It’s natural to assume during this economic shutdown that home prices are dropping and foreclosures are up. This is far from the truth and in fact, NH home prices are up 7% (YTD through April) with a median sales price of $304,900. Nationwide the median sales price is up 7.4% which marks 98 straight months of year-over-year gains. Prices are being pushed higher due to the undersupply of homes to sell. In fact at certain price points, bidding wars are not uncommon in our area. For example, in Newbury, New London & Sunapee combined, there are only 51 homes for sale and only 8 are priced under $300k (as of 6/2).
Many experts predict home prices will continue to appreciate through 2022; projections range from 0.4% to 4.6%. And there are some who predict a small decline. No one can say for sure what the future holds given the uncertainties of our times. However, the benefits of home ownership go beyond pricing and provide stability, builds net worth and a sense of community. Yes, it’s a great time to be a seller but buyers also can benefit from the record low mortgage rates. Contact me if you are looking for guidance on buying or selling. 603-526-4116 (Office); www.DonnaForest.com, Donna@DonnaForest.com
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