This chart illustrates the most recent ADP employment report released today showing an increase of 91,000 private-sector payrolls in August. These numbers suggest a recent trend of modest employment growth. Markets use this report as a gauge on the U.S. government’s job estimate which will be released on Friday.
- First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves without even trying, but in March, 71% of first-time buyers […]
- Want to Sell Your House Faster? Don’t Forget to Stage! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made […]
- House-Buying Power at Near-Historic LevelsWe keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is not a challenge in the clear majority of the country. In their most recent Real House Price Index, First American reported that consumer “house-buying power” is at “near-historic levels.” Their […] […]
- First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!