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9 Reasons To Buy A House Now

9 Reasons To Buy A House Now

by Marc Davis

“If you’re planning to buy a house right now, the next few months may be the best time to buy. Waiting for both housing prices and interest rates to fall may not be a good strategy for potential homebuyers since analysts don’t expect any significant declines in these two most important home-buying factors. Here’s nine real estate trends that suggest you should get into the housing market sooner than later. (To learn more, check out 5 Tips For Recession House Hunters)

 TUTORIAL: Buying a Home

 1. Lowest Housing Prices in YearsNobody knows when the housing market will hit bottom, but prices are at their lowest in several years and may soon start inching back up again. So buying now or in the near future may be the right time. An abundance of bargain-priced housing is now available because of foreclosures and falling prices.

2. Interest Rates at a 50-Year LowInterest rates are near a 50-year low, according to housing analysts. By the second week of May, 2011, 30-year fixed mortgage rates had fallen to their lowest rates of the year at 4.63%. Although mortgage rates vary from day to day, the 30-year rate at this level is an attractive inducement to first-time buyers, or buyers who want to either move up to larger residences, or others, including many empty-nesters wanting to sell and move to smaller houses or condos.”

Get the other 7 reasons via Katy and Houston Area News and Events.

Real Estate Market Conditions Video Update – May 16, 2011

Here is this week’s market conditions update:
Real Estate Market Conditions Video Update

– Real Estate Outlook: New Legislation
– Mortgage Moment
– City Report: Move-In Ready
– Tornado Insurance
– Green Living: Summer Energy Savings
– A Message from Career Builder
– Why Buy this House?

REALTOR® Magazine-Daily News- Foreclosed Homes Give Shelter to Tornado Victims

REALTOR® Magazine-Daily News-Foreclosed Homes Give Shelter to Tornado Victims.

Foreclosed homes could be used to provide temporary housing to victims displaced from the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Alabama April 27.  Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan says the government has identified 1,000 foreclosed homes in Alabama that may be used to house storm victims.

Along its nearly six-mile path of destruction in Tuscaloosa, Ala., tornadoes tore apart more than 5,700 homes and buildings, affecting an estimated 13,700 people, government officials say. Many of the 5,000 structures destroyed or badly damaged included rental homes and apartment buildings. Government agencies yet to have a clear estimate on how many residents were left homeless from the storms in the South.

Donovan says that some storm victims may be housed in rental homes, apartments, or in manufactured housing in rural areas. Nearly $24 million, so far, has been made available in federal grant money to help with storm recovery efforts in Alabama alone.

Katy Women’s Conference 2011 – Presented by ABWA Katy Charter Chapter

A full-day conference with key speakers, luncheon, networking and exhibits.   Net proceeds go to Women’s Scholarships.
 
Friday, October 7, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
‘Change and Transformation’
Marriott Energy Corridor I-10 at Park Ten
 
To register and for updates:  www.katywomensconference.com
 
 

Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update 05-10-2011

Here is this week’s market conditions update:

via Katy and Houston Area News and Events: Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update 05-10-2011.

NATIONAL NEWS

– Real Estate Outlook: Bernanke on Housing

– Mortgage Moment

– City Report: Remodeling is Heating Up

– Are You Ready to Buy?

– Kitchen Trends for 2011

MORTGAGE ADVICE

Q&A

– Home Inspections 101

– Popular Landscaping Trends

– Modern vs. Contemporary

– Green Living – Low-Impact Homes

– Your Market Conditions

GET YOUR HOME SOLD!”

OPEN HOUSE TODAY – MAY 1 – CANYON LAKES AT WESTHEIMER LAKES

You won’t want to miss this beautiful 4/5 bedroom home in Richmond.  Close to FM 1093,  Grand Parkway 99 and Westpark Tollway.  It is a beautiful day for a ride just south of Katy.

OPEN HOUSE 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

11007 Pierce Valley Dr.
Richmond ,  TX   77406               MLS# 95171504

OPEN HOUSE TODAY – MAY 1 – CANYON LAKES AT WESTHEIMER LAKES

11 Cities Where Homes Sold the Fastest in March – by Realtor.org

I don’t see Houston on this list, but here are the 11 cities where homes sold the fastest in March:

  1. Oakland
  2.  San Francisco
  3.  Denver
  4.  Iowa City
  5. Los Angeles-Long Beach
  6.  Stockton-Lodi Bakersfield
  7.  San Jose
  8.  Anchorage
  9.  Fresno
  10.  Tulsa

                       More details via Katy and Houston Area News and Events.

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