Housing Market 2017

housing-2017

These 3 trends will shape the housing market in 2017

1. Rates: In December, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for only the second time since 2006, and a majority of the members of the Fed’s rate-setting board predict there will be three more increases coming in 2017.

2. More Credit: Though mortgage rates may fall, mortgage credit will likely be more widely available due to slightly looser lending standards. The Federal Housing Administration will likely lower fees it charges first-time homebuyers. In addition, starting in 2017, government-owned mortgage companies will begin backing large mortgages for the first time in over a decade, making it easier for buyers in expensive markets to finance their purchases.

3. More New Homes: The overall trend in home construction is clearly positive, with the average annual rate of new groundbreakings reaching a 1.163 million rate so far in 2016, up about 5% from 1.108 million in 2015. Expect this to continue in 2017, as home buyers are encouraged by higher wages, looser credit, and increased demand from buyers.

According to 2016 data from the Northwest Washington Multiple Listing Service the average listing price for a 3 bedroom home in Lynden was $317,3999. The average sold price for a 3 bedroom home in Lynden was $310,954 and the the average square footage: 1,835.

So will you be jumping into the 2017 marketing market? The mortgage rates are still low and if you have strong credit we encourage you to take the plunge. Really, any day is a good day to invest in real estate. Call our office and talk to a licensed and experienced, RealtorĀ®, whether it be purchasing real estate or selling real estate. We have an onsite mortgage consultant, Casey Porter, Caliber Home Loans who would gladly answer your mortgage inquiries.

fortune.com/2016/real-estate-trends

Caliber Home Loans


John Larabell, Sr. Loan Consultant
Phone: 360.398.5846
Direct: 248.982.3598
We are proud to introduce, John Larabell, as our onsite local Caliber Home Loans representative. Whether you’re purchasing or refinancing your home, John, strives to make that process easy. Contact John today to learn more about competitive rates and fees and innovative mortgage solutions provided by Caliber. For more information, please visit: CALIBER HOME LOANS – John Larabell

MOST COMMON CLOSING DELAYS

Just a few reasons why a real estate contract is delayed or even terminated. If you are a buyer it’s always a good plan to have a pre-approval letter in hand from your bank. CALIBER HOME LOANS is on-site at our location to offer financing/mortgage advice.

Drop by our office to meet with a licensed Realtor® today! Let us explain the steps to home ownership,
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CALIBER HOME LOANS


Caliber Homes Loans, Inc., is now on site at The Muljat Group North Real Estate office, in downtown, Lynden.
Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is a full-service national mortgage lender and agency direct seller/servicer. Caliber originates loans through various channels and transaction types, including a network of retail branches, wholesale and correspondent lending, and a consumer-direct centralized operation specializing in a variety of loan programs for purchase and refinance such as conforming, jumbo, and government products. Caliber also offers innovative servicing solutions for both conforming and non-conforming loans. Caliber is led by a veteran senior management team that consists of mortgage banking professionals with a history of building successful national mortgage operations.

John Larabell will be on site & available to work with you on your home financing:

John Larabell, Mortgage Loan Originator
248-982-3598 or 360-398-5846
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