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Sharon Evans & The TriangleExperts Team is here to provide you with superb Real Estate services in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. The Team assists over 300 families and individuals every year. Let our experience go to work for you. Buying or selling, we have you covered!

Buying A Home?

Use Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date list of ALL available properties in the Triangle Area, or use the Dream Home Finder form and we will conduct a personalized search for you. Our agents give top notch service, and have the knowledge and experience to get you the best deal in this tight market.

Selling A Home?

Nothing is more important than pricing your home correctly. Let us help you with a FREE Market Analysis. Sharon will use comparable sold listings and her extensive knowledge of this market to help you determine an accurate and up to the minute market value for your home. This combined with her Team's "Staged to Sell" program, which has been proven to sell homes faster, and for top market dollar, will give you the best exposure to get your home SOLD! Our Staging Team has years of experience and handle projects from the smallest updates to whole house renovations, all the while managing every detail for you.

 

Meet our Staging Team, Sara Forehand, Anne Crawford & Sarah Anthony.

Click here for Tips For Sellers on our Team page!

 

Need A Mover?

Moving.com is a great source of moving information and checklists. The TriangleExperts Team has recommended Johns' Moving in Raleigh, NC for years for their great customer service. 

Need a Mortgage?

Sharon and her Team have used Steve Satterwhite of Satterwhite Financial for over 15 years! Getting a pre-approval is essential in today's competitive Real Estate market, and Steve and his Team get high marks from the clients he has worked with in the past. Find them at: Satterwhitefinancial.com or call Steve direct:  919-630-7443.

 

What our clients have to say about us:

"We hired Sharon to represent us in buying a home in the middle of May. We had used her 2010 & happy to use retain her services this time. She ended up saving us THOUSANDS in negotiations. She is so cool/calm under immense pressure & definitely the person you want representing you. She is smart, and fast, and very well informed. Even after moving in she helped us find a painter etc- & we paid less for a better job than any of our other quotes. The biggest thing about Sharon is everyone knows her- all the other realtors, and you can tell they respect her, and I cannot tell you how much that showed throughout our process. We would definitely use her again and recommend her to friends or family."

-A Recent Client

"Sharon and her team allowed my husband and I to relax throughout the home selling process.  The team proactively came to us with questions and decisions that needed to be made and guided us every step of the way to get the home on the market.  Her staging team is phenomenal and the attention to detail puts her one step ahead of her competition.  We rested on a cruise ship and within 5 days Sharon had 14 showings of our home and it was sold before we returned.  Thanks Sharon!!"

-A Recent Client

Latest Realty News from NAR

October 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.88 percent this October, up 18.7 percent compared to 4.11 percent a year ago.

  • Housing affordability declined from a year ago in October moving the index down 9.7 percent from 162.7 to 146.9. The median sales price for a single family home sold in October in the US was $257,900 up 4.3 percent from a year ago.
  • Nationally, mortgage rates were up 77 basis point from one year ago (one percentage point equals 100 basis points).
  • The payment as a percentage of income was unchanged from last month at 17 percent this October but up from 15.4 percent from a year ago. Regionally, the West has the highest payment at 23.7 percent of income. The South had the second highest payment at 16.5 percent followed by the Northeast at 16.1 percent. The Midwest had the lowest payment as a percentage of income at 13.5 percent.

  • Regionally, the South recorded the biggest increase in home prices at 3.6 percent. The Northeast had an increase of 3.0 percent while the West had a gain of 2.5 percent. The Midwest had the smallest growth in price of 1.4 percent.
  • Regionally, all four regions saw a decline in affordability from a year ago. The Midwest had the biggest drop in affordability of 9.6 percent. The South had a decline of 9.1 percent followed by the Northeast that fell 9.0 percent. The West had the smallest drop of 7.5 percent.
  • On a monthly basis, affordability is down from last month in three of the four regions. The Northeast region had the only gain of 1.7 percent. Both the Midwest and the West shared a decline of 0.6 percent. The South had the smallest dip in affordability of 0.1 percent.

  • Despite month-to-month changes, the most affordable region was the Midwest, with an index value of 185.0. The least affordable region remained the West where the index was 105.3. For comparison, the index was 151.6 in the South, and 154.9 in the Northeast.
  • Mortgage applications are currently up. Mortgage rates continue to rise and home price growth is slowing down to catch up with incomes. Single-family homes are still moving at a face pace however tend to slow down during fall and winter season. Inventory of homes are currently up, which is a welcoming sign for potential homebuyers. Home prices are up 4.3 percent, median family incomes that are growing 3.1 percent helping reduce the pressure of home price growth.
  • What does housing affordability look like in your market? View the full data release here.
  • The Housing Affordability Index calculation assumes a 20 percent down payment and a 25 percent qualifying ratio (principal and interest payment to income). See further details on the methodology and assumptions behind the calculation here.

Property Values By State from 2005-2018

Home price appreciation is an important topic in today’s economy. Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), we can analyze the gains and losses of property values over time. I estimated the median property values by state in 2018 using the FHFA index and the median property values from the (ACS). I then calculated the growth rate from 2005 -2018. [1]

The states with the highest estimated median property values in 2018 are The District of Columbia ($677,473), Hawaii ($649,272), California ($566,311), Massachusetts ($428,161) and Washington ($384,740).

The states with the lowest estimated median property values in 2018 are Alabama ($148,827), Oklahoma ($139,385), Arkansas ($135,733), Mississippi ($123,586) and West Virginia ($120,720).

On a regional level, the estimated price growth appears to be the strongest in the South, West, and Midwest. Price growth is weakest in the Northeast states. Overall, all regions are displaying strong to moderate growth in property values. Below is a breakdown of the Census four regions by state.

 

  • In the South, which typically leads all regions in sales, The District of Columbia led the region with 76 percent estimated price growth from 2005 to 2018. Maryland experienced 1 percent annual price growth and since 2005, home prices have grown 21 percent.

  • In the West, the least affordable region[2], Montana led all states with 88 percent price growth from 2005 to 2018. Despite the strong price growth in California since 2012, prices have only increased by 19 percent since 2005. Nevada shows a 9 percent price change over this time turning around any previous loss in value.

  • In the Midwest where affordability is most favorable, North Dakota led all states with 115 percent price growth from 2005 to 2018. Illinois, while having the smallest growth in the region had an estimated 12 percent price growth over this time.

  • In the Northeast where sales and price growth is typically slow, Pennsylvania lead the region with a 48 percent price growth from 2005 to 2018. Rhode Island, while having the smallest gain of all states, increased 6 percent price change over this time. Rhode Island is one of two states that turned around a negative property value over this time compared to 2017.


[1] I used the FHFA expanded data set not seasonally adjusted data.

[2] Based on NAR housing affordability index

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