Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Commentary: Home-prices Increasing Nationwide,
with Many Near 2006 Peak
RALEIGH – Over the last year, home prices nationwide have steadily increased, with four states reporting home prices that matched their 2006 peak prices and twenty-two other states reporting prices within 10 percent of their peaks.
Home prices in Raleigh have increased as well, giving equity back to homeowners who during the housing market crash found themselves underwater on their mortgages. However, many homeowners have yet to realize the extent to which prices have improved.
“The rate at which home prices have increased this year is remarkable,” says Linda Craft, CEO of Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® & Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). “And the improving market is giving hope to many homeowners who have been struggling over the last few years.”
Many factors are driving home prices up, such as more people wanting to buy homes, inventory constraint, and fewer distressed properties on the market.
“Today, more people than ever are looking to buy a home, but there aren’t enough homes on the market,” Craft said. “This is letting homeowners looking to sell ask more and more for their homes. Today’s market is really a seller’s market.”
As a Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE), Linda Craft is specially trained to help distressed homeowners understand their options. “Struggling homeowners need to know they’re not alone and that the recent upturn in the market is providing many with paths out of difficult situations,” Craft said.
Linda has developed a free report entitled “Underwater Homes Reach the Surface”. The report is accessible from her website, http://www.raleighrealestateforeclosures.com at: http://www.raleighrealestateforeclosures.com/Underwater-Homes-Reach-The-Surface.aspx
Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® is a Triangle-area based, local residential real estate firm whose team mission and focus is raving fan customer service to deliver a smooth sales process. The team is the NHL Carolina Hurricanes Corporate Real Estate Sponsor. More than 6,000 families have chosen Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® with their largest asset, their homes.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®, please call 919-235-6300 or visit www.lindacraft.com
For more information about the CDPE Designation, visit www.CDPE.com.