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If you are planning to become a homeowner this year, these three facts about fall real estate will help you make an informed decision. 

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1. Price Fluctuations  Zillow reports show that around the same time last year, there is a 4.1% increase in the median home value in the USA. With Coronavirus coming into the picture, fall may see home values drop across the board, causing a bottleneck in the housing sector. While prices are forecasted to decline, experts believe that it to be temporary, and the housing market will see a sooner increase in some areas due to the restrained demand. Given the housing situation, the question for many homebuyers remains, is it a good time to buy a home? Yes, the fall real estate market may be the perfect time to be a homeowner. 

2. Low Inventory.  The low inventory levels limit the housing market from optimizing its potential; there are not enough homes to keep up with the demand. Distinctly, new construction homes are becoming more popular and are adding to the supply of housing inventory. For homebuyers who are looking for green and energy-efficient dwellings, the new construction projects would be their best option. 

3. Low Mortgages. The Federal Reserve announced that it is going to keep the mortgage rates low for the next few years. As of August, a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage carried an interest rate of 2.94%, according to Freddie Mac. Although buyers aren't sure how long rates will remain this low, today's rates are saving homebuyers a lot of money over the life of the loans and allowing them to buy more house!

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According to experts, 2020 will be a positive year for the housing market. Although most homebuyers will likely buy during the spring season, it is beneficial for real estate agents to start building a connection with homebuyers as early as the first quarter of the year, especially with 1st-time homebuyers. With this in mind, here are 3 tips on how to win the hearts of 1st-time homebuyers.

1. Build Rentals Into Your Business. This will mean investing in making yourself familiar and knowledgeable with rentals, but it's all worth it in the long run. Renters you have worked and maintained a good relationship with will likely come to you when they decide to transition to being homeowners. 

2. Connect With Banks and Mortgage Lenders. Since banks and mortgage lenders work closely with homebuyers in financing the purchase of their home, it is smart to reach out and offer your partnership with these institutions. 

3. Work Local Events. Market yourself and your service in your local area by leading 1st-time homebuyers in the right direction and assist them with setting goals to move towards homeownership. Get out and host a homebuyer's workshop that will teach buyers the entire process. 

Are you looking to purchase or sell a property? Call the professionals you can rely on, call Scott Realty Professionals. 

Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on February 17th, 2020 6:51 PM




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Photo Credits: programmingibc from Pixabay Entering a new phase of our lives could mean a lot of different things. It could mean welcoming a lifestyle that urges us to consider making a change from what we are accustomed to. When homeowners 55 years old and older move from a large home to a smaller one, this is typically called downsizing. The dictionary defines downsizing as to make something smaller,  which implies something negative for most people. Hence, the word rightsizing was minted, suggesting a more positive meaning than the term downsizing. What is rightsizing? It means to convert something to a suitable or optimum size. In real estate terminology, rightsizing is taking into consideration what the family needs -  what's more suitable for their lifestyle now and in the future. Rightsizing does not only include the square footage or the acreage but also the location, the community, the convenience, the cost of the upkeep and maintenance.  Now the question is can I rightsize even when I am not yet an empty nester? Of course! Rightsizing is perfect for a lifestyle change as well. It is for anyone who is looking for a more sustainable and low maintenance lifestyle. 

If you are ready to make the choice and start a new chapter, you can always rely on Scott Realty Professionals to help you every step of the way. 


Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on October 21st, 2019 6:22 PM


TOP 3 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

The housing market in South Carolina is anticipating a downward trend in the fall - but sellers should not be intimidated by the tightening real estate market. These are the important factors that will help South Carolina properties sell promptly despite the sluggish market.

1. Price. If the property is priced competitively at the right time, the less time it will stay on the market.

2. Location. Buyers aren't just looking at a house or property. They also consider how close it is to schools, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. The neighborhood amenities can also make or break the sale. It is essential to feature the proximity from the home to many of the local amenities to give buyers more reason as to why they choose your home.

3. Stage your house. Homes that are properly furnished and lighted sell faster for a higher price than homes that are displayed empty.
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WHEN YOU ARE READY TO LIST YOUR HOME, CALL THE PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN RELY ON! 


Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on August 9th, 2019 3:54 PM

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