Your FREE ACTIVE REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES FOR SALE IN BIRMINGHAM AL – 03/12/2012 list has been posted.
These are Single Family Homes ‘Active’ on the Birmingham MLS. These homes are ripe for the picking. DO NOT LET THEM PASS YOU BY…ACT NOW….BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!
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Not long ago, buying a home was the best investment you could make. It used to provide you with the proverbial “cash-cow.” In this market, the realistic way to look at a home is a place you want to live. Buying a home doesn’t guarantee that you’ll make a big return on your investment. You might if you stay long enough. Over the long term, home-price appreciation usually outpaces the inflation rate. However, this varies from one locale to the next.
This means you aren’t under pressure to buy quickly. If you buy a home that you find out doesn’t work for you and sell it again within a year or so, there’s a good chance you’ll lose money when you take into account the costs of buying and selling.
No one knows for sure when the economy will substantially improve. Last year, some economists predicted a double-dip recession. That appears to be less risky at the moment. In the fourth quarter of 2011, the nation’s economic output grew at an annualized rate of 2.8 percent, which is not recession territory, but is not considered good enough by some economists.
On the housing scene, the number of homes sold nationally increased over the previous year in each of the last three months of 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However, sale prices still haven’t caught up with 2010 prices in most places.
Will 2012 be the turnaround year for housing? Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, thinks that the combination of increasing home sales, record-low interest rate and low home prices “demonstrates a market in recovery.”
Other good news for housing is the recent increase in consumer confidence and the decrease in the inventory of homes for sale to a level not seen since March 2005, according to NAR. Yun thinks that the drop in inventory will contribute to price stabilization and possible modest price growth in the near future.