The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19% in 2021, driven primarily by low mortgage rates and a major supply shortage.1 But while some had hoped 2022 would bringContinue reading “HIGHER RATES & SHORT SUPPLY: THE STATE OF REAL ESTATE IN 2022 – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor”
Many people are wondering if prices will come down. There’s lots of evidence to show that prices will slow down and level off for a bit but not a lot of evidence so far…at least here in Central Florida… that prices are going to have a significant drop off anytime soon.
Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1 But one of theContinue reading “How to take Advantage of Your Home Equity- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Realtor”
Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many of them are also feeling desperate to lock in a mortgage—which has only added fuel to the fire.
Fortunately, if you’re a buyer struggling to find a home, we have some good news. While it’s true that higher mortgage rates can decrease your purchasing budget, there are additional ways to compete in a hot market.
What you are seeing in the graphic above is the Real Estate sales stats from March 2022 from Florida Realtors association.
Stats for March 2022 Real Estate sales and other market info
What will 2022 hold for buyers and sellers