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April 2020 Mortgage Update

April Mortgage Rate Update Freddie Mac’s results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® shows that “Mortgage rates have stabilized over the last few weeks as the market searches for direction in the fog of economic data. While financial markets initially rallied on the news of Federal Reserve support and are improving due to the Senate’s passage … Continue reading April 2020 Mortgage Update

Real Estate Activity 1st Qtr. 2020 Sussex County

Current Market Conditions for Sussex County, DE (as of 3/31/2020—based on sales of single-family homes) Active Listings/Current Inventory As of the end of March, there were a total of 1,663 homes on the market, a minmimal decrease from the previous month’s end inventory of 1,666.  This represents a 6-month’s supply of inventory, with a current … Continue reading Real Estate Activity 1st Qtr. 2020 Sussex County

Updated Guidelines for Real Estate Professionals in Delaware

The BeachByBabs Team offers the following update in an effort to keep our Clients Informed and Safe .  .  . Guidelines for Real Estate Professionals in Delaware Advisory Guidance for Safe Practices for Real Estate Agents in Delaware to Comply with the State of Emergency Declared for our safety by Governor Carney.  This has been reviewed through the Division … Continue reading Updated Guidelines for Real Estate Professionals in Delaware

Adapting to Change So You Don’t Miss the Future . . .

  Without doubt we are all living in a historic and difficult time.  Rest assured that our first priority is the safety and health of all our clients, both buyers and sellers.  And in order to protect everyone, all of us in the real estate profession have strict new rules with respect to the practice … Continue reading Adapting to Change So You Don’t Miss the Future . . .

February 2020 Mortgage Rate Update

February Mortgage Rate Update Freddie Mac’s results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® shows that “This week’s mortgage rates were the second lowest in three years, supporting homebuyer demand and leading to higher refinancing activity. Borrowers who take advantage of these low rates can improve their cash flow by lowering their monthly mortgage payments, giving them … Continue reading February 2020 Mortgage Rate Update

2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

National Association of REALTORS 2019 PROFILE OF HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS Since 1981 the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has conducted an annual survey of recent home buyers and sellers “nationally” in an effort to gain insight into their buying or selling experience. Below is an excerpt of the 2019 Survey.  For the Full Report … Continue reading 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

January Real Estate Mortgage RoundUp

January Real Estate Mortgage RoundUp Freddie Mac’s results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® shows that “This week’s mortgage rates were the second lowest in three years, supporting homebuyer demand and leading to higher refinancing activity. Borrowers who take advantage of these low rates can improve their cash flow by lowering their monthly mortgage payments, giving … Continue reading January Real Estate Mortgage RoundUp

8 Ways to Boost Your Homes Value

8 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value Improving the look and functionality of your home goes a long way toward boosting its value. But what types of renovation are today’s buyers looking for? If you are thinking of remodeling, a national survey by Consumer Reports reveals the most sought-after amenities: Kitchens top the list– Buyers … Continue reading 8 Ways to Boost Your Homes Value

Eco-friendly Kitchen Features That Won’t Break the Bank

Eco-friendly Kitchen Features That Won’t Break the Bank Eco-friendly features are all the rage today as homeowners commit to living greener lives. But for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint, where do you begin? For many, the answer is the kitchen. The central hub of the home, the kitchen offers a perfect foundation for … Continue reading Eco-friendly Kitchen Features That Won’t Break the Bank

December Mortgage Rate Round Up

December Real Estate Mortgage Roundup Freddie Mac’s results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® shows that ” The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate saw little change again this week and averaged just 3.9% during 2019, the fourth lowest annual average since 1971 when Freddie Mac started its weekly survey. Heading into 2020, low mortgage rates and the … Continue reading December Mortgage Rate Round Up

Real Estate Market Update – November 2019

Real Estate Market Watch – November 2019 Active Listings/Current Inventory As of the end of November, there were a total of 1,722 homes on the market, a decrease of 5% from the previous month’s end inventory of 1,805.  This represents a 5-month’s supply of inventory, with a current absorption rate of 341 homes sold per … Continue reading Real Estate Market Update – November 2019

November 2019 Mortgage Round Up . . .

November Real Estate Roundup Freddie Mac’s results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® shows that “The housing market continues to steadily gain momentum with rising home buyer demand and increased construction due to the strong job market, ebullient market sentiment and low mortgage rates. Residential real estate accounts for one-sixth of the economy, and the improving … Continue reading November 2019 Mortgage Round Up . . .