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Should I Buy a Home Now or Wait? | Huntsville, AL Real Estate


Should I buy a home now or later? Whether you're renting a home, whether you're expanding your family, whether you're looking to invest or buy that dream home; there's a lot of mixed information out in the marketplace right now that’s causing confusion on home purchasing decisions.

Why You Should Wait

 Home affordability continues to drop. It's dropped 45 points in the last two years from 155 down to 110. Buyers have been faced with this double whammy of rising interest rates, along with rising prices as well. The other thing is there's a lot of fear of a recession in the market and with that potential job losses that might come. Those are all valid reasons for why to consider…

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Housing Market Shift

Everyone wants to know how the start of the housing market shift will affect current home values. Inman News recently reported on the current real estate market shift. They also remind us that a housing market shift is not the same as a housing market collapse. Why is this housing market shift finally occurring?

First, the Fed has changed its interest rate policy on federal funds rates and quantitative easing. Record low-interest rates have increased by 2% this year. 

Second, Fannie Mae is projecting an 11% drop in home sales this month. The monthly home sales decrease happens because of a lack of affordability and supply. 

Thirdly, both homebuilding and home sales nationally are beginning to slow down. 

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Housing Market in the U.S. | 2022

Real estate is at an inflection point. Harvard University just released its 2022 State of the Nation’s Market report for the housing industry. Topics that are discussed regarding the current housing market for the U.S. in 2022 include interest rates, housing stock, and the rapid increase in housing costs. The report also notes an inflection point in current real estate and the challenge of inventory, which is not believed to change any time soon.

Record Appreciation is Affecting the Housing Market

The report explains that we hit a record price appreciation in March, which was 20.6%, and apartment complexes are currently seeing a double-digit appreciation of 12%. With the price appreciation slowing down…

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May 2022 Housing Market Report


The market is finally starting to cool down nationally as the interest rates start to rise but the question is, “What is happening here locally in the Huntsville real estate market?” 

I was reading an article by the National Association of Realtors where they were stating that the volume, not sales prices, but the sales volume has actually decreased 3.2% month over month. I was also looking at a Realtor.com article where they're actually now predicting that home sales nationally decrease, not the actual sales price, but the volume decreases 6.7% over the next year. Other articles and other economists are predicting as much as 20% decline in sales nationally. Again, this is not home sales prices, but the number of…

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