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Housing stats and analysis from NAR

FHFA Housing Price Index

  • This week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their housing price index data for March 2016. FHFA data showed that prices were up 6.1 percent in March from one year ago, slightly above the 5.8 to 6.0 percent year over year growth seen in November through February.
  • Last week the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported price data for April, and next week Case Shiller data will be reported for March.
  • NAR data showed that prices grew at a 5.1 percent pace from March 2015 to March 2016. NAR also reported on new April 2016 data which showed a bump up to 6.3 percent growth from one year ago.
  • Recent housing price data at the national level suggests that home prices continue to increase at a strong pace—still faster than what would be considered typical. Strong buyer demand and low inventories coupled with still relatively low levels of new construction are continuing to push prices up and keep housing market tipped in favor of sellers in most local markets. NAR’s pending home sales data, released today for April, surged 5.1% in the month, providing additional evidence that demand remains strong.
  • Of course, potential buyers and sellers should be sure to put the national numbers in the context of what is going on in their local markets. Some areas have been stronger while others have shown weakness driven largely by local factors.  Sellers in these somewhat weaker areas may not have as much power to demand higher prices for their homes given the local market. How does your market compare to the national price trends?
  • NAR reports the median price of all homes that have sold while the Federal Housing Finance Agency report the results of a weighted repeat-sales index, a process that requires more data and more time to compute. For this reason, NAR data is released nearly a month ahead of FHFA data, and changes in the NAR median price tend to the FHFA data and currently suggest that additional strong price growth could be on the horizon. 

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Styled, Staged & Sold

Stage Your Home with Bing Crosby

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By Liz Bohm, guest contributor

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” an American Songbook classic, was written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, in 1944. First made popular by Bing Crosby in the movie “Here Come the Waves,” this flawlessly upbeat song was nominated for an Academy Award, in the Best Song category, in 1945.

Seventy-two years later, it remains as catchy as ever, and also serves as a toe-tapping reminder of the basics of home staging. Sing along, and enjoy!

You’ve got to accentuate the positive…

Arrange furniture, decorations and lighting so that the room clearly says, “Welcome!” After all, that’s what Home is all about — a place where we always feel welcome.

Eliminate the negative…

Clear clutter and personal items from surfaces. Remove up to half of the normal contents of a room, so it feels more spacious and inviting.

And latch on to the affirmative…

The goal of staging is to make it easy for the buyer to picture themselves as the one who lives, works, plays and dreams in the space.

Don’t mess with Mister in-between …

Remind your clients that staging is a widely recognized best practice, used by motivated sellers.

You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum…

First impressions are made within the first few seconds — make it a positive one. For the right buyer, that “this is the one” feeling can be pure joy.

Bring gloom down to the minimum …

Ensure the lights are on, even in the daytime, and use higher wattage bulbs in hallways and bathrooms. Keep  curtains and blinds open, and use mirrors strategically to leverage the light.

Have faith, or pandemonium’s liable to walk upon the scene …

We know not every pet creates “pandemonium,” and in fact, pet-friendly houses can be a real plus. However, be sure to observe how animals respond to you as an “outsider” and advise accordingly. Pets that are calm and quiet around their owners can exhibit anxious or even aggressive behavior towards strangers.

Liz Open2mABOUT THE AUTHOR: Liz Bohm is Marketing Coordinator and Assistant to Bill Stanley, Broker Associate at RE/MAX Mesa Verde Realty in Montezuma County, in beautiful Southwest Colorado. Prior to recently joining the world of real estate, Liz worked in nonprofit development and communications for 15+ years in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Any mortgage information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not to be relied upon.  Please contact a lender directly to learn more about its mortgage products and eligibility for such products.  Lifelong Realty, Inc. is not a mortgage lender, but is one of the top independent and locally owned real estate firms in RVA.