Thursday, March 4, 2021 / by Ryan Nager
Here’s a quick update on Phoenix real estate heading into spring 2021.
Today we’re going to take a closer look at the spring market for Phoenix real estate in 2021. The word unprecedented is probably overused in today’s world, but it’s hard to find a better word to describe what’s happening right now.
"Homes are selling just as quickly as they’re listed."
For starters, we’re sitting at record-low inventory levels. There have never been this few homes for sale in Phoenix. Inventory is down almost 60% from where it was this time last year, and even that was low for our market. Additionally, homeowners have seen a 19% home appreciation rate year over year, so a lot of homeowners are sitting pretty with some nice equity in their properties.
The biggest things driving home price growth are record-low interest rates and an influx of people coming here from the coasts and other big cities. They’re able to offer a little more on ...
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 / by Jessica Nager
Are you concerned a housing bubble might be looming? In this post, I give you 3 reasons why the Phoenix Housing Market is nothing like the crisis we saw in 2005/2006. For more Phoenix real estate advice and tips on the current market, check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKwi5-5TiG3TIWWuY_GA8BA Reason # 1 - Rental Home Prices Are Rising Between 2000-2005 rental rates decreased as home prices increased. When home prices are increasing and rents are decreasing for the exact same home that is a strong signal of a real estate bubble. Today renters face stiff competition as rental rates are on the rise. Reason # 2 - Types of Buyers During the 2005 crisis, anyone could purchase multiple homes for little to no money down. Our buyers out there today are qualified with solid credit scores and the desire to live in that residence long term. Investors today are purchasing with all cash and typically 20% down, so we are seeing a lot of real money poured into the market. R! ...
Monday, July 6, 2020 / by Jessica Nager
Buying a house is very exciting, but has anyone ever shown you what the 4 closing costs associated with buying a home are?
Buying a house without knowing your budget is sort of like painting your house without knowing the color. When you know your budget, you’ll be better prepared and there will inevitably be fewer surprises.
Hi, I’m Ryan Nager with the Ryan Nager Group and in this video, I’m going to walk you through the 4 buyer closing costs associated with buying a home and what you can expect. Knowing these numbers will help you make wise financial decisions and the truth is... good deals go fast. When you know your numbers, you can't take advantage of good deals without hesitation.
1. Money For Your Down Payment This isn’t so much as cost... as you’re putting it towards the house but it does leave your bank account. Generally, you can see down payments anywhere from 3-20% of the purchase price.
2. Title Costs When you close on ; ...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 / by Jessica Nager
Do you currently feel stuck because you want to buy a new house, but need to sell your old one first? If you’re confused by the process, you’re not alone—but that’s why I’m here to help you navigate. If you find yourself in the position of needing to buy a new home and sell your existing one simultaneously, then this information is for you. By timing your steps and planning ahead, you’ll be able to save thousands of dollars and avoid being temporarily homeless.
You might be thinking, sure, homeless…it’s not that serious, is it? The truth is that the crucial period between closings could lead you to couch surfing if you don’t execute your timing correctly. Timing your sale and your purchase at the same time is what will enable you to come out of this successfully.
Since most Americans who own a home will find themselves in this position, I’ve created a  ...
Saturday, November 16, 2019 / by Jessica Nager
Making the decision to buy a house is exciting, and your emotions will be running high as you embark on this new journey. But before you get carried away searching online for properties, you’ll need to answer an important question: how much should I spend on a house?
Determining a price range you’re comfortable with is the most important part of the home buying process—and should be the deciding factor in the types of properties you search for. You’ll be committing to a monthly payment, so you need to decide what you can comfortably afford based on a monthly housing budget. A loan preapproval shouldn’t dictate the intended purchase price of your new home, since the preapproval letter doesn’t break down what you’re recurring payments will be.
How much you’re able to spend on a house should be based solely on the number of total housing expenses you can afford per month. Your monthly mortgage pay; ...