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A Home’s Cost vs. Price Explained

April 7, 2014
A Home’s Cost vs. Price Explained
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 04:00 AM PDT
HomePercentageWe have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned about price but instead about the ‘long term cost’ of the home. Let us explain.
Recently, we reported that a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists projected that home values would appreciate by approximately 8% from now to the end of 2015.
Additionally, Freddie Mac’s most recent Economic Commentary & Projections Table predicts that the 30 year fixed mortgage rate will be 5.7% by the end of next year.

What Does This Mean to a Buyer?

Here is a simple demonstration of what impact these projected changes would have on the mortgage payment of a home selling for approximately $250,000 today:
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Agents who desire an even deeper understanding of how interest rates and home prices will dramatically impact this spring buyers’ season, should reserve a seat for our FREE webinar, “Spring Ahead in 2014: KCM’s Action Plan for Dominating this Buyers’ Season,” on Thursday, April 17th at 2PM ET.
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