A Minute with First Financial Bank
I recently sat down with Connie Hilton of First Financial bank to find out the Why’s behind the media shouts and screams of, “NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY OR SELL.” So for those of you who have put your real estate dreams behind you for the last few years, put on your listening ears….
It’s the time of the season for buying (and sellllliiiiing) read it to the tune of, The Zombies 1969 hit, Time of the Season. Historically, April-August are the most optimum months of the year to make your move in real estate. We are in the thick of the market in early July! Hoping for more details? Read on!
5 Solid Reasons to Leap
Economists look to 5 specific keys before declaring the economy and the real estate market ripe for the picking. I’ve broken it down to everyone’s fave elementary school writing theme of, who, what, when, where, and why…..
Who-Before leaving office Ben Bernanke offered a sound economic outlook regarding housing and jobs.
What- The word for today is job, J-O-B. Our current unemployment rate is 6.3%, this is the closest we’ve been to the historical norm of 6% in nearly a decade!!
When-Right now! Seriously! Rates had climbed early on this year but we’ve seen a decline the last month, meaning it is really a fantastic time to put it on paper.
Where-The US is reporting strong spending across the board from retail to restaurants to entertainment, we all know that is indicative of a strengthening economy. Cha-Ching!
Why-The tax cuts put into play years ago are finally paying off? It’s a possibility. Coupled with the fact that employers are offering decent raises rather than pay cuts have increased our sense of security.
Let’s not forget the bottom line here, after years of living a sedentary lifestyle, the vast majority of us are ready to really dig in and experience life again and what better way to move forward than to move into the home of your dreams?!
- Good to know!