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Saturday, July 6, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

Real Estate Still Holds the Title of Best Long-Term Investment

Real Estate Still Holds the Title of Best Long-Term Investment


With all the headlines circulating about home prices and mortgage rates, you may be asking yourself if it still makes sense to buy a home right now, or if it’s better to keep renting. Here’s some information that could help put your mind at ease by showing that investing in a home is still a powerful decision.
According to the experts at Gallup, real estate has been crowned the top long-term investment for a whopping 12 years in a row. It has consistently beat out other investment types like gold, stocks, and bonds. Just take a look at the graph below – it speaks volumes:
But why does real estate continue to reign supreme as a top-notch long-term investment? It’s because, even today, buying a home can be your golden ticket to building wealth over time.
Unlike other investments that can feel a bit like riding a rollercoaster with all the ups and d ...

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Friday, July 5, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

Homeowners Gained $28K in Equity over the Past Year

Homeowners Gained $28K in Equity over the Past Year


If you own a home, your net worth has probably gone up a lot over the past year. Home prices have been rising, which means you're building equity much faster than you might think. Here’s how it works.
Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan.
Over the past year, there have still been more people wanting to buy than there are homes available for sale, and that’s pushed prices up. That rise in prices has translated directly into increasing equity for homeowners.
How Much Equity Have You Earned over the Past 12 Months?
According to the latest Homeowner Equity Insights from CoreLogic, the average homeowner's equity has grown by $28,000 in the last year alone.
That's the national average, so if you want to see what's happening in your state, check out the map below. It uses data from CoreLogic to show how much equity has grown in e ...

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Thursday, July 4, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

Homeownership: The Heart of the American Dream

Homeownership: The Heart of the American Dream


Everyone’s vision for the future is personal and unique. But for many, common goals include success, freedom, and prosperity — values closely tied to having your own home and the iconic feeling of achieving the American Dream.
A recent survey by Bankrate reveals exactly that: homeownership is still a part of the American Dream. The results show, at 78%, that owning a home tops the list, surpassing other significant milestones such as retirement, having a successful career, and more (see below):
So, why is buying a home important to so many today? One reason is the financial and physical security it provides. Many people see homeownership as a way to reduce stress because owning a home with a fixed-rate mortgage stabilizes what is likely their largest monthly expense.
Another factor is the potential for building wealth. That’s because, over time, homeowners g ...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

What To Do When Your House Didn’t Sell

What To Do When Your House Didn’t Sell


If your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, it’s totally natural to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment. And as you’re working through that, you’re probably also wondering what went wrong and what you should do next.
If you still need to move and want to get it back on the market, here are some things to consider as you look back.
Was It Priced for Today’s Market?
Setting the right price from the start is key. While it might be tempting to try shooting high with your price, that can slow down the selling process big time. If your house was priced higher than others similar to it, it may have turned away buyers. And that’s likely why it sat on the market. As Rocket Mortgage explains:
“Buyer interest in your home is highest when it first comes on the market. That’s why it’s so important to start with the ...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

Housing Market Forecast for the 2nd Half of 2024 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights


Wondering what the second half of the year holds for the housing market? Here’s what expert forecasts say.
Home prices are expected to climb moderately. Mortgage rates are forecast to come down slightly. And, home sales are projected to hold steady.
If you have questions about what to expect for the rest of the year, let’s connect so we can have a conversation about what it means for you and your plans.


LETICIA ALMARO NICOLINI
YOUR HOME SOLD GUARANTEED REALTY, INC. | THE ALMARO TEAM
+1 925-216-7720
lnicolini@yourhomesoldguaranteed.com 

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