Charleston SC Homes For Sale : March 2013 National Housing Trends

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home. The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country. It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Homes are truly unique. I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Homes For Sale needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Charleston SC Homes For Sale : March 2013 National Housing Trends

Charleston SC Homes For Sale : March 2013 National Housing Trends

Improving Housing Market Likely to Continue into 2013

First-time homebuyers, worried about rising mortgage interest rates and climbing home prices, are returning to the housing market in early 2013.  According to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey results, first-time homebuyers accounted for 34.5% of home purchase transactions in February based on a three-month moving average.  That was the second monthly increase for first-time homebuyers, whose share of the housing market hit a four-year survey low of 32.9% in December.

Even more encouraging was a surge in first-time homebuyer traffic in February.  The HousingPulse Homebuyer Traffic Diffusion Index for first-time homebuyers, an indicator of future home purchases, hit a four-year survey high of 66.4% in February.  Any score above 50% with the index reflects an increase in home shopping traffic.  “First-time homebuyers are the wildcard in the upcoming spring-summer homebuying season,” said Thomas Popik, research director for Campbell Surveys.

“We see strong first-time homebuyer traffic, but it’s still not clear that the traffic will translate into increased purchases, because first-time homebuyers are dependent on low-downpayment financing, such as FHA mortgages, and announced FHA program changes will take effect this spring,” he added.    Learn more about the December 2012 National Housing Trends here.

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Charleston SC Homes For Sale: March 2013 Housing Trends Newsletter

Charleston SC Homes For Sale:  March 2013 Housing Trends Newsletter

Charleston SC Homes For Sale:  Marsh 2013 Housing Trends Newsletter

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends MARCH – 2013 Newsletter http://carolinajoe.housingtrendsenewsletter.com

The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources.

Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, real estate glossary, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, and REALTOR.com local community reports.

If you are interested in determining the value of your Charleston Tri-County areaSC home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report:

http://carolinajoe.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/dispContent.cfm?loadid=2&loadtype=0

Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Carolina Joe Idleman
AgentOwned Realty Charleston Group
902 Savannah Highway Charleston SC 29407 843-557-9203 joe@carolinajoe.com

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog : FHA Mortgage Insurance Rates to Change

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe that Charleston SC Homes are truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your here at Charleston SC Homes For Sale we look forward to meeting all your real estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:


Charleston SC Real Estate Blog :  FHA Mortgage Insurance Rates to Change

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog :  FHA Mortgage Insurance Rates to Change

 

The chart above shows the upcoming FHA MIP changes that are coming April 1, 2013 and June 3, 2013. 

The annual or monthly MIP amount will increase from 1.25% to 1.35% on April 1.  The MIP duration will change from 78% LTV and 5 year minimum to Life of Loan on June 3.

Any case numbers (appraisals ordered) after these dates will reflect the changes.

As always, your thoughts, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated.

At Charleston SC Homes For Sale I can answer any questions concerning your next home.

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Charleston SC Real Estate For Sale: Februrary 2013 Housing Trends Newsletter

Charleston SC Real Estate For Sale:  Februrary 2013 Housing Trends Newsletter

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends FEBRUARY – 2013 Newsletter http://carolinajoe.housingtrendsenewsletter.com

The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources.

Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, real estate glossary, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, and REALTOR.com local community reports.

If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report:

http://carolinajoe.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/dispContent.cfm?loadid=2&loadtype=0

Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Carolina Joe Idleman

Joe@CarolinaJoe.com
843-557-9203

Carolina Joe Just Listed 14 Poinsett Street Charlestopn Vacant Building Lot For $35,000

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:


Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  Carolina Joe Just Listed 14 Poinsett Street Charleston SC 29403 Vacant Building Lot For $35,000

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  Carolina Joe Just Listed 14 Poinsett Street Charleston SC 29403 Vacant Building Lot For $35,000


14 Poinsett Street in Downtown Charleston’s East Central neighborhood is a 35’ x 125’ cleared vacant building lot. 14 Poinsett Street is just off of Meeting Street close to I-526 and the entrance ramps of the new Mount Pleasant Bridge.

Click here for additional 14 Poinsett Street, Downtown Charleston, property details.

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As always, your thoughts, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated.

Let me know if I can help with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs or questions.

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Sincerely,

"Carolina Joe" Idleman
http://www.carolinajoe.com