Posts tagged ‘House Values’

Inflated House Values

With inflated house values, 2006 was a great time for homeowners to sell their property. They were able to get top dollars for their homes.

Today, we live in a different economy, and a different housing market. The biggest problem with inflated house values was for the people who were in the market to buy a home. Inflated house values made it very difficult for couples just starting out to try and purchase a new home. Wages were not rising as fast as the inflated house values.

Right around the peak of the bubble was the first time in recent memory that purchasing a foreclosure property or a fixer upper became an increasingly popular idea. At the time, there seemed to be no way to tell when those inflated house values would drop, or if they ever would.

For people thinking about selling their homes, the housing boom was great. People who wanted to sell could almost buy a home one day, and put it on sale the next.

If you want to see just how high these inflated house values really were, consider contacting a local real estate agent who’s been in the business since at least 2000. They likely have the best industry research at their fingertips to show you how much prices have changed in the wake of the “burst bubble” on the housing market.

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October 21, 2008 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

Manufactured Home Values

Looking to buy a new house? Considering the purchase of a manufactured home as opposed to purchasing one currently constructed? Look in your local phone directory for the nearest mobile or manufactured house retailer in your area.

If you go to the actual retailers who build and sell these houses, you will be able to find out new manufactured home values are. Remember, the estimates a manufactured home retailer will provide you will be for brand new house prices. At least that can give you a general idea as to what a manufactured homes should cost.

The value on used mobile or manufactured houses will definitely be less than brand new ones. Overall, mobile homes decrease in value rather than increase. If you do a lot of improvements to the house and add-ons or whatever, than manufactured home values will be higher now than they were a few years ago.

You can also find manufactured home values in something called a mobile housing book which gives manufactured home values for that particular year. These books are sort of like a car’s blue book value with only a small difference in how they come up with the price. If you want to buy a mobile home you should definitely take a look at one of these mobile housing books.

No matter which way you go about doing so you will find that it is fairly easy to find what these homes are worth no matter what state you live in.

October 16, 2008 at 4:00 pm 4 comments

San Antonio Texas House Valuation Research

San Antonio is an interesting place when you consider the area’s housing market. Texas is an interesting state, meaning that the overall housing market there is not in as bad of shape as some other states of a similar size. Cities like San Antonio have even seen home values increase over the past few years.

As of 2007, median house prices in San Antonio appreciated around 13% over the previous year, according to HouseAlmanac.com.

City-Data.com has some great information on San Antonio, also. While the median house price in San Antonio is below the median home value across the state of Texas, the median gross rent for its residents is $698. Cost of living in San Antonio is also below the national average.

The population of San Antonio has been on the rise since 2000, but not in a disproportionate fashion, compared to large cities in states like California, Florida and Nevada. Steady population growth has kept the city’s home values from getting too caught up in the housing bubble.

San Antonio seems to be a good location to be buying a house, even in today’s market.

October 9, 2008 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Average House Price

Doom and gloom articles are showing up every day in the newspaper when it comes to house values. Average house prices are falling! Reports all show that average house values have dropped since 2004. In October of ’04, the average price for a single family home was $243,540, based on 23,466 loans from 77 lenders.

At that time, house values were on an upswing. In October 2003, the average house prices were $243,756. That means over the course of one year, home values increased approximately 8%, or about $20,000! That is a significant jump for one year. Some attribute this to the fact that most mortgage rates were around 6% at the time.

Home prices have been dropping, but with prices on such a skyrocket jump during the housing boom, weren’t prices bound to come back to earth as the markets normalized?

Today, the average house price is down in many areas across the country. This can be determined simply by watching homes that have sold in the newspaper. Curb appeal aside, do you know what the average home price is in your neighborhood, and how your home compares?

If you are wondering how the value of your home has changed in today’s housing market, it would behoove you to visit GetMyHomesValue.com today to get connected with a local real estate agent who is an expert in your market.

You may be a bit surprised at what your home might be worth. To get started in receiving a free home value estimate from a local real estate agent, visit GetMyHomesValue.com and type your zipcode in the box on the top right. Follow the instructions on the following page, and GetMyHomesValue will put you in touch with a local real estate agent to assist you with your needs.

October 3, 2008 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Discovering House Values

You’ve added an extra room, fixed up your kitchen, and remodeled your basement. Your home is much nicer now than when you bought it. So, now that all of those improvements are made, you’re wondering… what’s my house worth?

After all the time you’ve invested, your house is probably worth more. Is now a good time to sell, or not? Look at a list of how much other homes are being sold for in the newspaper. Is it higher than you expect? Are there people looking to move into your area? Maybe the school district is excellent and parents are moving in. These days, people probably aren’t willing to pay more than market value, but perhaps your home has a greater value than you thought.

Do you want to put your home in the real estate listings? Have you been planning to sell for a while? Repaint some rooms, fix that broken window, patch the walls, replace that dangling electrical socket. Your home will make a good impression on buyers. Start to envision buyer after buyer stepping through the hallways, examining each room, tapping on the doors to test the quality of the wood, trying to figure out how the radiator works. Like you, they will probably wonder to themselves while touring your home – “what’s this house worth?”

If you have been wondering “what’s my house worth” now could be the time to get an answer. GetMyHomesValue.com can set you up with a qualified real estate professional who will examine your property closely to determine its fair market price.

Ready to get connected with a real estate agent in your area for a free home evaluation? Visit GetMyHomesValue.com and type your zip code in the box on the right hand side of the site to begin receiving a free home value report.

October 3, 2008 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Upside Down In Your Mortgage?

With home values dropping across the country, there is a growing fear among homeowners that their house is worth less than they currently owe. Are you one of those homeowners?

Most people purchasing a home in today’s market are required to put at least 20% down, but if you just purchased a home and didn’t put much money down, then there is a chance you could owe more than your current homes value. Interest and an early payoff penalty for your mortgage loan could also make the value of the home less than you owe. If you have failed to maintain your property during the past few years, its value could also see a severe dip.

If you do own a house worth less than owed, DON’T PANIC… and by all means, realize that you aren’t alone.

The best way to discover if you owe more on your home than its current value on the market is to get connected with a local real estate agent. Most real estate agents will assess your home for free using a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Having a CMA done on your property is free and includes information similar to what you would find on a professional appraisal.

You know how much you owe on the property – a real estate agent knows how much your property is worth. Real estate agents in your area spend every day of their working life examining your local real estate market. Who else would you trust for real estate market information?

Local appraisers can cost a couple hundred dollars, and often there is a time delay in how long it takes them to visit your property. Real estate agents have a huge database of information available to them on the local housing market, and can often create a CMA in as little as a day.

Finally, if you’re having trouble paying your mortgage and are upside down, you should contact your lender immediately. They will ask you to send in a hardship package to establish your financial situation. Part of this package will be a hardship letter, which explains your situation and offers a workable solution. There are sample hardship letters all over the internet if you have writer’s block.

If you’re worried that you owe more on your house than its current value, get connected with a local real estate agent to find the answer. Visit GetMyHomesValue.com, type in your zip code in the box on the right, click submit and fill out your information on the following page. GetMyHomesValue will connect you with a local real estate agent as soon as possible, and you can be on your way to finding your homes value.

October 2, 2008 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Discovering House Valuation

If you need to know what your house is worth, there are many things you can do to find it out.

Call a real estate appraiser on the phone, have them come out to your home, and do a complete appraisal. When the appraiser is finished, they’ll give you an accurate price of the value of your home.

What’s my house worth is often the first question people ask when they are thinking about selling a home. Another good reason you might ask what your house is worth would be for the bank to give you a refinance on your home. Banks will need proof of a true home value in order to refinance.

If you do not want to pay a fee for an appraiser to come out to your house, there is another option which is totally free. GetMyHomesValue.com can connect you with a real estate agent to discover the answer, free.

When you want to discover what your house is worth, consider having a free CMA done by a real estate agent. They will come out to your house, often at no cost, and give you an idea of what your house might be worth on today’s market.

Ready to get connected with a real estate agent in your area for a free home evaluation? Visit GetMyHomesValue.com and type your zip code in the box on the right hand side of the site to begin receiving a free home value report.

October 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment


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