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    3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

    3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market | MyKCM

    The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices!

    The best way to show what’s really going on in today’s real estate market is to go straight to the data! We put together the following three graphs along with a quote from Chief Economists that have their finger on the pulse of what each graph illustrates.

    Interest Rates:

    “The real estate market is thawing in response to the sustained decline in mortgage rates and rebound in consumer confidence – two of the most important drivers of home sales. Rising sales demand coupled with more inventory than previous spring seasons suggests that the housing market is in the early stages of regaining momentum.” – Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac

    3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market | Keeping Current Matters

    Income:

    “A powerful combination of lower mortgage rates, more inventory, rising income and higher consumer confidence is driving the sales rebound.” – Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR

    3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market | Keeping Current Matters

    Home Prices:

    “Price growth has been too strong for several years, fueled in part by abnormally low interest rates. A mild deceleration in home sales and Home Price Index growth is actually healthy, because it will calm excessive price growth — which has pushed many markets, particularly in the West, into overvalued territory.” – Ralph DeFranco, Global Chief Economist at Arch Capital Services Inc.

    3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market | Keeping Current Matters

    Bottom Line

    These three graphs indicate good news for the spring housing market! Interest rates are low, income is rising, and home prices have experienced mild deceleration over the last 9 months. If you are considering buying a home or selling your house, let’s get together to chat about our market!

     

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    Alan Harling

    I relocated to Colorado from Illinois where I built a successful career in real estate representing both buyers and sellers. My success was based on building a relationship of trust and understanding with my clients, utilizing data to support actions, and implementing problem solving skills throughout the contract-to-closing process – all of which you can expect me to continue as I launch my business in Colorado. Experience as a certified Project Management Professional laid the foundation for my organization and management skills which carry over into my real estate business. Personal experience as a collegiate athlete and coach contribute to my competitive spirit. In my free time, I enjoy exploring hiking trails, spending time with my husband and three sons, and spoiling our dog Lilly.

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