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What Is Your Home's Value?

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Do you know how much your home is worth?  If it’s been over a year since you’ve determined your home’s value, you may be in for pleasant surprise.  The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. In general, there’s a higher demand for homes.  That means home prices have increased.

The latest Equity Report by CoreLogic shows that nearly 79% of homeowners with a mortgage in the US now have significant equity in their homes.  But not every homeowner knows how much the value of their home has appreciated.

The question then is, do you know how much your home is worth? We can help you with a free home valuation.  Click this link to start the process now!

Millennial Homeowners - Is It Time to Sell?

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Despite what many people believe, Millennials are not a generation of renters. 34% of homes in the US were purchased by Millennials last year, and the most recent census report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is rising. In 2010 when housing prices crashed, many Millennials took advantage of the situation and purchased homes. If you're one of these people, now might be the time for selling your home for several reasons.

1. Equity Buildup

Home prices have been rising since the beginning of 2012, and your house may have appreciated by more than you think. According to ATTOM Data Solutions:

“…homeowners who sold in the second quarter realized an average price gain of $51,000 since purchase — the highest average price gain for home sellers since Q2 2007, when it was $57,000.

The average home seller price gain of $51,000 in Q2 2017 represented an average return of 26 percent on the previous purchase price of the home, the highest average home seller return since Q3 2007, when it was 27 percent.”

2. Projected Home Price Increases

If you've just gotten married or found that you're about to become a parent, you may have plans to move out of your house into a bigger home and maybe into a different area. If you wait to buy a more expensive home in this market, that probably wouldn't make sense. The home price expectations survey projected that home prices will increase by nearly 5% over the next year. So your house is price will increase, but not as much as homes currently valued higher than yours.

So if you're lucky enough to be one of those Millennials who bought a home in 2010 or even, later now might be the perfect time to move up to the home of your dreams

 

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