The Holiday Season is Upon Us! Enjoy this Recipe, Markey Update and List of Events
by Candice Giordano
Fall has always been my favorite time of year! I love the fall colors, and the Holiday season filled with delicious food while being surrounded by family & friends. Tis the season for gratitude & giving. I am thankful for all of you and for the grace of God each day. Our prayers for relief continue for those impacted by wars throughout the world. Please don’t forget to support your local small businesses for all your holiday needs this shopping season. It truly makes a world of difference to your local communities.
In this newsletter, you will find an article expressing what experts anticipate for the 2024 real estate market, a tasteful hors d’oeuvre recipe guaranteed to wow your guests this Thanksgiving, and a short list of upcoming events. Feel free to contact me anytime to help answer your real estate questions. I’m happy to help and am never too busy for your referrals.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from my Family to Yours!
From Your Local Real Estate REALTOR®,
The new year is right around the corner, and you might be wondering if 2024 will be the right time to buy or sell a home. If you want to make the most informed decision possible, it’s important to know what the experts have to say about what’s ahead for the housing market. Experts Forecast Ongoing Home Price Appreciation Looking forward, experts project home prices will continue to rise next year, but not quite as much as they did this year. Even though the expected rise in 2024 isn’t as big as in 2023, it’s important to understand home price appreciation is cumulative. That ongoing price growth is a big part of why owning a home can be a smart decision in the long run.
Projections Show Sales Should Increase Slightly Next Year While expectations are for just a slight uptick in total sales, improved activity next year is a good thing for the housing market, and for buyers and sellers like you. As people continue to move, that opens up options for hopeful buyers who are looking for a home.
So, what do these forecasts show? The housing market is expected to be more active in 2024. That may be in part because there will always be people who need to move. People will get new jobs, have children, get married or divorced – these and other major life changes lead people to move regardless of housing market conditions. That will remain true next year, and for years to come.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling, it’s important to know what the experts are forecasting for the future of the housing market. When you’re in the know about what’s ahead, you can make the most informed decision possible. CLICK HERE to contact me so we can discuss the latest forecasts together, and craft a plan for your next move.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond
Show: The Pioneer Woman Episode: Last-Minute Holiday – Food Network
1 teaspoon Fresh Rosemary (chopped, plus whole sprigs, for garnish)
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
¼ cup Pomegranate Seeds
Honey (for drizzling)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cube each wheel of Brie into 12 pieces. They do not need to be perfect cubes. Set aside.
Mix the cranberries and pistachios together in a small bowl. Set aside.
Lightly dust a cutting board with flour. Unroll the crescent dough (it should be an 8-by-12-inch sheet) onto the dusted surface. Using a knife, cut 4 lines down the 8-inch side and 6 across on the 12-inch side to get 24 squares.
Place a cube of Brie in the center of each dough square. Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of the pistachio and cranberry mixture over the top of each cube of Brie. Fold the corners of each square together, lightly pinching to seal everything in. Transfer the bites to the prepared baking sheet.
Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and brush the top of each bite with the egg wash. Sprinkle each with a little rosemary and a bit of sea salt. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
Carefully transfer the bites to a serving platter. Scatter the pomegranate seeds around the bites, drizzle with honey, and frame the platter with rosemary sprigs for color and festive fun. Enjoy!
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you might have heard that it’s tough right now because mortgage rates are higher than they’ve been over the past few years, and home prices are rising. That much is true.
According to NAR, based on the pace of sales right now, just under 4 million homes will sell this year. With some simple math, let’s break down what that really means for you:
3.96 million homes divided by 365 days in a year = 10,849 houses sell each day
10,849 divided by 24 hours in a day = 452 houses sell per hour
452 divided by 60 minutes in an hour = about 8 houses sell each minute
So, on average, over 10,000 homes sell each day in this country. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, this goes to show there are still ways to make your move possible, even at a time when affordability is tight.
You may be wondering how other homebuyers and sellers are making this happen now. One of the biggest game-changers in today’s market is working with a trusted local real estate agent. Great agents are helping other people just like you navigate today’s market and the current affordability situation, and their insight is invaluable right now.
If you’re hoping to buy or sell a home today, know that other people are still making their goals a reality – and that’s happening in large part because of the help and advice of skilled local real estate agents. If you want to talk to a trusted professional about your move, then call me today at 408.761.6902.
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