23. February 2015 15:47
As we roll into spring, the U.S. housing market continues to grow and improve. For homeowners, the continued improvement of the housing market is fantastic news.
For homeowners, the last four or five years have been a roller coaster. First came the peak of the housing bubble, followed by its inevitable crash. Millions of homeowners found themselves underwater and under the threat of foreclosure while others, who might otherwise have sold their homes during a healthier market, found themselves with few options until the market recovered.
However, beginning in 2012 the housing market started to rebound, and homeowners began finding themselves in dramatically improving situations. 2013 saw home prices skyrocket, increasing by double-digit percentages, and things continued to improve in 2014, though more slowly. Today, the housing market finds itself in “full bloom,” steadily improving and bringing even more good news to homeowners.
1) The 2014 Recovery and Where We Stand Today
Several factors fueled the housing market recovery of the last few years. From 2012 to the end of 2013, the housing market rebounded drastically. As economic conditions began to improve, investors and other buyers helped clear the inventory of distressed homes, buying undervalued homes in foreclosures or short sales.
With fewer distressed properties weighing down home prices, prices were able to start recovering. At the same time, homebuyers entered the market faster than homes became available, and simple supply-and-demand furthered the spike in prices.
According to the National Association of Realtors, the national average home price increased 11.5 percent over 2013 compared to 2012, the strongest gain in home prices since 20051. Homeowners who found themselves underwater on their mortgages during the housing market crash finally regained much of the equity they lost.
In 2014, home price growth slowed. With fewer low priced homes for sale and more balanced levels of supply supply-and-demand, price increases normalized. Home values still increased, though more modestly.
Today, home prices continue to increase at the more sustainable level (still growing, but without sidelining new buyers). This year, the housing market will depend more on job growth, rising incomes, and more new homeowners entering the market to fuel growth.
So, what does all of this mean for current homeowners? No matter what your situation was during the peak of the housing market crisis, chances are your situation has improved dramatically due to the huge gains we’ve seen in the housing market. If you’re thinking of selling your home, now may be the perfect time.
2. Home Prices Have Increased, And Will Continue To Do So!
As mentioned previously, from 2012 to today home prices have increased significantly. According to the investment group BlackRock, home values appreciated more than 20 percent since the first quarter of 2012 to the end of 2014, bringing many homes close to their pre-crisis peak prices2. This dramatic increase in prices helped more than 4 million homeowners regain equity in 2013, and millions more in 2014.
This year, experts predict home prices will rise 4 to 5 percent. Two primary factors will continue to help push home prices up: the number of homes for sale remains low compared to historic numbers and demand, and the demand for homes continues to increase as economic conditions improve.
With the growth in home prices slowing to , many homeowners are now looking to, many homeowners are now looking to sell their homes and take advantage of the low mortgage rates available today.
3. Mortgage Interest Rates are Low Now, But Rising This Year
In recent months, mortgages rates have hovered at yearly and near historic lows. Towards the end of last year, mortgage rates hit a low of 3.89 percent.
Since then, they have started to increase. According to the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, 30-year, fixed rate mortgages will rise to 4.5 to 5 percent by the end of the year3. The increase may not seem like much, but slight changes in mortgage rates can have a big impact on your ability to buy a new home. A 1% increase in rates can reduce your buying power by as much as 10%4.
As the year goes on, buying a new home will become less affordable because both home prices and mortgages are increasing. Rates are expected to start increasing around the middle of this year, so if you’re thinking of selling your home and buying another, you need to act fast to take advantage of these incredible rates!
21. February 2015 12:23
Five Star Professional partnered with the Los Angeles Magazine to recognize a select group of Los Angeles County real estate agents who provide quality services to their clients. Rudy L. Kusuma and his team at RE/MAX TITANIUM will be featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the March 2015 issue of the Los Angeles Magazine.
The Five Star Real Estate Agent award program is the largest and most widely published real estate agent award program in North America. Agents are measured using an objective, in-depth research methodology with significant focus on customer feedback and overall satisfaction.
"Five Star Real Estate Agents are more than knowledgeable experts in their field. They maintain a sharp focus on building enduring relationships and demonstrate tremendous dedication to the families and individuals they serve," Lynn Hargreaves, VP, Research and Services Operations, Five Star Professional.
To learn more about Rudy and his team, please visit http://www.teamnuvision.net/team.asp
CA BRE# 01820322
14. February 2015 08:42
While many agents will promise to sell your home, the reality of the real estate market is that this simply doesn't always happen. Even if the home does eventually sell, the homeowner, many times, ends up with a selling price for less than what they may have been led to believe.
Fortunately one local real estate agent has created a Guaranteed Sale Program solving this problem for area home sellers. This program guarantees, upfront and in writing, the sale of your home at a price agreeable to you. If your home doesn't sell, the agent will buy it from you for the previously agreed price.
Before you hire any real estate agent you should research the market to find out who can do the best job for you. When interviewing agents, find out what kind of written guarantee they are willing to give you with respect to selling your home. In a market where many homes listed for sale linger unsold for months and months, a guarantee ensuring your home will sell is critical. Unfortunately, you'll find that most agents simply cannot make such a guarantee.
To help you learn more about how to get your home sold at a price agreeable to you (making your move less stressful) a FREE special report has been prepared entitled "Your Home Sold at Your Price Guaranteed".
Order this report NOW to find out how to guarantee the cash sale of your home at a price acceptable to you. Your report will be sent to you Free of charge and without obligation. Order your free report online at http://www.teamnuvision.net/guaranteed_sale_program.asp
1. January 2015 06:07
This 30-minute excursion offers a glimpse into the TEAM NUVISION - RE/MAX TITANIUM culture and a walk in our team members' shoes. Say hello to some of our amazing culture-filled departments, such as ISA/OSA, HR, and meet our amazing Director of Hospitality.
Our Team of Professionals
The fact is, there isn't much more to the average agent than the agent themselves. Most agents operate a one-person show - and they're probably breaking their backs trying to do a good job for their clients. Most agents couldn't really work any harder than they're already working.
We know, because we used to do it this way.
But we don't anymore because we found that our client's suffered from our good intentions. The fact is, you may be sympathetic to the fact that your agent is working as hard as humanly possible, but if the quality and profitability of your home sale suffers as a result of them trying to do everything themselves . . . well,
. . .you have a right to feel cheated.
The simple explanation is that we built a team of professionals to help us be in 10 places at once, and therefore greatly enhance the quality of service we can deliver to our clients. This is basically how other professionals like your banker or lawyer operate. And on top of this, we've used cutting edge technology to dramatically improve the speed, efficiency and innovative capabilities of every part of the service we deliver.
We don't expect you to care about the fine-details of the inner-workings of our office. What you should care about is simply this. Because of the highly unique way we've structured our real estate office . . .
Our client's homes sell for more money in less time!
And because our Team sells a lot of homes, we have extensive homeselling experience that puts more money in our client's pockets.
We're inviting you to schedule a 30-minute to Tour Our Real Estate Office
You can schedule the tour anytime by calling our office 626-789-0159
TEAM NUVISION CAMPUS TOUR LOCATION:
8932 Mission Drive, Suite 102
Rosemead, CA 91770
HOW MOST AGENTS OPERATE
ULTIMATE HOME SELLING SYSTEM
Each Team Member Has a Specific Role To Play In The Selling Of Your Home
Staffing the Real Estate Office of the Future
10. December 2014 20:49
Keynote Speaker, Former Cirque du Soleil featured act on Las Vegas strip, Syndicated radio host Will Roberts talked about Top Real estate broker Rudy L. Kusuma on his show aired on 39 Radio Stations - December 8, 2014
6 main reasons why hire Rudy L. Kusuma as your real estate agent to sell your house;
Reason #1. Rudy Has Buyers...
Rudy has 347 buyers in his database looking for home in San Gabriel Valley Area ... chk out www.RudyHasTheBuyers.com
Reason #2. Rudy Get the Seller MORE Money...
Rudy get you more money. According to the real estate board statistics, Rudy sell his clients homes on average for 99.1% of the asking rice. Those same statistics show that the average San Gabriel Valley agent gets 97%. So, Rudy get you 2.1% over the average San Gabriel Valley agent.
Reason #3. Rudy Sell his clients homes faster...
Rudy sell his clients' homes on average within 37 days. This compared to the average agents in San Gabriel Valley are at 76 days. Rudy sell homes twice as fast as the average agents in the area.
Reason #4. Your Home is More Likely To Sell...
According to the local real estate board statistics, Rudy sell 87.6% of all the homes he list before the end of the listing term. This is compared to the average San Gabriel Valley area agent at only 43%. Bottom line... your home is more than twice as likely to sell.
Reason #5. Other people say it is so...
Rudy has the most clients endorsements in San Gabriel Valley as published online at www.zillow.com/profile/rudylk/Reviews/
Rudy also recognized by the local media, Los Angeles Magazine, and his TV interview will be aired in February 2015 on GOODDAY LA Fox News.
Reason #6: Rudy takes all the risk...
Rudy will sell your house at a price agreeable to you, or he will buy it himself. --- program outlined at www.MyGuaranteedProgram.com
To discuss the sale of your house, call Rudy now 626-780-2221 and start packing!
7. December 2014 12:22
San Gabriel Valley - Every month, thousands of homeowners are faced with the stressful dilemma of whether to buy first or sell first. You see, if you buy before selling, you could run the risk of owning two homes. Or, just as bad, if you sell first, you could end up homeless. It's what insiders in the industry call the Real Estate Catch 22, and it's an extremely anxious position to find yourself in.
This financial and emotional tightrope is one you usually have to walk alone because most agents have no way of helping you with this predicament. But one local realtor is using a unique Guaranteed Sale Program which solves this dilemma. This program guarantees the sale of your present home before you take possession of your new one. If your home doesn't sell in 120 days, they will buy it from you themselves for the previously agreed price ensuring that you never get caught in the Real Estate Catch 22. Before you hire any professional, you should research the market to find out who can do the best job for you. When interviewing agents, find out what kind of guarantee they are willing to give you with respect to the selling of your home. Unfortunately, you'll find that most agents simply cannot make such a guarantee.
To help you learn more about this program and how it can make your move less stressful, a FREE special report has been prepared entitled "How to Avoid Getting Stuck with Two Homes".
To order a FREE Special Report, visit www.Catch22Report.com or to hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-888-300-4632 and enter 1022. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Get your free special report NOW to find out how to guarantee the cash sale of your home.
2. December 2014 18:39
Experience, Full-Service Amenities To Be Showcase of RE/MAX TITANIUM
Rosemead, CA December 3, 2014 – Rudy L. Kusuma, a local real estate veteran, is now the new Broker/Owner of RE/MAX TITANIUM, which is expected to open Monday, December 15, 2014 in Rosemead, San Gabriel Valley.
RE/MAX TITANIUM will be located at 8932 Mission Drive, Suite 102 in Rosemead, and currently features 10 residential real estate professionals with more than 52 years of combined experience.
“Today first-time homebuyers have more opportunities than ever before in our industry, especially here in San Gabriel Valley,” Kusuma says. “It’s a great time to be in the business and an excellent way to serve members of our community.”
RE/MAX TITANIUM will serve families within San Gabriel Valley and all Los Angeles County and specializes in first time home buyers, investment properties, and luxury homes.
For more information about RE/MAX TITANIUM, please visit www.TeamNuVision.net or call 626-780-2221
1. December 2014 13:13
Rudy has over 4500 buyers looking to buy homes in Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City, Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley area. If you're thinking of selling your house, Rudy offer free Match & Search Analysis online at http://RudyHasTheBuyers.com
In addition to leading an award-winning real estate team in San Gabriel Valley, Rudy hosts local weekly real estate investors club in Alhambra. So far, his investors club has attracted Alhambra home owners, San Gabriel valley real estate investors, Arcadia home buyers and sellers, Hacienda Heights realtors, Rowland heights real estate buyers, developers, and builders. This real estate investors club is open to the public and so far we have over 1200 members local real estate buyers, home owners, and investors.
Rudy is an active member of the West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors, The California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Most recently, he has been recognized as the Top 1% Real Estate Agents in Alhambra and San Gabriel Valley market area by the Los Angeles Magazine (April 2014).
You can read Rudy's real estate column published weekly by local media, including: Arcadia Weekly, San Gabriel Valley News, Temple City Life Newspapers, Temple City Tribune, Monrovia Weekly papers, El Monte Examiner weekly newspapers, San Gabriel Real Estate Columns, Duarte Dispatch, Rosemead weekly real estate readers, Around Alhambra (a publication of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce), and many other local west san gabriel valley real estate columns.
Rudy lives in Temple City; He is an active member of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce, and the Team NuVision Real Estate Investors Club in Alhambra. To learn more about Rudy and his team, go to http://www.TeamNuVision.net
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