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I was told today the cabinets should be ready for delivery on October 2nd. I hope! This has been the best experience so far. We have great neighbors and attended the neighborhood party this past weekend. We met so many people with kids, young and old. They are all so nice. Peter even went and played cards with a group of the guys the night after the party. We owe it all to you. Thank you for doing everything you did to get us this house. Will still says, "That's my new house" every time we pull into the driveway. He loves that he can ride his "BIG Truck" all over the front yard and on the side walks without us having to yell at him to stop and turn around all the time. We really couldn't be happier.
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I want to say a major "thank you" for all your help and guidance in the sales process of my home in Franklin. You have always been informed, professional, quick to follow up on requests and questions, and very helpful in the development and presentation of marketing materials and listing information that led to multiple showings and offers. Your professional experience was a key factor in my selection of you as my agent, and I was very fortunate to work with you. Again, thank you for all your service and I would highly recommend you to future, potential clients.
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Welcome to the Mike Conrad Realty website.
Serving Cool Springs TN, Franklin TN, Brentwood TN, Spring Hill TN, Green Hills TN, Belle Meade TN, Nashville TN and Surrounding Communities in Williamson County TN, Metro Nashville TN and Davidson County TN.
By Mike Conrad
Here you will find a wide variety of useful information and resources designed to help you buy or sell a home more effectively in the Brentwood TN, Franklin TN, Spring Hill TN, Nashville TN areas. From information on the local community, to advice about finding a mortgage or preparing your home to sell, it's all available here on my web site. My goal is to be of valuable service to you. Our company motto is "Business Professionals with a Passion for Real Estate". Whether you want to buy or sell a luxury home, condo, modestly priced home, middle income home, investment property or something unique to you, I can help. I want to earn not only your repeat business, but your referral as well. When you hear of a friend, relative, colleague or even casual acquaintance wanting to move to Middle Tennessee including Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Green Hills, Belle Meade or Nashville you will think of me, your Middle Tennessee, Williamson and Davidson County real estate expert.
You can also search for your ideal home by viewing current listings with detailed descriptions and photos. Or you can get help determining the value of your home by requesting a report that includes the prices of similar homes that recently sold or are currently for sale in the Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Nashville areas. You can also request information for other parts of Williamson, and Davidson counties and most of Middle Tennessee.
We also represent a number of short sale homes. The short sale property along with pre-foreclosures and foreclosures can present great opportunities for the right buyer or investor. Look under my Listings Tab to see some of these homes. If you think a short sale, pre-foreclosure or foreclosed home might be of interest please contact me at 615.429.6785 or at email@example.com.
My website also has numerous helpful links. Links to the left can help you with local government for Williamson, Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford, Maury and Wilson counties. City government links are also available for Brentwood TN, Franklin TN, Spring Hill TN, Nolensville TN and Nashville TN.
School information is also available under the School Info link. Click there and do a general search for school scores or ask for a specific learning institution and that school report will be provided. There is a special link to Williamson County Schools.
Community reports are available by clicking on the Community Info tab above. Demographic, educational, income and other reports are available for Nashville TN, Franklin TN, Brentwood TN, Nolensville TN, Gallatin TN, Spring Hill TN and other surrounding communities.
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So whether you're buying or selling in Brentwood TN, Franklin TN, Spring Hill TN, Nashville TN, Davidson county, Williamson county or Middle Tennessee, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help you with all your real estate needs.
by Mike Conrad
figures wildly overstate the current condition of the real estate
marketplace. It’s MUCH better than the numbers suggest, “A total of
478,857 U.S. properties started the foreclosure process in 2016,” says
the company, “down 16 percent from 2015 and down 78 percent from the
peak of 2,139,005 foreclosure starts in 2009 to the lowest level since
ATTOM began tracking foreclosure starts in 2006.” Nationwide, says
Attom, “55 percent of all loans actively in foreclosure as of the end of
2016 were originated between 2004 and 2008.” In other words, most of
today’s foreclosures are actually rooted in the go-go lending years when
no-doc loans, stated income loan applications, and option ARMs were
widely marketed by lenders. Source: Ourbroker.com
lot has been made in recent years of millennials putting off home
buying and electing to rent instead. Some argue it’s because they’re
overburdened by student loans, or that they’re putting off marriage and
children, or that they simply prefer renting – and the flexibility the
that accompanies it – to owning a home. It’s no secret that nearly
everyone in the home building industry is waiting for the dam to break
so that the flood of millennial buyers will start to flow. And some
economists say that the time is approaching. “We have found
that millennials are very optimistic about homeownership and many of
them do aspire to [own] one day,” said Svenja Gudell, chief economist of
Zillow. She shared Zillow research in which 65% of millennials said
owning a home is necessary to live the American Dream, which is more in
line with the silent generation (64%) than baby boomers (57%). But
still, millennials aren’t purchasing homes in the same numbers as
previous generations did just yet. According to Gudell, there are three
impediments for millennials who’d like to buy a home. The first is
getting together enough money for a down payment, which can be
attributed to high rent prices and student loan debt that make it hard
to save money. The second is getting access to a home loan for those who
don’t have a conventional job. The last impediment is also the biggest,
Gudell said: A lack of available homes. “When you get out there and
search for an available home to buy, often times you’re out of luck
because there are very few homes available on the market, especially if
you’re looking for starter homes and entry-level types of homes across
many markets in the U.S. right now,” she said. Source: Builder Magazine
equity among seniors 62 and older has hit $6.1 trillion, according to a
study by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. That’s a
$152 billion increase during the third quarter alone. The increase was
driven largely by a 2.3% spike in senior home values, according to
a Reverse Mortgage Daily report. That spike helped push the
NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index to 217.34, an all-time
high. “The upward trajectory of the RMMI tells us that housing wealth
continues to provide senior homeowners with a financial resource they
can use to support their needs during their retirement years when income
is dependent on Social Security, investment assets, and pensions,”
NRMLA President and CEO Peter Bell said in a statement. “The positive
trend is also reassuring for homeowners nearing retirement age who are
less likely than their predecessors to leave the workplace with a
defined benefit plan and also are more likely to have long-term debt.” Source: Mortgage Professional America
Waiting For Spring?
you delaying listing your home until the season begins? Many believe
sales and prices tend to peak in the spring and summer. However, this
year is different. Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist,
stresses in his latest column that the conventional wisdom isn't correct
this winter. Here’s why: At the beginning of 2017, inventory levels
plunged to multiyear lows. Sellers are currently facing very little
competition, he says. Mixed with that, buyer demand is “abnormally
strong for the off-season,” Smoke writes. “The climb in interest rates
that started in October and accelerated in November and December has
created a sense of urgency among buyers.”
interest rates largely forecasted to move higher this year, buyers are
more in a rush to lock in a low rate sooner. Plus, your sellers may have
to worry about lending rates as well; Smoke estimates that 85 percent
of sellers are planning to buy another home after they sell. Here’s the
best tip, Smoke says: “If you are thinking of selling and buying in
2017, the early bird may get the worm. And the best new nest.”
Source: National Association of Realtors®
Market Updates and News
QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "There are no traffic jams on the extra mile."--Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman and motivational speaker
INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE
... Put in that extra effort and good things will happen. Good things are happening in the housing market, as Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) reported that housing confidence in December reversed its five-month decline, heading up 2 percentage points, with personal finance optimism reaching a seven-year high.
Their chief economist noted: "Three months after the presidential election, measures of consumer optimism regarding personal financial prospects and the economy are at or near the highest levels we've seen in the nearly seven-year history of the National Housing Survey."
Reflecting that increased housing confidence among consumers, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported purchase mortgage applications up 2% for the week ending February 3. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) report for Q4 of 2016 saw the best quarterly sales pace for the year,which drove inventory to record lows. But the NAR president pointed out this should boost sales activity now: "There are fewer listings...but also a little less competition than what's expected this spring. The prospect of higher mortgage rates and more home shoppers in coming months should be enough of an incentive for those serious about buying to start their search now."
BUSINESS TIP OF THE WEEK... Be passionately dedicated to serving the spoken and unspoken needs of your clients. This dedication produces a high level of value to clients, which will differentiate you in the marketplace.
>> Review of Last Week
Last Thursday President Donald Trump said he would deliver on his campaign pledge to move quickly on tax reform, promising to announce a "phenomenal" tax policy in a few weeks. What was "phenomenal" immediately was Wall Street's reaction. Investors sent the three main stock indexes to record highs by the end of the day--and followed that by pushing all three indexes up to another set of record highs on Friday.
Many observers believe tax reform has the potential to jolt the economy out of the frustratingly slow growth we've seen since the recession--by boosting personal incomes, corporate earnings and well-paying jobs.
All those things would be good for the housing market. There wasn't a lot of economic data to chew on, but we did have a nice $1.4 billion decrease in the Trade Deficit. The Treasury Budget came in just north of $51 billion in the black in January, though the 12-month budget was almost $584 billion in the red in December. The Preliminary University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment reading for February slipped from January, but it's still up there, as we've only seen five higher readings in the last ten years.Initial Unemployment Claims dropped by 13,000 for the week, while Continuing Claims edged up but remain just above the two million level. Not bad.
The week ended with the Dow UP 1.0%, to 20269; the S&P 500 UP 0.8%, to 2316; and the Nasdaq UP 1.2%, to 5734.
As investors scurried over to stocks on Thursday, bond prices fell, but recovered Friday thanks to some dip-buying. The 30YR FNMA 4.0% bond we watch finished the week UP .06, at $104.95. National average 30-year fixed mortgage rates dropped in Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending February 9, their chief economist noting, "rates are at about the same level at which they started the year." Remember, mortgage rates can be extremely volatile, so check with your mortgage professional for up-to-the-minute information.
DID YOU KNOW?... The homeownership rate for Hispanics increased to 46% in 2016, up from 45.6% in 2015. This happened while the overall homeownership rate dropped to 63.4% in 2016, from 63.7% in 2015.
>> This Week’s Forecast
HOME BUILDING OK, INFLATION AND RETAIL UP, MANUFACTURING SO-SO...
January reports are expected to show Housing Starts
off, but Building Permits
increasing, indicating builders are ramping up for the spring selling season. CPI
and Core CPI
inflation should rise, but consumers are still spending. Retail Sales
are forecast up a tad overall and Retail Sales ex-auto
, excluding volatile auto sales, up by a bigger amount. Pretty good for January. Manufacturing has mixed predictions, down by the Philadelphia Fed Index
, but up or flat in other reports.
Above info. compliments of
SWBC Mortgage Corporation
Senior Loan Officer
117 Seaboard Lane, Suite F-205
Franklin, TN 37076
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