Would you love to sell in this crazy market to get a top dollar price, but don't want to end up homeless and don't know where you're going to go next?

Hey, my name is Andy Mandel with The Mandel Team at RE/MAX. And if this sounds like you, you are just like most of the sellers who we're speaking to right now. This is the biggest problem that we see in our housing market, and we had to come up with a solution.

What we have done is we created our guaranteed rent back program. We can get your home sold for top dollar, and we will guarantee that we can get a buyer who will lease the property back to you for 30, 60, up to 90 days, depending on the kind of financing. And we are so confident that we can deliver that, that we guarantee it in writing.…

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If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) reveals the number of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is higher now than it was over the past few summers (see graph below). Today, the majority of consumers, 75 percent, say it’s a good time to sell a house.

Why is sellers sentiment up year-over-year?

The higher good time to sell sentiment has to do with today’s market conditions, specifically low housing supply and high buyer demand. In the simplest terms, we don’t have enough houses available for sale to meet buyer demand.

According to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR),…

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Hey, it's Andy with the Mandel Team at RE/MAX and today we will discuss about renting vs. buying. 

According to recent data from Realtor.com, rent prices have jumped up over 8% compared to this time last year. That's crazy. If you think it's cheaper to rent than it is to buy, maybe it's time to reconsider. Don't believe me? Let's check out the chart.

According to the National Association of Realtors, the median price for a mortgage in America is now $1200, while the median price for rent is just under $1,600 per month. Keep in mind, that doesn't include principal and interest on the mortgage side, but still, the price to own your property is still cheaper than renting. And when you look at the median cost to rent since 1988, it's almost…

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Boca Raton is a city located in southern Palm Beach County in the State of Florida. Initially incorporated in 1924, the current population of Boca Raton is almost 100,000 people. The interesting fact about Boca Raton is that an additional 200,000 people have a Boca Raton address and live primarily outside of the city boundaries. This is because a lot of people have their second or vacation homes in Boca Raton.

In comparison to the rest of South Florida, Boca Raton is considered one of the wealthiest places. The downtown area of Boca Raton is the ultimate lifestyle and entertainment hub that is a mixed-used dining, shopping and residential district. The affluent lifestyle and beach vibe are what attracts a lot of people to live and visit Boca…

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If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. What you may not realize is that decision impacts people’s lives far beyond your own. Home purchases and sales are significant drivers of economic activity. They have a major impact on your community and the entire U.S. economy via the multiple industries and professionals that take part in the process.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a report each year that highlights just how much economic activity a home sale generates. The chart below shows how the sale of both a newly built home and an existing home impact the economy:

To dive a level deeper, NAR also provides a detailed look at how that…

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In April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift Towards New Construction, which reported:

“60% of people who were looking to buy a home in 2020 said they’d prefer new construction to an existing home.

However, it seems buyers are now shifting their preferences back to existing homes.

The latest Consumer Confidence Survey reveals the percentage of Americans planning to buy a home in the next six months is virtually the same as it was back in March. However, the percentage that plan to buy a newly constructed home is lower for that same period.

NAHB confirms this sentiment in their latest Housing Trends Report. The organization explains that existing homes are now the top…

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Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence about whether to list your house now or later, the question you should really ask is: will this price appreciation last?

Here’s what three leading industry experts have to say about what lies ahead:

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“At a broad level, home prices are in no danger of a decline due to tight inventory conditions, but I do expect prices to appreciate at a slower pace by the end of the year.”

Selma Hepp, Deputy Chief Economist, CoreLogic:

“The imbalance between robust demand and dismal availability of for-sale…

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Hey, it's Andy with the Mandel Team at RE/MAX and I'm here to bring you your August, 2021 Housing Market Update. As always, for the purposes of these videos, we're gonna be talking about single family homes only in Boca, Parkland and Coral Springs. That's the area where our team does the predominant amount of our business and we're not talking about country clubs or 55 and over communities. When we give you these stats, we wanna give you the leading indicators to show you where the housing market is headed, not where it's been.

The first step we like to look at is the number of new homes that came on the market last month, compared to the same month in 2020. In Boca and Parkland that was down. Boca was down 11%, Parkland was down 34% as far as…

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One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house will get more attention, and likely, more offers. But as life begins to return to normal, you may be wondering if that’s something that will change.

While it may be tempting to blame the pandemic for the current inventory shortage, the pandemic can’t take all the credit. While it did make some sellers hold off on listing their houses over the past year, the truth is the low supply of homes was years in the making. Let’s take a look at the root cause and what the future holds…

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