April 17, 2018

Verrado Homes For Sale | Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth

Verrado Homes For Sale | Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family's Wealth

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.       

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents      

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.       

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family's Wealth

 

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.

 

So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position?

As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home this January. If we only look at the projected increase in the price of that home, how much equity will they earn over the next 5 years?

 

Since the experts predict that home prices will increase by 5.0% in 2018, the young homeowners will have gained $12,500 in equity in just one year.

Over a five-year period, their equity will increase by over $48,000! This figure does not even take into account their monthly principal mortgage payments. In many cases, home equity is one of the largest portions of a family’s overall net worth.

 

Bottom Line

Not only is homeownership something to be proud of, but it also offers you and your family the ability to build equity you can borrow against in the future. If you are ready and willing to buy, find out if you are able to today!

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate    

 

 

Posted in Verrado
April 10, 2018

Verrado Homes For Sale | What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Verrado Homes For Sale | What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.       

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents      

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.       

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

 

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

 

What is PMI?

Freddie Mac defines PMI as: 

“An insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It’s a monthly fee, rolled into your mortgage payment, that is required for all conforming, conventional loans that have down payments less than 20%. 

Once you’ve built equity of 20% in your home, you can cancel your PMI and remove that expense from your mortgage payment.” 

 As the borrower, you pay the monthly premiums for the insurance policy, and the lender is the beneficiary. Freddie Mac goes on to explain that: 

“The cost of PMI varies based on your loan-to-value ratio – the amount you owe on your mortgage compared to its value – and credit score, but you can expect to pay between $30 and $70 per month for every $100,000 borrowed.”  

According to the National Association of Realtors, the average down payment for all buyers last year was 10%. For first-time buyers, that number dropped to 5%, while repeat buyers put down 14% (no doubt aided by the sale of their homes). This just goes to show that for a large number of buyers last year, PMI did not stop them from buying their dream homes. 

Here’s an example of the cost of a mortgage on a $200,000 home with a 5% down payment & PMI, compared to a 20% down payment without PMI:

 

The larger the down payment you can make, the lower your monthly housing cost will be, but Freddie Mac urges you to remember:

“It’s no doubt an added cost, but it’s enabling you to buy now and begin building equity versus waiting 5 to 10 years to build enough savings for a 20% down payment.”

 

Bottom Line

If you have questions about whether you should buy now or wait until you’ve saved a larger down payment, let’s get together to discuss our market’s conditions and help you make the best decision for you and your family.

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate     

 

 

Posted in Verrado
April 3, 2018

Verrado | What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team?

Verrado | What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team?

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.       

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents      

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.       

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team?

 

How do you select the members of your team who are going to help make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender? 

The most important characteristic that you should be looking for in your agent is someone who is going to take the time to really educate you on the choices available to you and your ability to buy in today’s market. 

As the financial guru Dave Ramsey advises: 

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”

Do your research. Ask your friends and family for recommendations of professionals they’ve worked with in the past and have had good experiences with. 

Look for members of your team who will be honest and trustworthy; after all, you will be trusting them to help you make one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. 

Whether this is your first or fifth time buying a home, you want to make sure that you have an agent who is going to have the tough conversations with you, not just the easy ones. If your offer isn’t accepted by the seller, or they think that there may be something wrong with the home that you’ve fallen in love with, you would rather know what they think than make a costly mistake. 

According to the Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report: 

“Buyers from all generations primarily wanted their agent’s help to find the right home to purchase. Buyers were also looking for help to negotiate the terms of sale and to help with price negotiations.” Additionally, “Help understanding the purchase process was most beneficial to buyers 37 years and younger at 75 percent.” 

Look for someone to invest in your family’s future with you. You want an agent who isn’t focused on the transaction but is instead focused on helping you understand the process while helping you find your dream home.

 

Bottom Line

In this world of Google searches, where it seems like all the answers are just a mouse-click away, you need an agent who is going to educate you and share the information that you need to know before you even know you need it.

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate    

 

 

Posted in Verrado
March 27, 2018

Verrado | Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

Verrado | Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.       

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents      

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.       

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

 

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index.

Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between Seller Traffic (supply) and Buyer Traffic (demand).

 

Buyer Demand

The map below was created after asking the question: “How would you rate buyer traffic in your area?”

 

 The darker the blue, the stronger the demand for homes in that area. Only four states had a ‘stable’ demand level.

 

Seller Supply

The index also asked: “How would you rate seller traffic in your area?

As you can see from the map below, 25 states reported ‘weak’ seller traffic, 21 states reported ‘stable’ seller traffic, 3 states and Washington D.C. reported ‘strong’ seller traffic, and only 1 state reported ‘very strong’ seller traffic. This means there are far fewer homes on the market than what is needed to satisfy the buyers who are out looking for their dream homes.

 

Bottom Line

Looking at the maps above, it is not hard to see why prices are appreciating in many areas of the country. Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet buyer demand, prices will continue to increase. If you are debating listing your home for sale, let’s get together to help you capitalize on the demand in the market now!

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate    

 

 

Posted in Verrado
March 20, 2018

Verrado | Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

Verrado | Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.       

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents      

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.       

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

 

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 675,000 US homeowners regained positive equity in their homes in 2017. This is great news for the country, as 95.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. 

“U.S homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all the properties) have seen their equity increase by a total of $908.4 billion since the fourth quarter 2016, an increase of 12.2%, year over year.” 

Price Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners

Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains:

“Home-price growth has been the primary driver of home-equity wealth creation. The CoreLogic Home Price Index grew 6.2 percent during 2017. The largest calendar-year increase since 2013. Likewise, the average growth in home equity was more than $15,000 during 2017, the most in four years.” 

He also believes this is a great sign for the market in 2018, saying: 

“Because wealth gains spur additional consumer purchases, the rise in home-equity wealth during 2017 should add more than $50 billion to U.S. consumption spending over the next two to three years.”  

 

This is great news for homeowners! But, do they realize that their equity position has changed?

A study by Fannie Mae suggests that many homeowners are not aware that they have regained equity in their homes as their investment has increased in value. For example, their study showed that 23% of Americans still believe their home is in a negative equity position when, in actuality, CoreLogic’s report shows that only 4.9% of homes are in that position (down from 6.3% in Q4 2016).

The study also revealed that only 37% of Americans believe that they have “significant equity” (greater than 20%) when in actuality, 83% do!

 

This means that 46% of Americans with a mortgage fail to realize the opportune situation they are in. With a sizeable equity position, many homeowners could easily move into a house (either larger or smaller) that better meets their current needs.

Fannie Mae spoke out on this issue in their report:

“Homeowners who underestimate their homes’ values not only underestimate their home equity, they also likely underestimate 1) how large a down payment they could make with their home equity, 2) their chances of qualifying for mortgages, and, therefore, 3) their opportunities for selling their current homes and for buying different homes.”

 

Bottom Line

If you are one of the many Americans who is unsure of how much equity you have built in your home, don’t let that be the reason you fail to move on to your dream home in 2018! Let’s get together to evaluate your situation!

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate   

 

 

Posted in Verrado
March 13, 2018

Verrado Homes For Sale | You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!

Verrado Homes For Sale | You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.       

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents      

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.       

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!

 

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. 

Using data from the United States Census Bureau and Zillow, we determined how long it would take, nationwide, for a first-time buyer to save enough money for a down payment on their dream home. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a household should not pay more than 28% of their income on their monthly housing expense. 

By determining the percentage of income spent renting in each state, and the amount needed for a 10% down payment, we were able to establish how long (in years) it would take for an average resident to save enough money to buy a home of their own.

According to the data, residents in Ohio can save for a down payment the quickest in just under 3 years (2.44). Below is a map that was created using the data for each state:

 

 What if you only needed to save 3%?

What if you were able to take advantage of one of Freddie Mac’s or Fannie Mae’s 3%-down programs? Suddenly, saving for a down payment no longer takes 5 or 10 years, but becomes possible in a year or two in many states as shown on the map below.

Bottom Line

Whether you have just started to save for a down payment, or have been saving for years, you may be closer to your dream home than you think! Let’s meet up so I can help you evaluate your ability to buy today.

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate  

 

 

Posted in Verrado
March 6, 2018

Verrado | Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

Verrado | Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.       

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents      

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.       

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

 

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.4% over last year.

 

How will this impact buyers?

More inventory means more options. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, explained this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy: 

“This rise in single-family housing construction will help tame home price growth, and the increase in multifamily units should continue to help slow rent growth.”

 

How will this impact sellers?

More inventory means more competition. Today, because of the tremendous lack of inventory, a seller can expect: 

1.- A great price on their home as buyers outbid each other for it

2.- A quick sale as buyers have so little to choose from

3.- Fewer hassles as buyers don’t want to “rock the boat” on the deal

 

With an increase in competition, the seller may not enjoy these same benefits. As Chief Economist Nela Richardson, added: 

“Because existing home inventory has been so low for so long, new construction is taking a larger share of the market…Builders meet the buyers and see the demand firsthand.”

 

Bottom Line

If you are considering selling your house, you’ll want to beat this new competition to market to ensure you get the most attention for your listing and the best price.

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate  

 

 

Posted in Verrado
Feb. 27, 2018

Verrado | Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

Verrado | Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.       

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents      

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.       

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

 

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. 

The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 fourth quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today:

 

As you can see, rents have steadily increased and are showing no signs of slowing down. If you are faced with making the decision of whether or not you should renew your lease, you might be pleasantly surprised at your ability to buy a home of your own instead.

 

Bottom Line

One way to protect yourself from rising rents is to lock in your housing expense by buying a home. If you are ready and willing to buy, let’s meet to determine if you are able to today!

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate  

 

 

Posted in Verrado
Feb. 20, 2018

Verrado | 2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home

Verrado | 2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.      

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.      

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents     

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.      

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: 2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home

 

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? 

Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.

 

1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 

This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their homes a little OVER market value will leave them with room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).

 

Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.

Realtor.com gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

 

2. Use a Real Estate Professional

This, too, may seem counterintuitive. The seller may think they would make more money if they didn’t have to pay a real estate commission. With this being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.

A study by Collateral Analytics, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save any money, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing with an agent.

In the study, they analyzed home sales in a variety of markets in 2016 and the first half of 2017. The data showed that:

“FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.”

The results of the study showed that the differential in selling prices for FSBOs when compared to MLS sales of similar properties is about 5.5%. Sales in 2017 suggest the average price was near 6% lower for FSBO sales of similar properties.

 

Bottom Line

Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional. This will guarantee that you maximize the price you get for your house.

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

Our agents specialize in Verrado Real Estate 

 

 

Posted in Verrado
Feb. 13, 2018

Verrado Homes For Sale | Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher

Verrado Homes For Sale | Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher

 

Located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains, surrounded by high palm trees and over 21 miles of walking trails…Verrado is one of the most beautiful planned communities in the surrounding Phoenix area.     

The developers of Verrado put a lot of focus to paved walking trails meandering through common spaces and the creation of over 70 neighborhood parks framed and surrounded by mountain views and incredible natural views.     

There are many communities that are planned around specific locations to fit budgets and work force…but Verrado is one of the few places where its natural beauty took precedence on the development of an environmentally friendly area for the enjoyment of all the lucky residents     

Homes in Verrado are relatively new, it is one of the largest suburban communities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. There are many types of homes available, from open floor plans, rustic ranch haciendas to relaxing front-porch models with modern amenities and luxurious finishes. This includes traditional two-story homes, European-style bungalows, single-family desert oases, and trendy lofts.     

Today, I would like to bring your attention to the following: Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher

 

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices appreciated by 6.9% year-over-year from December 2016 to December 2017 on a national level. This marks the fifth month in a row with at least a 6.9% increase. 

Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, gave insight into the reason behind the large appreciation, 

“The number of homes for sale has remained very low. Job growth lowered the unemployment rate to 4.1 percent by year’s end, the lowest level in 17 years. Rising income and consumer confidence has increased the number of prospective homebuyers. The net result of rising demand and limited for-sale inventory is a continued appreciation in home prices.” 

This is great news for homeowners who have gained nearly $15,000 in equity (on average) in their homes over the last year! Those homeowners who had been on the fence as to whether or not to sell will be pleasantly surprised to find out that they now have an even larger profit to help cover a down payment on their dream homes. 

As we near the traditionally busy spring buyers season, there is still hope for buyers as mortgage rates remain low compared to recent decades. The report also predicted that home price appreciation will slow slightly, rising by 4.3% by this time next year.

 

Bottom Line

If you are looking to enter the housing market, as either a buyer or a seller, let’s get together to go over exactly what’s going on in our neighborhood and discuss your options!

 

Source.. KCM Cheryl Benjamin Blog

 

If you are looking to move to Verrado, allow us to help you find the perfect home, If you have any questions about Verrado, the schools, the amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to call on us at 623–206–9936    

We will be happy to help you.    

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