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What Rising Mortgage Rates Mean for Buyers and Sellers


Now that we know who is going to be president, mortgage rates have been rising, and they’ll keep rising. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, this means the time to enter the market is now.

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Why have mortgage interest rates increased so much over the last 30 days?

The primary reason is that we just came out of a presidential election cycle, and there was so much uncertainty in the marketplace that investors took their money out of the stock market and put it into the bond market. Now that we know who is going to be president, the money has shifted back from the bond market into the stock market. This is one of the reasons why we’ve seen the stock market jump over 19,000 points.

The bond market has a direct correlation to mortgage interest rates. As the money came out of the bond market, we saw mortgage rates increase by the biggest amount we’ve seen in two years. For you buyers who’ve been waiting, now’s the time to enter the marketplace because rates are projected to go higher in 2017.


Whether you’re a buyer or seller, now’s the time to make your move.


How do mortgage rates affect your monthly mortgage payment? For every quarter point that they go up, your mortgage payment goes up by $30. As rates increase, downward pressure is put on affordability. This means that sellers are facing the same situation in that the best time to put their home on the market is now before rates increase and there will be fewer buyers out there who can afford to buy their property for what they want to sell it for. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, if you’re interested in making your move in the market now, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be happy to help!

We’d Love for You to Join Us at HUD Training


We'd love for you to join us at our upcoming HUD training event. It's on December 19th at our office in Longwood.

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I’d like to take a moment to invite you to our upcoming 4th quarter HUD agent training.

We will be going over HUD bid submissions as well as some of the contract corrections we see come through on a regular basis. Whether you’re a veteran agent or newly-licensed, we would love for you to join us. There will be something for everyone.


There will be something for everyone.


We will be holding the training right here in our office at Longwood on Monday, December 19th at 10 a.m. If you’d like to be added to the RSVP list, all you have to do is give us a call or send an email to info@fredarealtyorlando.com to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

2 Reasons to List Your Home This Fall

Most people think that they should wait until next spring to put their homes on the market. However, there are two reasons why fall is actually the best time to sell your home.

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As you probably know, most Orlando sellers put their homes on the market in the spring and hope to sell in the summer, thinking that summer is the best time to sell.

However, there are two main reasons why fall may actually be the best time to put your home on the market.

First of all, by listing now, you will face less competition. Since everyone else is waiting for the new year to put their homes on the market, listing in the fall is a great way to showcase your home. There won’t be many other properties on the market, allowing yours to stand out.

According to the Orlando Realtors Association, our inventory is at an all-time low right now, with only 3.5 months of inventory available on the market. In January, that number will spike and there will be a lot more competition on the market.



Buyers are motivated to make a move in the fall.



The second reason why fall is a great time to sell is that buyers are serious and extremely motivated at this time of year. They have been through the spring and summer markets and are ready to make a move. They want to get their family into a new home so they can celebrate the holidays together.

Of course, these are just two of the reasons why fall is the best time to put your home on the market. There are even more here.

If you have been thinking about putting your home on the market, give us a call or send us an email so we can get you set up this fall. We look forward to speaking with you!