August 21st, 2017 by chris@3cwebcontent.com

Happy Monday!

In this week’s Market Monday, I’ll review the performance of  the Wesley Chapel real estate market for July 2017.

Pricing Trends

First, let’s look at the Median Sold Price* for each Wesley Chapel zip code. Compared to July 2016, Wesley Chapel (33543) climbed 8.7% to $249,000, Wesley Chapel (33544) declined 4.3% to $255,000 and Wesley Chapel (33545) jumped 13.4% as the median sold price hit $232,500.

(MEDIAN SOLD PRICE – Median means “in the middle,” meaning that half of the homes sold above the Median Sold Price and half sold below it. For example, if 5 homes sold in a zip code for $200,000, $250,000, $300,000, $400,000 and $800,000, the Median Price would be the one in the middle. In this case, that would be the $300,000 home. In contrast, average selling price would just be the sum of the selling prices of the 5 homes divided by 5, or $330,000. Many real estate statisticians prefer median price as a better indicator of the “typical” price within an area or zip code. Why? It is not affected by “outliers” or homes sold at an extremely high or low price, like the $800,000 home in our example.)

The following graphs show the Average Sale Price compared to the Original List Price. In Wesley Chapel (33543), sellers sold for an average of 97.1% of their original asking price, while in Wesley Chapel (33544) they received stood at 96.3% of original list price. The ratio for the 33545 zip code in Wesley Chapel came in at 96.5% of original list price, on average.

Number of Properties Sold, For Sale, and New to the Market

The Numbers of Homes Sold declined compared to July 2016.  Only 144 homes sold for the month, 10 fewer than in July of last year. That represented a drop of 6%. The Number of Homes for Sale declined by 3%, as 17 fewer homes were for sale than in July of 2016. But, 20 more properties came onto the market, as the Number of New Properties leaped 13% higher than in July of last year.

Months of Supply, which measures housing inventory, ticked up slightly to 2.7 months from 2.6 months in July 2016. However, the Average Number of Days a home stayed on the market plunged 37% to 40 days, as homes sold an average of 23 days faster than in July 2016.

Bottom Line

The key issue at the moment is the inventory of homes for sale. The market is very tight for buyers, but it is a good sign that the number of new properties coming to the market increased substantially in July. The drop in sales was likely due to buyers having a tough time finding what they wanted with so few homes for sale. So even though, things typically start to taper off this time of year, it is still a great time to sell. Many buyer who haven’t found what they’re looking for are still looking and ready to buy.

(Want a customized evaluation of your home and neighborhood, based on comparable homes that have sold recently? Call Annette Bohannon at 813-431-2840 and get a FREE detailed, market evaluation of your home.)

Now let’s look at some of the most informative blog posts, articles and infographics we’ve read this week. Enjoy!

Tampa:

Pasco County approves $44 million Wesley Chapel sports complex and hotel

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve plans to develop a multi-use tourism sports facility on an approximately 224-acre, county-owned parcel of land located in the Wesley Chapel area.

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Blog:

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert

First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Unfortunately for many, the inventory of starter and trade-up homes in the US has struggled to keep up with demand!

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for sale dropped 7.1% year-over-year to a 4.3-month supply and is down for the 25th consecutive month.

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Homes Are Selling Quickly Nationwide

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 28 days in June. This is a slight increase from the 27 days reported in May, but down from 34 days reported a year ago.

54% of homes across the country were on the market for less than a month in June!

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Buyers:

4 Reasons NOW Is The Time To Buy A Home

If you’re considering buying a home, ask any real estate agent worth their salt and they’ll tell you: NOW is the time to do it.

The real estate market is seemingly changing by the day, and if you want to get a great home for a great price, making a move now is in your best interest; conditions a year from now (or even six months from now) aren’t likely to be as hospitable.

And why is that? Why shouldn’t you, if you’re interested in buying a home, wait? Why is NOW the time to make a move?

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9 ways homebuyers can improve their credit scores

The real estate business is booming, and with a scarce supply of starter homes on the market, competition between buyers is fierce. To get loans quickly, potential homebuyers need to keep an eye on their finances and credit.

Below, you will find nine general tips that will help ease the process of acquiring a home loan by improving credit scores.

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Sellers:

FSBO Risks: 4 Scary Scenarios ‘For Sale by Owner’ Home Sellers Face

Going the “For Sale by Owner” route is a tempting alternative to hiring a real estate agent to sell your home. After all, listing agents charge a commission for their work that can eat into your own profits. So why not try to save money by selling your home yourself?

Here’s why: There are some major risks with going FSBO, from a lower sales price to landing in legal hot water. So before you pursue this DIY route, here’s a warning of some of the bad things you might encounter when you attempt a FSBO arrangement.

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Home Loans

Mortgage Rates Drop Again

Following a mild decline last week, the 10-year Treasury yield rose 1 basis point this week. The 30-year mortgage rate similarly remained relatively flat, falling just 1 basis point to 3.89 percent. Mortgage rates are continuing to hold at low levels amidst ongoing economic uncertainty.

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.89 percent with an average 0.4 point for the week ending August 17, 2017, down from last week when it averaged 3.90 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.43 percent.
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.16 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.18 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.74 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.16 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.14 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.76 percent.

Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following link for the Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.

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Thanks for reading Tampa Market Monday. If you want help buying or selling your home, please get in touch. We have sold over 4,600 homes in the Tampa area and our mission is “to elevate the practice of real estate to an art form — and to deliver a real estate experience that is re-imagined and extraordinary!”

You can reach me, Doug Bohannon or Dale Bohannon at 813-979-4963 or by completing this contact form.

Have a Fantastic week!

Annette Bohannon,
Team Bohannon, Keller Williams, 813-431-2840
www.teambohannon.com

 

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July 24th, 2017 by chris@3cwebcontent.com

Happy Monday!

Today, let’s review the performance of the Greater Tampa housing market in June of 2017.

The table above shows that Total Sold Dollar Volume jumped 21.1% from June 2016 and 4.3% from May 2017. The Number of Homes Sold (or Closed Sales) hit 3,581, which was a 10.6% YOY (Year-Over-Year) and a 0.9% MOM (Month-Over-Month) increase. The Median Sold Price* of $227,000 bested last June’s by 8.1% and beat May 2017’s price by 3.2%. Average Price Per Square Foot also rose compared to June 2016 (+10.7%) and May 2017 (+1.5%), as the price increased to $135 per square foot. The Average Sales Price to List Price Ratio held steady at 96.1% compared to June 2016 and declined slightly from 96.4% in May of 2017.

(MEDIAN SOLD PRICE – Median means “in the middle,” meaning that half of the homes sold above the Median Sold Price and half sold below it. For example, if 5 homes sold in a zip code for $200,000, $250,000, $300,000, $400,000 and $800,000, the Median Price would be the one in the middle. In this case, that would be the $300,000 home. In contrast, average selling price would just be the sum of the selling prices of the 5 homes divided by 5, or $330,000. Many real estate statisticians prefer median price as a better indicator of the “typical” price within an area or zip code. Why? “Outliers” or homes sold at an extremely high or low price — like the $800,000 home in our example — do not affect it as much.)

The Average Number of Days a home stayed on the market fell to 48 days, 12.7% lower than June of 2016, while the Median Days a home stayed on the market plunged 37.5% to 20 days. To get the Average Days you simply take the number of days it took all homes to sell and divide it by the number of homes sold. On the other hand, Median Days on the Market shows that half of the homes on the market sold in 20 days or less and the other half took more than 20 days to sell. Months of Supply, which measures housing inventory, dropped to 2.57 months, a 9.7% decline from June of 2016. It ticked up from 2.52 months compared to last month.

 

Bottom Line

The Greater Tampa real estate market continued its strong performance in June 2017. Increases in home sales, prices, and total dollar volume combined with decreases in housing inventory and days on the market indicate that demand is outpacing supply. The biggest concern is that dwindling levels of inventory (homes for sale) will eventually cause demand to drop off.

This is a great environment for those who plan to sell in the near-future. My advice is to do it now. If you wait, the strong demand may taper off some, which could affect the time it takes to sell your home, as well as the opportunity for peak pricing.

(Want a customized evaluation of your home and neighborhood, based on comparable homes that have sold recently? Call Annette Bohannon at 813-431-2840 and get a FREE detailed, market evaluation of your home.)

Now here’s an overview of some of the most helpful and interesting blog posts, articles, and infographics we’ve read this week. Enjoy!

Tampa:

These are Tampa Bay’s most educated neighborhoods

The latest installment of American City Business Journals’ series on Money in America took a look at the affluence levels of 22,568 ZIP codes across the country. One commonly accepted principle is that higher levels of education relate to higher incomes.

Go here to view the photo gallery to see the 25 most educated ZIP codes in the Tampa Bay area, ranked by percentage of residents with an advanced degree.

From the Blog:

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!

If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market.

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

Ask yourself the following 3 questions to help determine if now is a good time for you to buy in today’s market.

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Buyers:

2017’s Best & Worst Places for First-Time Home Buyers

 

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The 2 biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make

Buying your first home can be exciting but also fraught. It’s not a choice you want to get wrong.

To help you out, CNBC spoke with Michelle Brownstein, a certified financial planner at Personal Capital, who helped boil down the complicated process into eight steps.

She also revealed the two biggest mistakes she sees first-time homebuyers make: Buying more home than you can afford and settling down in an area that you haven’t fully explored.

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Sellers

11 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster (WITHOUT Dropping the Price)

From leaving the house for showings and open houses to having to keep the place spotless at all times, having a home on the market can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. Once you’ve made the decision to sell, you want to know that you won’t be in this anxiety-filled limbo forever. You want to hand over those keys, collect your check and move on — literally!

So, without lowering your asking price, what can you do to sell your home in a hurry? The following are 11 strategies that will help your property sell quickly without your wallet taking a heavy hit.

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Small Updates, Big Return: 5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

No matter your budget, there’s always an upgrade or two that’ll up the resale ante.

Whether your home improvements are for you or potential buyers, consider their impact on your home’s potential resale price before picking up your toolbox (or the phone to call a contractor).

A brand-new kitchen or bathroom will undoubtedly wow potential buyers, but there’s no guarantee you’ll recoup the money you put into those pricey remodels.

To help you navigate the choices that lead to the best return on investment, we asked two industry experts (and one enthusiastic DIYer) to weigh in.

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Home Loans

Mortgage Rates Move Lower

Continued economic uncertainty and weak inflation data pushed rates lower this week. The 10-year Treasury yield fell 5 basis points this week. The 30-year mortgage rate moved with Treasury yields, dropping 7 basis points to 3.96 percent.

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.96 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending July 20, 2017, down from last week when it averaged 4.03 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.45 percent.
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.23 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.29 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.75 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.21 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.28 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.78 percent.

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Thanks for reading Tampa Market Monday. We’d love to help you buy or sell your home, so please get in touch! You can reach me, Doug Bohannon or Dale Bohannon at 813-979-4963 or by completing this contact form.

Have a Fantastic week!

Annette Bohannon,
Team Bohannon, Keller Williams, 813-431-2840
www.teambohannon.com

 

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