotion and comb — inhabiting it. Hopefully, they will muse,… Continue Reading

5 Money Mistakes That Can Get Your Mortgage Denied

  -Realtor.com You got the pre-approval, found a home, and had your offer accepted. Congratulations! All you need to do now is sit back and wait for closing, right? Well, not exactly. As Lenny Kravitz once crooned, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Sure, the odds are reasonably good that nothing major will go wrong. But that doesn’t mean… Continue Reading

11 Popular Home Updates That Are Worth The Money

 -Us News and World Report     Is adding barn doors to your home the key to selling it for a higher price? Conventional wisdom would say almost certainly not. But a recent report by Zillow Digs, the real estate information company’s home improvement and design hub, found home listings with “barn door” in the… Continue Reading

253-501-6110
cheryl@myhomegroup.com
myhomegroup.com/washington

920 Alder Ave, suite 203

Sumner, WA 98390