Welcome to Steven Batista's real estate blog.  Please read my short articles to stay on top of all the real estate news in the marketplace. The blog articles range from homes for sale, home price appreciation, real estate tax information & buyer & seller tips.

What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?

By Steven Batista Real Estate | December 11, 2018

National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates.

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Winter!

By Steven Batista Real Estate | December 8, 2018

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase
3. Either Way, You are Paying a Mortgage
4. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life…….

2008 Vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes As ATMs Again?

By Steven Batista Real Estate | December 8, 2018

Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number of “cash-out” refinances begins to approach numbers last seen during the crash, some are afraid that we may be repeating last decade’s mistake….

Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019?

By Steven Batista Real Estate | December 8, 2018

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search…

The Tale Of Two Markets

By Steven Batista Real Estate | December 8, 2018

An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices…

Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Steven Batista Real Estate | September 29, 2018

Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.2% by the third quarter of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate […]

Are Home Prices Softening or Are They Falling?

By Steven Batista Real Estate | September 28, 2018

We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace it did earlier this year. The result will be many headlines written to address the impact that these two situations will have on home values. Many of these […]

The Cost of NOT Paying PMI

By Steven Batista Real Estate | September 27, 2018

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live. There is a common misconception among homebuyers that a 20% down payment is required, and it is this limiting belief that often adds months, and sometimes even […]

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?

By Steven Batista Real Estate | September 26, 2018

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic […]

How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value?

By Steven Batista Real Estate | September 25, 2018

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.2% year-over-year. CoreLogic broke down appreciation even further into four price ranges, giving us a more detailed view than if we had simply looked at the year-over-year increases in national median home price. The […]

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