Weakness in the housing market is the latest sign that a nine-year-old economic expansion faces challenges.Read More
In 2015 the central bank (in USA) began tightening the money supply and has continued to do so ever since by raising interest rates….Read More
Will the economy Slow or continue to Thrive?
The revered investor, Paul Tudor expresses his concern in the economy because real interest rates are pretty much zero.
Real (interest) rate = Nominal (interest) rate - InflationRead More
One of the most prominent recession indicators is when there are two consecutive quarters of negative growth in GDP. However, another indicator is when the yield curve "inverts".Read More
There has been massive growth in the United States, the implementations of fiscal and monetary policy over the years since the Great Recession, and more importantly the recent volatility in the stock market for the 1st Quarter of 2018, has caused many to speculate whether or not we are finally at the peak of the business cycle. Currently the first week of the 2nd Quarter of 2018 has also been volatile!Read More
Why you should List your Home with meRead More
Now is the time to act on your real estate goals.Read More
Timing is most important when deciding to buy or sell a home. Now is the time.Read More
Multiple Articles Forecasting what's to Come for the Housing Market
I made a video on this but below is all the detailsRead More
10 Year Treasury Notes Yields are Rising which means so are Mortgage Interest RatesRead More
Home prices should go up in value more modestly in 2018 by going up from 2 to 5% (depending on the location).Read More
I have a track record for not only selling our homes swiftly, but at top dollar. I customize my marketing strategy by highlighting the best features of a home. Please let email, message or call me to discuss further.Read More
Today I came across a thorough article answering tax questions (some pertaining to real estate) that many people may have right now.Read More
Due to all the recent discussions taking place regarding tax reform and the emails I've received from some of you asking for my opinion, I've decided to write this email. However, I will not touch too much on this topic in terms of my opinion due to all the partisan issues occuring but I will provide some articles (below) that you may find helpful.
I expect that in 2018 it will be another year of growth in the economy in which home prices will rise 2 to 3% should GDP continue to rise, low unemployment remains, high confidence in both buyers & sellers, and should the Federal Reserve continue to leave interest rates ultra low.
News: Today the Federal Reserve just raised interest rates 25 basis points. Thus, the total federal funds interest rates are now 1.5%. (For more info on why this matters for the housing industry, go to my website- on the home page scroll down to the housing chart: https://www.andrewvargas.com)
Yup, it's a good time to sell due to the uncertainties on tax reform (should it even pass) but more importantly on other factors such as artificially low interest rates, stock market boom, and low inventory. Would be a shame to decide to sell should anything POP at that time!Read More