If there’s one trend in housing, it’s homeowners’ confidence in the market when it comes to selling and buying a house. Home prices aren’t expected to drop anytime soon, and 75 percent of homeowners believe it’s a good time to sell a house and 68 percent believe it’s a good time to buy. We couldn’t agree more, and hopefully, this confidence in selling will lead to an inventory increase later this year. Where is a lot of this confidence coming from? The economy. Many consumers believe they’ll have an easier time obtaining a mortgage thanks to “healthy job creation and faster wage growth.”
Four outdoor summer features bringing in the buyers and increased property values:
- Outdoor showers.
- Barbecue stations.
- Pools with enough space around them for lounging.
- Fire pits—always with the fire pits and outdoor heating.
What’s noticeable about these trends: the socialization they can provide with friends and family.
Have a dream of owning a beach house? Gulfport, MS ranks as No. 1 most affordable beach town, followed by Jacksonville, NC and Aberdeen, WA. Gulfport won the spot after Hurricane Katrina destroyed local properties in 2005 and increased flood insurance premiums. Good news: the quiet town is on the upswing and is best known by its patrons for its immaculate beaches.