Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents reported that home prices remained constant or rose in January 2018 compared to levels one year ago (88% in January 2017).
Here is some insight on how Americans can invest their tax return and how first-time home buyers may look to invest long term.
In the spirit of President’s Day we can use data from the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers to see how the typical home differs from the White House.
Using data from the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers we can break down household composition, and the relationship it has to home purchasing choices.
Mortgage rates increased to 4.22 percent this December, up 1.7 percent compared to 4.15 percent a year ago.
Among seller’s agents who closed a sale in December 2017, survey respondents reported they received 2.2 offers (which means sellers received between two to three offers) on their most recent sale.
Experts forecast that the U.S. economy is in for yet another solid year of strength, albeit not at the same level as in 2017.
There are fewer cash buyers in the market, with fewer distressed properties for sale and less interest from investor buyers as home prices have risen steeply since 2012.
Even in states with high property tax rates or property prices, respondents expect either no change or a modest price appreciation of at most 2%.
First-time buyers accounted for 32 percent of all buyers of existing homes in December 2017, also the full-year average.
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