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By Mark Watterson, Utah Real Estate
We need Positive Price Action to confirm market bottom.  One month of price improve isn't sufficient to confirm the market bottom.  We need to see appreciation month over month for three months. PRICE ACTION   Other good signs in addition to positive price action is lower DOM (days of the market), lower new listings and higher percent of new listings being SOLD.    SUMMARY Currently we are not seeing the needed positive price action (along with other indicators) to confirm a market bottom.  This is NOT a good time for those with low and/or no risk tolerance to purchase.  High and medium risk tolerant investors are making buying decisions and are doing some bottom fishing.  Some are trying to time the market and market timing is risky.  Trying to time the bottom is not for the inexperien...
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By Utah Real Estate Search Utah County Realtor, Home Listing Partner
(Home Buyer Realty Utah)
A home mortgage loan may quite possibly be the costly financial commitment you ever make. Buying a house is an important investment not only because it will become your home and residence, but also because it will gain in value and provide you with potential earnings when you decide to sell. As it is such a weighty matter, you should be very particular in whom you choose to help you finance your home purchase. You will come across plenty of lenders eager for your business, but make sure you select one that has all the essential qualities and qualifications. First, a good mortgage lender should be able to offer you a wide range of loan products. Mortgage brokers are especially effective in this area as they represent many different mortgage investors and usually have a broader selection ...
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By Utah Real Estate Search Utah County Realtor, Home Listing Partner
(Home Buyer Realty Utah)
By: Robert A. Hulme - Realtor - Loan Officer -Utah County, Including Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Alpine and Cedar Hills Some people are very successful at selling their home "by owner".  They have knowledge of key marketing strategies, how to best show their home, and they possess a good understanding of contracts.  They are versed in negotiation tactics, but most of all, they are aware of the current market in their area and have priced their home appropriately.  They realize the majority of homes on the market today are sold through an agency and they are aware that potential buyers might expect them to sell for less that market value because they will not be paying an agency commission.  On the other hand, listing your home with a Realtor means that up...
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By Mark Watterson, Utah Real Estate
We need Positive Price Action to confirm market bottom.  One month of price improve isn't sufficient to confirm the market bottom.  We need to see appreciation month over month for three months. PRICE ACTION                    Other good signs in addition to positive price action is lower DOM (days of the market), lower new listings and higher percent of new listings being SOLD.     This is NOT a good time for those with low and/or no risk tolerance to purchase.  A strong case can be made that those who are looking for a home for their family with plans to stay long term.  Why not buy now?  Especially if the numbers make sense, i.e. Owning vs. Renting.  Even, if the market retracts more (which is extremely likely) in the future.  Between the coming market bounce and future normal cycle ...
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We need Positive Price Action to confirm market bottom.  One month of price improve isn't sufficient to confirm the market bottom.  We need to see appreciation month over month for three months. PRICE ACTION   Other good signs in addition to positive price action is lower DOM (days of the market), lower new listings and higher percent of new listings being SOLD.  On a year over year, YTD comparison currently (20.47)% of new listings are being sold.         SUMMARY Currently we are not seeing the needed positive price action (along with other indictors) to confirm a market bottom.  This is NOT a good time for conservative buyers to purchase.  High risk tolerant investors and speculators are doing some bottom fishing. For more details or just to chat about market conditions please feel fr...
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By Robert A. Hulme, Home Listing Partner, Full Service Listing 1%
(Home Buyer Realty Utah)
By: Robert A. Hulme - Realtor - Loan Officer -Utah County, Including Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Alpine and Cedar Hills, Eagle Mountain, Payson, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, Springville, Mortgage Xpress, Agent Typically a First Time Home Buyer is considered to be someone who has not had an ownership interest in a home for 3 years or more.  Some home loan guidelines are longer than that.  There are many Down Payment Assistance grants, low interest loans and credit assistance programs available for First Time Home Buyers.  First Time Home Buyers should consult a Mortgage and Real Estate Professional early in the home buying process to learn all they need to know about is available to them. Several criteria are considered when evaluating the loan programs...
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By Utah Real Estate Search Utah County Realtor, Home Listing Partner
(Home Buyer Realty Utah)
By:  Robert A. Hulme - Realtor - Loan Officer With the real estate market going through all the changes it is presently going through, many new questions start to come up.  Should I buy a new home?  Should I re-finance my present home?  Should I rent out my present home and Upgrade to a new home?   The scenario I see quite often these days is the later.  Many of my home buyers are looking into renting their present home due to the high demand that there is for rentals.  Once they find a good qualified renter, the next step is to take advantage of the great deals available on new homes and the low interest rates that make it possible to upgrade and keep their payment reasonable. The re-finance scenario is more difficult to accomplish, due to the decline in the home values and the loan to...
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By Utah Real Estate Search Utah County Realtor, Home Listing Partner
(Home Buyer Realty Utah)
Private Mortgage Insurance is used by Home Loan Buyers to insure the lender against default if the borrower has less than 20 percent down.  Private Mortgage Insurance can be a very costly insurance premium that is necessary as part of loan qualifications set by Fannie Mae and most secondary market investors.  With the right loan, it doesn't have to be an obstacle.  How much does Private Mortgage Insurance Cost? PMI increases your monthly payment and could be tax deductible.  PMI varies, but can be estimated by taking about one-half percent of the total loan amount.  With a home selling for $300,000 and 10 percent down or $30,000, the annual cost of PMI on your $270,000 loan would be approximately $1,350 annually or an extra $112.50 monthly on your home payment.  PMI will go away once yo...
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We still are having a low percent of new listings being SOLD.  Currently (21.34) % on a year over year, YTD comparison and we need positive % of listings sold, with positive price action to confirm market bottom. Please see data below.                                                                                  PRICE ACTION   Other good signs in addition to positive price action is lower DOM (days of the market) and lower new listings.             SUMMARY  Currently we are not seeing the needed positive price action to confirm a market bottom. This is NOT a good time for conservative buyers to purchase.  High risk tolerant investors and speculators are doing some bottom fishing. For more details or just to chat about market conditions please feel free to contact me.  
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