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Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Kristin Smith is a REALTOR® with Dave Perry Miller and associates, in Dallas. Kristin was named a member of the prestigious 30 under 30 class of 2016 by REALTOR® Magazine…and she is deeply involved in NAR’s Young Professionals Network, in Texas and at the National level. She is currently serving on NAR Presidential Advisory group on Retirement & Financial Planning.
Melissa Dittmann Tracey is the author of the THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ popular Styled Staged & Sold blog.
Mike Dawson is Vice President of Single-Family Strategy and Policy at Freddie Mac. Mike is a chartered financial analyst, who has been with Freddie Mac for 32 years. And he helps develop many of the mortgage products used by millions of Americans.
Of course the biggest real estate story in America right now – is tax reform. The GOP plan to change the nation’s tax code will have a big impact on anyone who owns, buys or sells a house, as many of the tax benefits they’ve enjoyed will be changed, or will go away altogether. Let’s get the latest now, from Real Estate Today’s Bill Thompson, in Washington.
We are back, with our special “Where we Stand.” In which we dig deep, into exactly what’s happening right now in today’s real estate market…and how it all affects you.
Now I’m sure you’ve heard that one of the biggest challenges in today’s market involves what Real Estate Pros call inventory. That is the number of homes for sale… And right now there just aren’t enough. There are far more buyers, than there are available homes.
So how does that affect you? Well it depends on whether you’re a homeowner, a home seller, or a home buyer. So let’s talk about it, starting with what low inventory means to you – if you are a homeowner.
In short? It’s good news.
Continue reading “What Tight Inventory Means to You – Part 1” »
Jessica Lautz is Managing Director of Survey Research and Communications at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Bill Lublin is a REALTOR® and broker owner of Century 21 Advantage gold in the Philadelphia area…and the chair of NAR’s Data Strategies Advisory Board. Bill is a real estate pro, and a technology expert. He wrote NAR’s ‘e-Pro’ course, which teaches agents how to master the latest technologies on behalf of their clients.
Jonathan Lawless is Vice President for Product Development and Affordable Housing at Fannie Mae. Jonathan responsible for developing solutions which help more Americans get into homes, with safe, secure mortgages.
Michael Micheletti is Director of Corporate Communications of Unison. Unison provides down payment assistance in exchange for partial housing equity, after values increase.
Sal Dimiceli is REALTOR® & Broker-owner of Lake Geneva Area Realty, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, founded The Time is Now to Help….which has provided nearly 17 million dollars in assistance to people living in poverty. His non-profit provides financial counseling, emergency food assistance, transportation, child care and much more….helping people hold jobs – and helping turn their lives around.
For his efforts, Sal was named a Good Neighbor by REALTOR® Magazine, just a few weeks ago.
Back again with our special “Where we Stand…”
drilling deep into what’s happening in today’s real estate markets, and what it all means to you. Now we ended up the last hour of today’s show with a discussion about inventory….
And how the shortage of homes for sale in many markets, is causing property values to rise, which of course, is helping homeowners grow more equity. They’re accumulating wealth at a rapid pace, thanks to the appreciating home values.
We also looked at what that means for sellers, who are often coming away with bigger profits at the settlement table.
But now let’s take a look at how low inventory, and rising prices affect home buyers across America. Because for buyers? It’s a bear!
Continue reading “What Tight Inventory Means to You – Part 2” »
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