Blog | Arbor Real Estate - Blog Archive: May, 2018

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May 2018

There are 3 blog entries for May 2018.

Typically most people think summer is a slow time for the real estate market but actually, it’s a very good time to list your home.  Here are five reasons why:

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers

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Ryan Baker is an Orange County native who brings to Arbor his unparalleled local expertise in the coastal real estate market. He began his real estate career in 2002 at a Newport Beach boutique firm called Strada Properties. In 2006 he acquired his broker’s license and launched his own brokerage which he oversaw for ten years. Now aligned with our marketing and digital team, Ryan continues to grow his strong network of buyers, sellers, and investors.
Ryan possesses a rare combination of…
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Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the end of the year.

Many quickly jump to the conclusion that an increase in mortgage rates will have a detrimental impact on real estate prices as fewer buyers will be able to qualify for a loan. This seems logical; if there is less demand for housing then prices will drop.

However, in a good economy, rising mortgage rates increase

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