March 2017

Found 4 blog entries for March 2017.

According to the March 2017 Home Survey conducted and published by the National Association of Realtors, a majority of respondents feel that now is a good time to buy or sell a home. 

Of the 72% of the respondents who said that now is a good time to buy, 47% believe strongly that now is a good time to  buy a home. 

Interestingly, a majority of respondents also feel that now is a good time to sell. Of the 69% who feel that way, 19% strongly believe now is a good time to sell. 

To read the full report, visit nar.realtor.

Would you like to discuss why it may be a good time for you to buy or sell a home now? 

Contact Andreas Holder for more details.

 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group Broker

Andreas Holder Named Consulate Liaison to The Federal Republic of Gemany for Illinois REALTORS®

 

CHICAGO, IL – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group has announced that Andreas Holder was named by the Illinois REALTORS® as one of a select few members who will work with foreign consulates to promote the state’s real estate business.

 

Holder was selected to represent the association as it works to build ties with The Federal Republic of Germany. The partnership is through the association’s Consulate General Liaison program, which matches members with experience in international real estate with foreign consulates.

 

“Increasingly, the business

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Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been right. Buyer demand has seasonality to it, which usually falls off in the winter months, especially in areas of the country impacted by arctic temperatures and conditions.

That hasn’t happened this year.

Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the top 10 dates sellers

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When mortgage interest rates rise, you may be tempted to put your home buying plans on hold, but there are three reasons you shouldn’t let higher interest rates deter your home buying plans.

 When you shop for rates, shop at least three lenders using the same type of loan – 30-year fixed rate, adjustable, hybrid and so on. Do so at the same time because rates can change as much as several times daily.

  1. Interest rates fluctuate. Mortgage interest rates rise and fall based on the lender’s viewpoint toward the economic outlook. News that suggests a slowing economy tends to bring rates down, while a rosy manufacturing or jobs report can send them back up.
  2. You have some control over rates. The rates you see advertised aren’t what you’ll necessarily
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