“Nancy is an amazing agent!. She went “above and beyond” to help us find the perfect home. She took the time to show us many houses. She was patient while we decided. She worked with and for us every step of the way. I recommend her to anyone looking to buy here. We moved from Connecticut and she educated us on the area so we were comfortable moving some-where we had never been before.”
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Nancy Aborn Wuennemann
As the housing market continues to change, you may be wondering where it will go from here.
One factor you are probably thinking about is home prices, which have come down a bit since they peaked last June. You’ve likely heard something in the news or on social media about a price crash on the horizon. As a result, you may be holding off on buying a home until prices drop significantly.
That’s not the best strategy.
A recent survey from Zonda shows 53% of millennials are still renting right now because they’re waiting for home prices to come down. Here’s the thing: the most recent data shows that home prices appear to have bottomed out and are now on the rise again.
Selma Hepp, Chief Economist at CoreLogic, reports:
“U.S. home prices rose by 0.8% in February . . . indicating that prices in most markets have already bottomed out.”
And the latest data from Black Knight shows the same shift. The graph below compares home price trends in November to those in February:
So, should you keep waiting to buy a home until prices come down?
If you factor in what the experts are saying, you probably should not. The data shows prices are increasing in much of the country, not decreasing. The latest data from the Home Price Expectation Survey indicates that experts project home prices will rise steadily and return to more normal levels of appreciation after 2023.
My Bottom Line:
Let’s have a conversation. That’s the best way to understand what home values are doing in the Myrtle Beach Market.
If you are waiting to buy a home until prices come down, you may want to reconsider. Connect with me to make sure you understand what’s happening in our local housing market.
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