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Some Highlights:

Today’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers.

Current low interest rates won’t last forever, and home prices are forecast to rise.

If you’re a homebuyer, hang in there. Homeownership improves your quality of life, and the long-term benefits outweigh the short-term challenges.
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Knock HomeSwap Program - How It Works


How does the Knock Home Swap work? The Knock Home Swap™ empowers you to buy your new home prior to selling your old house on the market for maximum value. Here’s how it works:


1. We’ll get you fully underwritten for a new home loan with Knock including a down payment advance so you can start making offers fast.


2. Put down a winning offer on your dream home with no sales contingency, and move in right away. You’ll pay your new mortgage while we cover the old one.


3. We’ll advance up to $25,000 to get your old house ready for listing on the open market so it sells fast and for top dollar. When your house sells, you simply pay Knock back for the loan provided. It’s that simple!


If you'd like more information about this program, please contact me, your local Knock Certified Agent.

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Home prices were surging from 2000 through 2006. Homeowners were sitting back in their recliners watching their home value skyrocket to the heavens. It seemed like the housing market was unstoppable. Then it all came tumbling down with the beginning of the subprime meltdown in March 2007. Values dropped like a rock. Many lost their homes to foreclosure or short sale. Everybody remembers the scars of the Great Recession. Either they were directly affected, or it happened to somebody they knew.


Once again, housing is soaring upward with seemingly no end in sight. Buyers are tripping over each other, willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars above the asking price. Throw in the news of rising inflation and the potential of drastically higher mortgage rates, the madness must come to a screeching halt soon, right? Even though so many are anticipating and reporting that a housing crash is eminent, it simply is not going to occur, not now, not in the next 6-months, and not in the foreseeable...

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Some Highlights

  • If you're thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you'll save some money, think again.

  • Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home prices and interest rates.

  • Buying a home now means you'll spend less in the long run. Contact a local real estate professional to put your plans in motion before home prices and mortgage rates climb even higher.

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Some Highlights

  • In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market.

  • When addressing whether or not today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Yun said that this “is not a bubble. It is simply lack of supply.”

  • Today’s housing market is healthy, and rising prices are driven by real buyer demand. Contact a local real estate professional to learn the best ways to navigate such an energetic market.

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Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Macshares:

When buying a home, it’s important to determine a monthly budget so you can plan for and understand what you can afford. However, when you need to stick to your budget, even a small increase in the mortgage rate can make a big difference.


If, for example, you’re getting ready to buy a home and know your budget allows for a monthly payment of $1200-1250 (marked in gray on the table above), every time the mortgage rate increases, the loan amount has to decrease to keep your monthly cost in range. This means you may have to look for lower-priced homes as mortgage rates go up if you want to be able to maintain your budget. ...

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Kevin Budde of Monarch Coast Financial shares his recent "Real Estate Talking Points" where he gives weekly market updates on the latest real estate headline news. 


This week Kevin's key points are: 


  • In Orange County, existing single family home sales were up 7.3% from February 2020 and the median home price was existing $995,000.

  • Redfin reported home sales prices in February rose more than they have during any month since July 2013

  • Mortgage bankers association estimated 2.6 million U.S. homeowners are in forbearance

  • 30-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 3.09%

  • 15-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 2.40%

 

Kevin A. Budde

President

CA DRE 00831552 
NMLS 325450


949-784-0397 Office
949-422-2075 Mobile

kbudde@monarchcoastfinancial.com

www.monarchcoastfinancial.com 

20151 SW Birch St., Ste. 230, Newport Beach, CA 92660




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Some Highlights

  • Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country.
  • If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, your equity may be a great asset to power your next move.
  • Now is a great time to put your equity toward a down payment on the home of your dreams.
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