Typically in the Time To Buy posts, I like to showcase unique homes or those areas growing in popularity and/or value. With Mother’s Day having just passed, let’s check-out the wonderful gifts you surely considered for your favorite Mom at the same price point as real estate:
The March Madness Brackets are out. Have you seen them? If not, you can view them at the official NCAA bracket site! Check-out what your money will get you in the college towns that have a #1 seed.
With President’s Day earlier this week, let’s take a moment to view some of the beautiful homes of past Presidents. Granted, not many might come on the market anytime soon, but what a amazing view into our past!
I was reading a bit on Realtor.com and came to a section called Celebrity Real Estate – it was like watching a bad movie where once you start you have to finish.
You can buy Kevin Garnett’s home now that he reduced the price to $4.2 Million!
Kevin Durant on the other hand, raised his sales price to $2,195,000 for the Oklahoma City home he is selling.
Gloria Estefan will RENT you her home for $75,000 a month – and if you are the right buyer – she would sell the place for a low $35 Million!
Michael Jordan’s once on the market for $29 Million with no offers might be heading for an auction – stay tunned on that one!
Do you read and review the Case-Shiller report that comes out monthly, published by Standard & Poor’s? My guess is no (who would really want to?) but that report has an effect on the market and moves mortgage interest rates up or down each month. It is a report that watches home sales from 20 major metropolitan areas – below are a few homes for sale in those areas.
Lets try to impact the Report with some of you buying the low priced homes below and some of you buy the high priced ones before the next report!
It is College Football time – are you in the spirit and ready? What if you had a kid going to school at one of the top 5 schools from the AP / USA Today 2013 NCAA Football Rankings and you wanted to provide a home for them to live in for the school year?
There are countless lists on line for the fastest growing cities in the US. Here is one that Forbes recently did, and I share the top 5 using the National Average home price of $272,900 via the 2010 Census report. The criteria that Forbes used for how they rank each is below; a different spin than some of the others. Enjoy!
- – The estimated population growth rate for 2012 and 2013
- – The job-growth rate in 2012
- – The rate of gross metro product growth, or economic growth, for 2012