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Saturday, May 25, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?


Are big investors really buying up all the homes today?
If you’re trying to find a house to buy, this may be something you’re wondering about. Maybe you’ve read about it or seen reels on social media saying investors buying all the homes is making it even harder to find what the average buyer is looking for. But spoiler alert – there’s a lot of misinformation out there. To clear things up, here's the scoop on what's really happening. A lot of the big investor activity is actually in the rearview mirror already.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) explains:
“Investors of all sizes spent billions of dollars buying homes during the pandemic. At the 2022 peak, they bought more than one in every four single-family homes sold, though more recently their activity has slowed as interest rates rose and supply became tighter.”
The key here is investor activity has slowe ...

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Friday, May 24, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?


If you’re thinking of making a move this year, there are two housing market factors that are probably on your mind: home prices and mortgage rates. You’re wondering what’s going to happen next. And if it’s worth it to move now, or better to wait it out.
The only thing you can really do is make the best decision you can based on the latest information available. So, here’s what experts are saying about both prices and rates.
1. What’s Next for Home Prices?
One reliable place you can turn to for information on home price forecasts is the Home Price Expectations Survey from Fannie Mae – a survey of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists.
According to the most recent release, experts are projecting home prices will continue to rise at least through 2028 (see the graph below): ...

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Thursday, May 23, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This


If one of the main reasons you’re hesitant to buy a home is because you’re worried about the upkeep, here’s some information you may find interesting on both new home construction and existing homes (a home that’s been lived in by a previous owner).
Newly Built Homes Need Less Upfront Maintenance
If you can afford it, you may find a newly built home could help ease your worries about maintenance costs. Think about it, if everything in the house is brand new, it won’t have the wear and tear you may see in an existing home – and that means it’s less likely to need repairs. As LendingTree says:
“Since the systems, appliances, roof and foundation are new, you’re less likely to pay for major or minor repairs within the first few years of homeownership. That can make a big difference for first-time homebuyers who are adjusting to owning rather ...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

Revolutionizing Real Estate: The Real Estate Office Of The Future Hosts Exclusive 1-Day Bootcamp

ROSEMEAD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 7, 2024 — The Real Estate Office Of The Future, a pioneering force in the real estate industry, hosted an exclusive 1-Day Bootcamp on Friday, May 3, 2024 to unveil their groundbreaking strategies and systems aimed at transforming the real estate landscape.
The highlight of the event was the private mastermind group session, where the focus was on the innovative “Working with Sellers” system. With over 237 listing opportunities currently in the pipeline, the team at The Real Estate Office Of The Future is poised to set new benchmarks in the industry.








“We are thrilled to have hosted this immersive bootcamp, where our agents had the opportunity to delve into our cutting-edge systems and strategies,” said Rudy Lira Kusuma, CEO at The Real Estate Office Of The Future. “Our ‘Working with Sellers’ system is designed to revolutionize the selling experienc ...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First Home

Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First Home



Having a hard time finding a first home that's right for you and your wallet? Well, here's a tip – think about condominiums, or condos for short.
They're usually smaller than single-family homes, but that's exactly why they can be easier on your budget. According to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), condos are typically less expensive than single-family homes (see graph below):


So, if you're comfortable with a smaller space and want to buy your first home this year, adding condos to your search might be easier on your wallet.
Besides giving you more options for your home search and maybe fitting your budget better, living in a condo has a bunch of other perks, too. According to Rocket Mortgage:
“From community living to walkable urban areas, condos are great options for first-time home buyers ...

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