Sellers Market

The Glendale Arizona housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many real estate experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for real estate, and the current Arizona market conditions are truly making this winter an ideal time to make a move. Here’s a dive into some of the biggest wins for Glendale Arizona homebuyers this season.

1. Mortgage Rates In Arizona Are Historically Low

In 2020, mortgage rates hit all-time lows 16 times. Continued low rates have set Arizona buyers up for significant long-term gains. In fact, realtor.com notes:

“Given this means homes could cost potentially tens of thousands less over the lifetime of the loan.”

Essentially, it’s less expensive to borrow money for a home loan in Arizona today than it has been in years past. Although mortgage rates are expected to remain relatively low in 2021, even the slightest increase can make a big difference in your payments over the lifetime of a home loan. So, this is a huge opportunity to capitalize on right now before mortgage rates start to rise.

2. Equity Is Growing

According to John Burns Consulting, 58.7% of homes in the U.S. have at least 60% equity, and 42.1% of all homes in this country are mortgage-free, meaning they’re owned free and clear.

In addition, CoreLogic notes the average equity homeowners gained since last year is $17,000. That’s a tremendous amount of forced savings for Arizona homeowners, and an opportunity to use this increasing home equity to make a move into a home that fits your changing needs this season.

3. Home Prices Are Appreciating

According to leading real estate experts, home prices are forecasted to continue appreciating. Today, many experts are projecting more moderate home price growth than last year, but still moving in an upward direction through 2021.

Knowing home values are increasing while mortgage rates are so low should help you feel confident that buying a home in Arizona before prices rise even higher is a strong long-term investment.

4. There Are Not Enough Homes for Sale

With today’s low inventory of homes on the market in Arizona, which is contributing to this home price appreciation, sellers are in the driver’s seat. The competition is high among buyers, so homes are selling quickly.

Making a move while so many buyers are looking for homes to purchase may mean your house rises to the top of the buyer pool. Selling your house before more listings come to the market in the traditionally busy spring market might be your best chance to shine.

Bottom Line

If you’re considering making a move, this may be a good time, especially with today’s low mortgage rates and limited inventory. Let’s connect to get you set up for homebuying success in the new year.

by kcm