Hello everyone! We’re heading into the future in a few days, as 2017 is coming fast upon us. I hope you’re enjoying these last few days of the holiday season, and getting some relaxation with family and friends to close out the year. Still, even as you relax, it’s important to keep an eye on this imminent future and plan accordingly.
For example, as I have mentioned before, the economy is in flux right now. Specifically, the Fed has increased mortgage rates recently, and the effects are already being felt (for some examples in the Bay Area, see this recent article in The Mercury News). As such, it pays to take these moments now when perhaps work is a bit slow or you even have some vacation time on hand to map out your real estate goals in light of these developments. And of course, I’m always available as a resource to help you out with any questions and concerns you may have!
And then, of course, there’s the fact that it’s almost time for New Year’s Resolutions! If you need some inspiration, there a great article here about some bad habits of homeowners; if you happen to exhibit any of these, there’s no time like the present to kick these bad habits for the sake of your home’s present and future.
Finally, let’s take a look at the big picture: what’s the forecast for 2017? While, as this article from CBS News mentions, “this year could be especially difficult to predict” in terms of the real estate market, check out these predictions for real estate trends in 2017 and see what the future may hold. One thing is for sure, though: I’ll be here to help, no matter what trends may come to pass!
Enjoy the rest of 2016! For the time being, I’ll just relax with some Ferrero Rocher and enjoy these last few moments before the future arrives. See you on the other side!