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Tuesday, January 26, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

What will drive the Hudson Valley housing market in 2021?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Considering the number of people we’ve encountered recently who are speculating on where the real estate market will go in 2021, it probably should be designated an Olympic sport. One thing’s for sure. The financial pressures we are experiencing today are felt by not just homeowners, investors but lenders as well.
The last time this happened was 2007, when the market crashed and many homeowners were “under water” with mortgages carrying negative equities. For those predicting the market these days, now may look like another 2007, but this time, it’s different. Real estate still remains strong. Property values have gone up and seem to keep rising, and there are many fewer properties with negative equity.
Still, many Americans have lost jobs, and subsequently lost their ability to keep current on their debts: consumer debt, car loans, school loans, etc. as well as mortga ...

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Monday, December 28, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

When 2020 has left the building, what's next?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
As we get ready to shuffle 2020 out the door, about the only thing missing from our New Year’s Eve plans is optimism for the coming new year. It's not surprising a mood of "good riddance" seems to sum up the national attitude about the year 2020. After all, we've faced a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, a lame-duck president and natural disasters. It even rained on Christmas. The year has driven many homeowners to reconsider their home spaces, where to live and what to live in to cope during 2021.
That said, we do have some things going for us. Here are three things we can be optimistic about.
The U.S. economy is still strong.
Even though independent businesses, especially in the service sector, are struggling, the markets have made impressive gains from last spring. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the economy. There is no “bubble” driving excessive ...

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Friday, December 18, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

A Washington insider predicts what’s in the stars for Biden’s housing policy.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
National housing policy will hold a much higher priority in the Biden White House than it was with the previous tenant. Jim Parrott, a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute, said housing is 'not an abstraction' for the president-elect. Parrott was keynote speaker at the National Association of Realtors' Real Estate Forecast Summit on December 10th, 2020. Parrott served as a senior adviser to the National Economic Council during the Obama administration where he led the team counseling the cabinet and the president on housing issues. Before that, he was counsel to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Affordable housing a priority.
Parrott said that he felt the Biden team will see more affordable housing, for both buyers and renters as a goal worth taking on in and of itself, as a part of broader economic challenges. Biden views the lack of affordable ho ...

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Monday, December 14, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How will a Covid-19 vaccine affect the Hudson Valley housing market?

Photo by Brennan Ehrhardt on Unsplash
By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
On the day Pfizer’s approved Covid-19 vaccine hits it’s first American arm, it seems like a good idea to consider what this historic moment’s effect on real estate may be. When the virus reached the United States earlier this year, people were worried that it could devastate the country’s real estate market. For a while, as people got used to using PPEs and stayed home to avoid getting sick, things ground to a halt. But a few months later, people were scrambling to buy a home. Buyers flooded the housing market.
Now that the end of the pandemic seems to be in sight, the news has improved the industry's' spirits yet again. While the end of the pandemic won’t instantly generate a glut of homes on the market to relieve the inventory gap, it should have a significant effect on mortgage rates.
Economists agree that forecasting mortgage ...

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Monday, November 16, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

A look at Hudson Valley home prices set to music.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
It’s official. At least, if the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says it. The median price for existing homes in each of the 181 metro areas tracked by the National Association of Realtors was higher in the third quarter from a year earlier, the association said on Thursday, Nov. 12. For the first time since 1980, every metro area tracked by NAR posted an annual price increase in the same quarter. Back then, the association tracked 19 metro areas and Blondie topped the pop music charts with her hit “The Tide Is High.”
What’s going on is a perfect storm of factors that are driving up the cost of buying a home. Because so many people have been stuck inside their pandemic bomb shelters, they’re feeling like they need more space. According to Larry Yun, NAR’s top economist, ““Americans are viewing their home as something more than what it was be ...

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