Publishes Quick Guide to Measuring the Health of a Real Estate Market

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Buyers need to understand real estate is local. They have to know what is going on in their market specifically, not what's happening nationally. announces one of the latest additions to their real estate resources, a quick guide to measuring the health of real estate markets. Given the current state of real estate markets across the country, some of which are recovering while others haven't yet seen much improvement or remained steady throughout the recession, real estate professionals stress that it's more imperative than ever that home buyers understand all real estate is local and in order to buy smart they must known how their market is fairing.

In fact, understanding that all real estate is local is the first lesson of the guide. Eric Bramlett, owner of Austin-based brokerage One Source Realty, told, "buyers need to understand real estate is local. They have to know what is going on in their market specifically, not what's happening nationally." In larger cities buyers should get more granular and measure down to the neighborhood level which can vary greatly from one area to the next.

Other information featured in the guide includes:

  •     Explanation and importance of a balanced market.
  •     How the lending situation effects the health of a real estate market.
  •     Understanding of how appreciation potential affects a market and the influence to buy.
  •     In depth look at ratios that can help home buyers measure the health of their local market with actual statistics.

Understanding how your own local real estate market is fairing is something that all home buyers should be aware of before they start searching for a house. Inventory, activity, the percentage of the sales price that the home is actually sold for and the local economy are just some factors that can make a market more buyer friendly or provide opportunities for good investments. The quick guide will give readers an overview of the type of things they need to be considering in order to gauge the current situation in their own market.

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