Real Estate Outlook:2011 Sales Meeting December 29, 2010
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Look Back at 2010 1st time Home Buyer tax credit Historic Affordability Levels Low Mortgage Rates Rising Household Incomes Rising Foreclosure Rates Concerns over proper foreclosure procedures Attack on homeownership Low Consumer Confidence For Sale by Owner’s Decline to 11% of the market (Down from 13% in 2009)
November Foreclosures in Douglas County realtytrac.com
Home Sales Price Gains realtytrac.com
5 Reasons to Buy a Home in 2011 Mortgage rates will stay low. Tax cuts could help. Americans want to be home owners. Recent Fannie Mae surveys show that Americans still believe a home is a safe and desirable investment. Builders are about to begin building. Homes are shrinking and becoming more affordable.
Recovery Mode Trend will be a rise in home sale activity Lawrence Yun with NAR: Est 5.2 million existing-home sales in 2011, up from 4.8 million last year (0.09% increase) Home prices to rise about 1% this year on a national basis Biggest Factors: Businesses Spending Money Job Growth, Commercial Sales/Leases, etc. Concerns: Health Care Reform, Wall Street Business cash reserves have grown to the point where corporate leaders have to start deploying their money to get the kinds of returns their investors want to see. Consumer Confidence Will return with employment, stable home prices
Recovery Mode Majority of Americans Expect housing to recover after 2012 realtytrac.com
Residential Predictions Prices & Mortgage Rates Stay Low or fall lower Loan guidelines tighten up, and down payments may rise. Condo’s will become even more difficult to buy Most lenders require that no more than 15% of HOA members be 30 days or more behind on their dues Conventional (non-FHA) loans require at least 25% of the units be owner-occupied Increase in conservative buying
Foreclosures The driving force behind price declines 2010: About one-third of home sales were Foreclosures Average price discount of 26% (RealtyTrac) More such sales are on the way, but estimates vary.
Low Price Factor Interest Rates @ Historically Low Levels National Level: Median Home Prices down 30% (From $239,000 @ peak in 2006, to $172,000 @ end of 2010) High Volume of Foreclosures in market Yun of NAR expects foreclosed homes to account for 1/3 of sales in 2011 "My best guess is that this year, people will be buying a lot of the foreclosed properties, but it will still take an additional one-and-a-half years to bring the inventory down to a more normal level."
Inventory Higher Inventory= Decline in Pricing Fate of Fannie and Freddie will be announced in January Will there be another home buyer tax credit?
Inflation Risks of entering a period of Japanese-style deflation Expectation for continuing price drops keeps people from spending Biggest impact: First-time buyers: If interest rates rise along with inflation, home ownership will become increasingly out of reach. "Some inflation isn’t a bad thing, but high inflation isn’t optimal," Yun says. "So as long as inflation can be kept in check—and business and consumer confidence restored—look for a slow return to normalcy in the months ahead."
2011: Game Plan Another year of Buyers Market Work on Expanding your role as buyers agent Market more towards buyers and investors Keep working with banks on REO’s Become affluent in the world of short sales Always provide sellers with CMA’s in order to list at right price, or slightly underpriced Keep Positive Attitude
Real Estate Technology in 2011 Smart Phone Search: Google Goggles QR Codes Real Estate Based App’s Social Media, Blogging and Video Stick Around