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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019   /   by Carl Gentile

    How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years

    Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers.
    Here are the results from the Q2 2019 Survey:

    Home values will appreciate by 4.1% in 2019
    The average annual appreciation will be 3.2% over the next 5 years
    The cumulative appreciation will be 16.8% by 2023
    Even experts representing the most “bearish” quartile of the survey project a cumulative appreciation of over 6.7% by 2023

    What does this mean for you?
    A substantial portion of family wealth comes from home equity. As the value of a family’s home (an asset) increases, so does their equity.
    Using the projections from the HPES, here is a look at the potential equity a family could earn over the next five years if they purchased a $250,000 home in January of 2019:

    Based on gains in home equity, their family wealth could inc ...

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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019   /   by Carl Gentile

    Want To Increase Your Families Wealth? Here's How

    Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth.
    Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a portion of the debt that you took on to purchase your home. Therefore, you own a little bit more of your home every month in the form of home equity. As your home’s value increases, you alsogain home equity.
    Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists. They are asked to project how residential home prices will appreciate over the next five years for their Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES).
    The latest data from their Q1 2019 Survey revealed th ...

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    Sunday, May 27, 2018   /   by Carl Gentile

    Real Estate Tops Best Investment Pool for 5th Year Running

    Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 5th Year Running
    Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.
    For the fifth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment!
    This year’s results showed that 34% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 26%. The full results are shown in the chart below.

    The study makes it a point to draw attention to the contrast in the sentiment over the last five years compared to that of 2011-2012, when gold took the top slot with 34% of the votes. Real estate and stocks took second and third place, respectively, while still in recovery from the Great Recession.
    Bottom Line
    As the real estate market has recovered, so has the belief of the American people in the stability of housing as a long-term investment.

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    Friday, April 20, 2018   /   by Carl Gentile

    Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family's Wealth

    Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family's Wealth
    Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.
    So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position?
    As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home this January. If we only look at the projected increase in the price of that home, how much equity will they earn over the next 5 years?

    Since the experts predict that home prices will increase by 5.0% in 2018, the young homeowners will have gained $12,500 in equity in just one year.
    Over a five-year period, their equity will increase by over $48,000! This figure does not even take into account their monthly principal mortgage payments. In many cases, home equity is one of the largest portions of a family’s overall net worth.
    Bottom Li ...

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    Friday, March 2, 2018   /   by Carl Gentile

    Are Palm Beach County Home Values Really Over Inflated?

    Are Home Values Really Over Inflated?
    Time and time again we hear "we want to wait until next year when home prices drop" - who said home prices are dropping in the Palm Beach County real estate market? Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report:

    “The median existing-home price for all housing types in January was $240,500, up 5.8 percent from January 2017 ($227,300). January’s price increase marks the 71st straight month of year-over-year gains.”

    Seventy-one consecutive months of price increases may have some concerned that current home values may be overinflated.
    However, at the same time, Zillow issued a press release which revealed:

    “If the housing bubble and bust had not happened, and home values had instead appreciated at a steady pace, the median home value would be higher than its current value.&rdquo ...

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