December 2012

Found 3 blog entries for December 2012.

Lake Shore East Condo Market

Condo Market Trends Chart

This week I want to address the condo market recovery in the Lake Shore East community and look at the trends by price range. For those of you who have not read my previous blogs, the "Months Supply's Impact on Price" chart on the left, shows the relationship between the number of months of housing inventory and the pricing trend. It defines the type of market we are experiencing - sellers, even or buyers market. In a sellers market, inventory is low and sellers have the advantage, we will often see competing offers and a rise in prices. Whereas in a buyers market, inventory grows relative to demand and prices depreciate.

Lake Shore East Condo Inventory NOvember

To get a clearer picture of the condo market, I have segmented the Months of Remaining Inventory

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Cost of Home Ownership Based on Both Price and Mortgage Rates

The total cost of home ownership is a point that buyers do not always consider when purchasing a home. Buyers will often get hung up on the purchase price of a house, with negotiations going back and forth over just a few thousand dollars and neither side willing to give in.

Purchase price is short-term while cost is long-term. While it is important for a buyer to understand price trends and the direction home values are headed, a factor of equal importance is the long-term cost of home ownership. Both the price and the interest rates must be calculated into the long-term cost.

Rising Interest Rates Increase the Cost of Home Ownership  

Cost of Home Ownership on 30 yr.Fixed Mortgage

 CNN Money stated in a recent article that

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