viernes, 13 de enero de 2017

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The Leaseback Program The lease period is dependent on the model; however, on the average, leaseback is about 6 months to 1 year and then month to month as needed. To be eligible for the lease program, the purchase of the home and furniture must be CASH ONLY. Park Square Homes pays 5% lease rent on the home purchase price (not including furniture) .  Park Square will reimburse Buyer for HOA, Taxes and insurance during lease period. | Stay Connected:
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jueves, 12 de enero de 2017

How can buyers get a lower mortgage rate?

How can buyers get a lower mortgage rate?

NEW YORK – Jan. 10, 2017 – Though mortgage rates have jumped in recent weeks, it's still possible for buyers to get a lower rate if they "buy the rate down," also known as "paying points."
But they should weigh the pros and cons carefully to decide if that's the best move.
"Buying your rate down, or 'paying points,' means you're paying an extra fee on top of standard loan fees like appraisal, underwriting and a credit report to get a lower rate," Julian Hebron, executive vice president of sales and marketing at RPM Mortgage, tells CNBC. That means your clients will need to bring more cash to closing. A point is 1 percent of the amount of a loan. So for a $200,000 mortgage, a borrower paying 1 point would bring $2,000 more to the table.
"If you were getting a 30-year fixed loan of $325,000, you might get two options with and without points," explains Hebron. "Today, the option with zero points might show the rate as 4.25 percent, and the option with 1 percent in points – equal to $3,250 – might show the rate as 4 percent. Paying $3,250 at closing to lower your rate by .25 percent lowers your payment $42 per month and lowers your interest cost $68 per month."
Before your clients start paying points, however, financial experts say they should think about how long they expect to be in the home and what their savings would be. Matt Weaver, vice president of sales at Finance of America Mortgage, says he can help borrowers consider it with a simple calculation.
"We can calculate this figure by taking the dollar value of the buy-down and dividing it by the monthly savings from the lower interest rate, then dividing that figure by 12 months," Weaver says. "So as an example, let's say our prospective homebuyer will need to pay $2,000 in buy-down to generate $30.00/month in savings. If we divide $2,000 by $30, we would conclude it would take 66.7 months, or 5.5 years, to recoup the cost of the buy-down. Now you can ask yourself, 'Do I reasonably foresee myself staying in this home for at least 5.5 years?'"
Source: "Rising Mortgage Rates Making You Nervous? Here's How to Lower Yours," CNBC (Dec. 29, 2016)
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miércoles, 11 de enero de 2017

Fla. has 4 of top 5 ‘hottest’ single-family markets

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Fla. has 4 of top 5 ‘hottest’ single-family markets

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2017 – Among the 50 largest U.S. markets, the top five (in order) were Orlando, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Dallas, according to Ten-X, an online marketplace. Each metro area had "a vigorous combination of consistently strong demand, home price appreciation, and economic and demographic growth."
While Florida metros again dominated the rankings, Ten-X said there was movement within the top five slots: Orlando jumped from fourth to first to overtake Fort Lauderdale; Fort Lauderdale dropped to third; Palm Beach County remained unchanged in second; and Tampa slipped from third place to fourth.
"While most of the cities at the top of the list share common traits like job growth, population growth and economic expansion, many of the cities showing the greatest potential were among those hardest hit during the Great Recession," says Ten-X Executive Vice President Rick Sharga. "The top 20 cities in our report include many that were devastated during the foreclosure crisis – especially in states like Florida – and as home prices continue to recover, they still represent buying opportunities for homeowners and investors alike."
Healthy economic and demographic trends are fueling demand throughout much of the Sunshine State, keeping sales elevated and enabling significant price growth. Dallas, for its part, is benefiting from a more diversified economy than most other Texas metros, allowing it to withstand pressures from low oil prices. Las Vegas, still a leader in terms of housing demand, sales and job growth, now ranks ninth.
"The recovery – and future outlook – continue to be very regional. Like Florida, the Southwest, Coastal California and Pacific Northwest are all showing great promise, while the Midwest and Northeast are still struggling," Sharga says.
Top five markets at a glance
Market – home price growth year over year – home sales growth year over year
  • Orlando – 11.2% – 0.2%
  • Palm Beach County – 12.1% – -0.6%
  • Fort Lauderdale – 8.8% – -0.9%
  • Tampa – 10.7% – -0.4%
  • Dallas – 9.9% – -0.3%
Ten-X analysis of the top five markets
The Orlando housing market continues to make substantial strides in its recovery. Metro employment is up 4.1 percent year-over-year, supported in large part by its booming leisure/hospitality sector that comprises over 21 percent of local employment. Payrolls are at an all-time high, some 27 percent above their prior peak. Home prices jumped 4.4 percent this past quarter, eclipsing $200,000 for the first time since 2008. Up 11.2 percent year-over-year, home prices have outpaced US annual growth for 20 straight quarters, with room for additional growth as prices remain 17.3 percent below their prior peak. Population growth has exceeded two percent for four consecutive years, and Orlando's economic outlook is among the best in the nation.
Palm Beach County
Palm Beach is seeing healthy progress in its housing recovery, though economic growth has markedly decelerated in 2016. Year-over-year employment growth is at 1.5 percent, the lowest annual rate since 2011 and down from the three to five percent growth the metro has enjoyed for most of the recovery. Home sales are at a high level, however, some 24 percent below their bubble peak, indicating plenty of room for further growth. Seasonally adjusted prices are approaching $270,000 and are at their highest level since 2007, though they remain 11.6 percent below their prior peak. This suggests room for further growth. Single-family homes in the metro offer great affordability and are cheaper than local apartment rentals, which should preserve demand for buying and allow for additional price gains. With permit activity still hovering at a low level, overbuilding is far from a concern and Palm Beach's housing market remains solid.
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale's housing market continues to thrive in its lengthy recovery from the housing bust. With metro employment up 3.4 percent year-over-year, the local manufacturing and transportation/utilities sectors sustained vigorous growth throughout 2016. Leisure/hospitality jobs, a mainstay of the local economy, continue to reach new heights. Home sales are still some 26 percent below their pre-bust peak, largely seeing choppy progress despite contracting this past quarter, and home prices have risen 8.8 percent over the past year to a cyclical high of nearly $245,000. Though annual home price growth has outpaced the US since 2011, prices remain 16.2 percent below their prior peak, leaving additional room for gains. Fort Lauderdale's population growth doubled that of the U.S. at 1.4 percent in 2015, and continued growth should support the housing market's ongoing recovery.
Tampa's housing market is marching ahead on its road to recovery, thanks to an economy that continues to enjoy strong job growth and strengthening demographics. Despite cooling over the past few months, total employment stands 2.6 percent higher than its year-ago level, with job gains in 32 of the past 34 months. Tampa's largest sector, professional/business services, has seen its explosive growth slow in the past year, though payrolls are up 4.6 percent year-over-year. Home prices reached a cyclical high of almost $180,000 and are up 10.7 percent year-over-year, continuing the torrid pace that has outstripped US annual growth since late 2011. Meanwhile, prices are very affordable in the metro at 12.3 percent below their prior peak, suggesting further room for gains. Accelerating population growth combined with a robust economy should fuel Tampa's housing market going forward.
Dallas continues to see vigorous growth, notwithstanding the drop in oil prices that are threatening some other Texas metros. Driven largely by the professional/business services sector, payrolls are up 3.8 percent from last year and the city has added jobs in 44 of the last 45 months. Recent job losses in the manufacturing sector have been slight compared to the rest of the state, keeping unemployment at a low 3.6 percent. Single-family prices are up 9.9 percent from a year ago, reaching an all-time high of more than $215,000. Though prices have risen for 19 consecutive quarters and are well above their prior peak, single-family homes remain affordable in the metro, indicating that further price gains are sustainable. Dallas' population growth in 2015 was almost triple the U.S. average, which bodes well for the future.
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martes, 10 de enero de 2017

A Look at Past Headliners – 2017 Policy Conference

NAHREP 2017 Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference

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Congressman Luis GutiérrezSecretary of HUD Julián Castro

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Administrator, Small Business Administration

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