Thursday, March 21, 2013

Home Prices are Finally Back on Track!

home1According to the latest report from Fiserv’s Case-Shiller, home prices are predicted to return back to normal, and we should expect gains in our future! After many years of unpredictability, a market increase is headed our way. According to the report, home prices are estimated to increase 3.7%  beginning in the third quarter of 2013 and 2014, and home prices in nearly every metro market are expected to see an increase in 2013. This past year we’ve seen a glimmer of a recovery, and home prices are expected to stabilize, more-so than they have in the past 15 years. From 1998 to 2006, home prices rose 5% or more each year, and once that housing bubble peaked, the plunge was devastating; dropping nearly 30.5% through September of 2012.
In the 4th quarter of 2011 is when we finally began to see signs of stabilization, according to a report by CNNMoney. From Sept 2011-2012 US home prices were on the rise, and several of the metro cities hit hardest by the housing downfall, saw the greatest gain during this time. By the end of 2013, Fisver predicts that nearly all housing markets will see an increase. If you’re looking to sell your home, contact your local Real Estate agent today!


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