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3 Issues Facing Today's Real Estate Market

by Christie Cannon

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market | MyKCM

Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™,” given by Joseph Nahas, Jr., Chair of the Counselors of Real Estate & Senior Vice President of Equus Capital Partners. 

The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) “is an international organization of high profile property professionals which include principals of prominent real estate, financial, legal, and accounting firms as well as recognized leaders of government and academia.” 

Their annual “top 10” list spans any and all issues that could have an impact on the real estate market. This year, the list was broken up into “Current” and “Long-Term Issues.”

Today we’re going to focus on three of the five “Current” issues with a brief explanation of their impacts on the housing market today!

E-Commerce & Logistics

With promises of 2-day shipping no matter where you live, we are benefiting more now than ever before from the speed and ease-of-use of online retailers like Amazon. These e-retailers haven’t changed whether or not we buy certain items, but rather HOW we buy them!

Many traditional malls or big-box stores are being repurposed as warehouses or distribution centers for online retailers so that they can get their products out faster.

A Look to the Future: “Developers who are including experiences into their locations are the ones who will succeed. It’s about the experience and gaining something over just going to buy a product.”

Generational Change & Demographics

By now we’ve all heard that the millennial generation is the largest yet, just by sheer volume. The largest group of millennials turns 30 years-old in 2020. The average first-time homebuying age is between 30 and 32, depending on marital status. Real estate professionals will be inundated with more and more buyers as the years roll on. Nahas commented on this in his presentation, saying that,

“Too many developers have become dependent on making decisions based on baby boomer’s preferences.

The 75 million millennials are coming, and they will influence real estate and commerce even faster than the baby boomers in the 50s and 60s.”

Interest Rates & the Economy

The interest rate that you secure for your mortgage is a big factor in your monthly housing cost and in how much you ultimately pay for your home. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates rose to 4.62% on a 30-year fixed rate loan last week.

The Federal Reserve also raised the federal funds rate for the second time this year. If unemployment continues to be at or near record lows, two more hikes are likely to come later this year.

Nahas added,

“Rising rates can be good and bad for the economy. Bad for borrowing money with additional costs, but good to control inflation and help grow the economy at a moderate pace.”

Bottom Line

If you are planning on buying and/or selling a home this year, let’s get together to help you navigate the conditions in your market and set you up for success.

 

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Christie Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
972-215-7747

www.ChristieCannon.com

We Are a Proud Member of Keller Williams Luxury International

by Christie Cannon

​The Christie Cannon Team ​is a proud member of Keller Williams Luxury International powered by Keller Williams Realty.

 

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Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Cannon Team

Keller Williams Realty Frisco
469-951-9588
www.ChristieCannon.com

Where Did Americans Move in 2017?

by Christie Cannon

Where Did Americans Move in 2017? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Atlas Van Lines recently released the results of their annual Migration Patterns Survey in which they tracked their customer’s movement from state-to-state over the course of 2017.
  • Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the 2nd year in a row followed by Washington.
  • The ‘outbound’ states seem to draw a line straight across the country from Connecticut to Wyoming

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
469-951-9588
www.ChristieCannon.com

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?

by Christie Cannon

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?

Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months.

Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how home values are forecasted to change by the end of 2018 using data from the most recent report.

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values? | MyKCM

As we can see, CoreLogic projects an increase in home values in 49 of 50 states, and Washington, DC (there was insufficient data for HI). Nationwide, they see home prices increasing by 4.2%.

How might the new tax code impact these numbers?

Recently, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) conducted their own analysis to determine the impact the new tax code may have on home values. NAR’s analysis:

“…estimated how home prices will change in the upcoming year for each state, considering the impact of the new tax law and the momentum of jobs and housing inventory.”

Here is a map based on NAR’s analysis:

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values? | MyKCM

Bottom Line

According to NAR, the new tax code will have an impact on home values across the country. However, the effect will be much less significant than what some originally thought.

 

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR

The Cannon Team

Keller Williams Realty Frisco

469-951-9588

www.ChristieCannon.com

 

4 Reasons to Sell This Winter

by Christie Cannon

Some Highlights:

  • Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!
  • Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market.
  • Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
469-951-9588
www.ChristieCannon.com

 

2018 Housing Market Predictions

by Christie Cannon

2018 Housing Market Predictions

There’s no doubt about it, we’ve been in a hot housing market and 2017 ended just as hot. According to some experts, now as we head into 2018 the market is expected to start to cool down, especially in the higher price ranges, due to tax reform. Standard & Poor’s said that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index climbed 6.2% in October — 6% above its 2006 peak. Meanwhile, in November pending home sales were up annually for the first time since June and sales of existing homes reached its strongest pace since December 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors.  Check out the article for what we can possibly expect to see in the 2018 housing market

There’s More to a Bubble Than Rising Home Prices

by Christie Cannon

There’s More to a Bubble Than Rising Home Prices



What truly causes a housing bubble and the inevitable crash? For the best explanation, let’s go to a person who correctly called the last housing bubble – a year before it happened.

“A bubble requires both overvaluation based on fundamentals and speculation. It is natural to focus on an asset’s fundamental value, but the real key for detecting a bubble is speculation…Speculation tends to chase appreciating assets, and then speculation begets more speculation, until finally, for some reason that will become obvious to all in hindsight, the ‘bubble’ bursts.

I have taken to calling the housing market a ‘bubble’.”

– Bill McBride of Calculated Risk calling the bubble back in April 2005

Where do we stand today regarding speculation?

There are two measurements that are used to determine the speculation in a housing market:

1. The number of homes purchased by an investor and
2. The number of homes being flipped (resold within a twelve-month period)

As compared to 2005, investor purchases are down dramatically (from 23% to 13%) and so is flipping (from 8.2% to 5.7%). McBride explains:

“There is currently some flipping activity, but this is more the normal type of flipping (buy, improve and then sell). Back in 2005, people were just buying homes and letting them sit vacant – and then selling without significant improvements. Classic speculation.”

What are the experts saying about speculation in today’s market?

DSNews recently ran an article which asked two economists to compare the speculation in today’s market to that in 2005-2007. Here is what they said:

Dr. Eddie SeilerChief Housing Economist at Summit Consulting:

“The speculative ‘flipping mania’ of 2006 is absent from most metro areas.”

Tian LiuChief Economist of Genworth Mortgage Insurance:

“The nature of housing demand is different as well, with more potential homeowners and far fewer speculators in the housing market compared to the 2005-2007 period.”

And what does McBride, who called the last housing bubble, think about today’s real estate market?

Sixty days ago, he explained:

“In 2005, people were just buying homes and letting them sit vacant – and then selling without significant improvements. Classic speculation. And even more dangerous during the bubble was the excessive use of leverage (all those poor-quality loans). Currently lending standards are decent, and loan quality is excellent…

I wouldn’t call house prices a bubble – and I don’t expect house prices to decline nationally like during the bust.”

Bottom Line

Speculation is a major element of the housing bubble formula. Right now, there are not elevated percentages of investors and house flippers. Therefore, there is not an elevated rate of speculation.

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
469-951-9588
www.ChristieCannon.com

 

Keller Williams Does It Again

by Christie Cannon

Keller Williams Continues to Lead the Pack

2017 has been a great year and Keller Williams has been honored to receive a number of prestigious awards.  We are excited to continue excelling in our field!

  • Training Magazine
    #1 training organization across all industries
  • REAL Trends 500
    Keller Williams had more offices (161) represented on top real estate brokerages list than any other franchise
  • REAL Trends/ Wall Street Journal "The Thousand"
    Keller Williams had more agent teams ranked by closed transactions and sales volume than any other franchise
  • RIS Media Power Broker Report
    Keller Williams ranked #1 Power Broker by Brand - home to 32 percent of top brokers
  • REALTOR Magazine
    Keller Williams home to industry-leading five 30 Under 30 winners
  • Swanepoel Power 200
    Eight representatives on list of most powerful people in residential real estate, including Gary Keller, John Davis, and Mary Tennant
  • Inman Real Estate Influencers of 2017
    Seven representatives on list of industry influencers, including Chief Innovation Officer Josh Team
  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 250
    Keller Williams is home to 37 agents on NAHREP's list of top-producing Latino agents including 7 of the Top 10
  • Forbes
    #3 on list of Happiest Companies to Work for in 2017
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    Top Company Cultures
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    Moved up 63 spots on Franchise 500 list of top franchises
  • Franchise Business Review
    Top-rated real estate franchise based on franchisee satisfaction
  • Franchise Business Review 
    One of the Top 50 Franchises for Women
  • Franchise Times
    Only real estate company on "Fast & Serious" list of 40 smartest-growing brand

Just one more reason Keller Williams is ranked #1 happiest place to work in 2018!!​​

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
469-951-9588
www.ChristieCannon.com

 

500 High-Skill Jobs Coming to Sherman

by Christie Cannon

500 High-Skill Jobs Coming to Sherman

More companies are deciding that North Texas is the place to be! Apple recently announced that it has awarded Finisar, an optical communication components manufacturer, $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund.  Finisar is expected to create 500 high-skill jobs, including engineers, technicians and maintenance teams right here in North Texas.

Finisar will transform a shuttered, 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas, into a high-tech facility developing VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) chips. VCSEL technology is used to power Apple product features such as Face ID, Animoji, portrait mode selfies and proximity-sensing capabilities. One hundred percent of the VCSELs Apple buys from Finisar will be made in Texas. The hiring process has already begun and the Sherman plant is scheduled to start shipping out products by late 2018.

The City of Sherman has been investing significantly in improved infrastructure and amenities, creating an unparalleled quality of life for its citizens. One more reason DFW is one of the fastest growing areas in the US!

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
469-951-9588
www.ChristieCannon.com
 

Full Speed Ahead - Texas Bullet Train Moving Forward

by Christie Cannon

High-Speed Texas Bullet Train Takes Another Step Forward    


The proposed Texas bullet train would connect Dallas and Houston. (Photo courtesy of Texas Central Partners)

It may soon be a whole lot faster to get from Dallas to Houston!  The Federal Railroad Administration approved a route for the high-speed Texas Bullet Train that would connect Dallas to Houston, the state’s two largest urban areas.  According to the Texas Tribune, there aren’t many surprises in the announced route, as it had already been largely solidified. Now that the route has been finalized, there will be a public process in the early part of the year to gather feedback about the route. The release of the draft Friday marked a major step toward getting federal clearance for the project. The high-speed rail project will require the developer to buy up thousands of rural properties across the state.

Central Texas Partners released this map showing the likely route of a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.  Graphic by Emily Albracht for The Texas Tribune

Texas Central promises to run high-speed trains that would travel up to 205 mph as they carry people between the state's two biggest urban areas in only 90 minutes. The $12 billion project will have stations in Dallas, Grimes County & Houston. The Dallas Station will be located just south of Downtown, while there are three potential Houston station locations. They are planning on breaking ground in late 2018 or early 2019 with expected operations to begin in 2023. A high-speed rail line between two of the country’s biggest, fastest-growing metros could have a major impact on transportation, jobs and economic development!

 

Christie Cannon | REALTOR
The Cannon Team
Keller Williams Realty Frisco
469-951-9588
www.ChristieCannon.com

 

 

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