Real Estate Market Minute

By Mark Salib

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 Dec 6, 2022


Mark Salib is a Real Estate Professional, Advisor, and investor. Co-founder of The Salib Group with his wife Ana, they are licensed Florida Realtors who use their expertise to help people find their dream homes, start their businesses, and to make wise investment choices to grow their wealth. The Real Estate Market Minute podcast provides you with their industry knowledge and expertise giving you the confidence to buy and sell. Listen now to gain an edge on the real estate industry and submit your questions and comments to

Episode Date
How to Track Mortgage Rates
Mortgage rates dropped for the 3rd straight week. Here are a few good ways to track where they are headed.
Dec 06, 2022
Price Drops Can Only Go So Far Given the Low Inventory
Why home values cannot really drop all that much if inventory remains low. There is one other reason as well.
Dec 01, 2022
Mortgage Rates Fall for the 2nd Straight Week
For the 2nd straight week we see mortgage rates fall. Can home prices stabilize now?
Nov 29, 2022
The Long-Term Benefit of Homeownership
With all the talk of a slowing market, let’s give thanks to the long-term benefit of homeownership.
Nov 23, 2022
Rents are Rising at a Slower Pace Than Before
Rents rose 7.8% in October according the Redfin’s latest rental market tracker. This is the slowest growth in 14 months. Which cities saw the biggest slowdown and why it matters.
Nov 18, 2022
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Predicts Possible 20% Drop in Home Values
In a research note by the Dallas Fed, home prices could fall 20%. Here is how that scenario could play out.
Nov 17, 2022
Are we in a Mortgage Recession?
The demand for mortgages has collapsed. The impact could be significant.
Nov 14, 2022
CPI Data From Yesterday Eases Mortgage Rates
What would it look like if inflation starts to come down?
Nov 11, 2022
Is the Federal Reserve Looking at the Wrong Housing Indicator?
Jeremy Siegel Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania thinks the Federal Reserve needs to figure out the right housing index to look at it for policy decisions.
Nov 08, 2022
3 Trends Defining Today’s Market
Good news for Homebuyers as 3 trends continue to develop in today’s real estate market
Nov 02, 2022
All Mortgage Application Data Points are Down Except One
There was one weekly gain in mortgage applications specifically for FHA loans. What could it mean?
Oct 26, 2022
If Inflation is Peaking Where Does Housing go from Here?
Inflation may finally be peaking. I clue in onto why that is and what it means for the housing market going forward.
Oct 26, 2022
S&P Case-Shiller Index Records Monthly Decline in Home Prices
S&P Case-Shiller Index records the largest monthly decline in home prices since 1987. What does it all mean and does it tell the full story?
Oct 25, 2022
Mortgage Demand Drops to 25 Year Low
How higher interest rates are leading to more ARM loans.
Oct 19, 2022
Big Drop in Homebuilder Sentiment in the Single Family Home Market
Homebuilder sentiment dropped significantly month over month. What does it mean?
Oct 18, 2022
Listener Question: Is it Smart to Get a 5/1 Arm Loan and Refinance Later?
Today’s listener question episode covers the 5/1 or 10/1 type ARM mortgage loans and if they are right for you.
Oct 13, 2022
A Recession Means Mortgage Rates Will Fall
Why the housing market could be strong next year based on past recessions and their link to mortgage rates.
Oct 10, 2022
Bidding Wars Are Over
Bidding wars that consumed the housing market over the last 2 years are over. What does it mean for you?
Oct 05, 2022
Median Home Prices are Down
Median home prices which gauges how much homes sell for month over month are down. Is it down enough?
Sep 29, 2022
Mortgage Applications are Down Again
Mortgage applications are down and rates are the highest since 2008. Have we finally peaked?
Sep 28, 2022
Two New Data Points to Help Explain Market Direction
Today we received mortgage application and sales data. What does it tell us about the movement of the market?
Sep 21, 2022
Mortgage Rates Touched 6% Last Week
With the 30 year fixed rate hitting 6% it definitely changes the landscape.
Sep 20, 2022
When Will Mortgage Rates Stabilize?
What you need to know to figure out how long mortgage rates will stay elevated
Sep 14, 2022
A Sign Homes are Still not Affordable
One part of the market is moving with fierce demand. Here’s why it tells me purchasing a home is still not affordable for most.
Sep 09, 2022
Expect Mortgage Rates to Remain High for Quite Some Time
Last week the Federal Reserve made it clear they will do whatever it takes to tamper down inflation. Here’s what that means for Home values going into next year.
Sep 06, 2022
Fannie Mae Predicts Lower Mortgage Rates in 2023
Fannie Mae expects mortgage rates to fall to 4.5% in 2023. What does that mean for you?
Aug 30, 2022
Home Prices Fell for the First Time in 3 Years
Home prices declined from June to July. What’s the cause and how do we know when it stops?
Aug 24, 2022
Lending and Underwriting Standards Are Much Stronger Today
Why is today’s market nothing like 2008? Because lending practices are completely different.
Aug 17, 2022
Housing Demand May be Shifting to Rural America
There is evidence that suggests folks are looking for homes in more rural parts of the country. Let’s dive into what that means.
Aug 17, 2022
Your Home’s Asking Price Matters Again
Gone are the days of asking for whatever you price you want for your home. So what should you do if you want to sell?
Aug 10, 2022
Buyer’s are Backing out of Contracts Part 2
A follow up to a previous episode entitled “Buyer’s are Backing Out of Contracts” from July 15th.
Aug 09, 2022
Should You Buy a Home Right Now?
A contrarian view on buying a home now instead of waiting.
Aug 01, 2022
Where in the U.S. are People Moving to and From?
Real Estate Brokerage Redfin ranked the top cities users appeared the most likely to leave and enter.
Jul 30, 2022
National Association of Realtors Economist Addresses Senate Committee
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gives his take on the housing market before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Jul 25, 2022
Months of Supply in Real Estate
What is months of supply in real estate terms and why is it important to understand?
Jul 21, 2022
Buyer’s are Backing Out of Contracts
Buyer’s are backing out of contracts at the highest level since the pandemic. What does it all mean?
Jul 15, 2022
What Does the Latest Housing Forecast Really Tell Us?
I break down what the latest housing forecast for the coming years is and what you need to read between the lines.
Jul 13, 2022
Home Prices Can’t Fall Too Much if Rents Stay High
Watch the rental market. It may be key to predicting the next move for home values.
Jul 11, 2022
Why is Homeownership Part of The American Dream?
Homeownership is still considered by many to be part of the American Dream.
Jul 07, 2022
History Shows Us a Recession Does not Equal a Decline in Home Prices
In today’s episode we look into past recessions and the impact on the housing prices.
Jul 01, 2022
Where is Demand for Housing?
Demand for housing has definitely weakened. But is it gone or just taking some time off to think?
Jun 27, 2022
Don’t be Fooled by Price Drops
Houses are still selling. Just because you see asking prices drop does not indicate a trend… yet.
Jun 23, 2022
The Housing Market is Cooling Off but is it Anything Like 2008?
While the housing market begins to soften I get into some statistics that will help us compare it to the 2008 market downturn.
Jun 20, 2022
What the Federal Reserve’s 75 Basis Points Rate Hike Means to the Housing Market
Yesterday the Federal Reserve acted more aggressively then it has in over 20 years. What does this move mean to the housing market?
Jun 16, 2022
Mortgage Demand Plummets to 22 Year Low
Demand for mortgage applications plummets to a 22 year low. Is it a sign of a slowdown in housing?
Jun 11, 2022
Should I Update My House Before I Sell It?
Today I discuss updating your home prior to placing it on the market including the latest data on the top renovations with the greatest return.
Jun 07, 2022
Demand for Mortgage Loans Drops Most Since 2018
Applications for mortgage loans drops the most since 2018. What’s the impact to the housing market?
Jun 02, 2022
Qualifying the Building of Your New Condo Purchase
When you buy a new condo you own a fraction of the building as well. Here is what I look for in a building before purchasing.
May 27, 2022
Inflation Should not Stop You From Buying Your New Home
If you are buying a new home to be your primary residence then inflation is not the reason to delay your purchase.
May 24, 2022
Is the Stock Market an Indicator for the Real Estate Market?
The stock market has been quite rocky for the past several months. Are we to read into this as real estate investors?
May 17, 2022
Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?
Early signs of the latest inventory data indicate inventory may be growing.
May 13, 2022
What if the 30 Year Fixed Rate Hits 6%
Will the housing market stagnate if the 30 year fixed mortgage rate hits 6%?
May 10, 2022
What Does the Future Hold for Today’s Luxury Market
How the luxury market has been and where I think it is going. Is the same true for other markets?
May 03, 2022
Home Builder D.R. Horton Earnings Beat is a Market Indicator
When Home Builder D.R. Horton reports their earnings I listen. Here’s what they have too say.
Apr 27, 2022
There is Little Relief in Sight for the Current Lack of Inventory
The U.S. needs about 3M more homes to meet homebuyer demand and it will take years for builders to catch up.
Apr 22, 2022
Will the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Impact Real Estate in the U.S.?
I dive into the impact of the war in Ukraine on real estate sales in the United States.
Apr 15, 2022
Interest Rates Reached 5% This Past Week
Interest Rates Reached 5% This Past Week. The ripple effect to housing and more explained here.
Apr 11, 2022
The Best and Worst Real Estate Markets to Invest In
Where are the best and worst U.S. cities to buy real estate in over the last 25 years?
Apr 06, 2022
Millennials Now Make Up the Most Homebuyers
Millennial house hunters are rising in numbers and the impact to real estate values is significant.
Apr 03, 2022
Are Investors Still Flipping Homes?
Today’s market may lead you to believe house flipping is no longer a thing.
Mar 29, 2022
Interest Rates are Above 4%
Interest Rates are Above 4%. Should we panic?
Mar 23, 2022
What is an Escrow Deposit?
What is an escrow deposit and why does it matter in a real estate transaction?
Mar 18, 2022
A Special Thanks and Some Inspiration
A special thanks to our listeners as we reach a new milestone on the show. We hope to inspire you to reach your greatest desires.
Mar 15, 2022
Overpriced Homes Don’t Sell
Even in today’s seller market it’s a bad idea to list your home for sale at a very high price above market value.
Mar 09, 2022
Is it Any Wonder Why Inventory is So Low?
People are more in love with their homes than ever before. Is that impacting real estate inventory?
Mar 07, 2022
What’s Driving Today’s High Buyer Demand?
While inventory is low there are other forces at work driving a homebuyer frenzy in today’s market.
Mar 04, 2022
The Rise of the 2nd Home
There is a significant increase in interest to purchase a 2nd or vacation home from the many people that I speak to.
Mar 01, 2022
In Today’s Market You “Win” a Home not Buy One
Why desire for your dream home matters. In today’s market you have to beat out the other players to win a home.
Feb 24, 2022
Stop Renovating Your Home
Why home renovation before putting your home on the market for sale is not as good an idea as you may think.
Feb 17, 2022
What is a Property Survey?
What is a propery survey and why do I need one?
Feb 15, 2022
Be an Investor and Take Advantage of Rising Rents
Rents are rising rapidly. Be an Investor and take advantage.
Feb 12, 2022
How Should I Price My Home to Sell in Today’s Market?
Today’s market is competitive and sellers are still in control. Here is how you should price your home for sale.
Feb 09, 2022
How to Avoid Buyer’s Fatigue
Too many buyers are suffering from fatigue in today’s competitive market. Here’s what you can do to shake it off and stay in the game.
Feb 08, 2022
How More Remote Work Changes Buyer and Seller Behavior
The pandemic led to a wave of remote work which still remains. What does that mean for you and your real estate?
Feb 04, 2022
Some Cities Have More Out-of-State Than In-State Searches on Redfin
Redfin says one out of three visitors to its listing website search for homes outside their current metro area in the fourth quarter of 2021. Listen to see who tops the list.
Feb 03, 2022
Massive New Intel Plant to be Built in Columbus, Ohio. What does it mean?
Chip Manufacturer Intel selects Columbus for new plant. How does this impact the region’s real estate market?
Feb 01, 2022
What Home Inspectors Look For
A home inspection is a critical step in the home buying process. Let’s go over what it covers.
Feb 01, 2022
Is Now the Right Time to Sell My Home?
If you’re trying to decide when to list your home, the time is now.
Jan 28, 2022
Pre-Approval Letters are More Important Than Ever
What is a pre-approval letter, why does it matter, and when should I get one?
Jan 25, 2022
Home Builders Predict a Booming 2022 - Part 2
Part two of this two part series on the confidence home builders have for 2022.
Jan 24, 2022
Home Builders Predict a Booming 2022 - Part 1
Part one of this two part series on the confidence home builders have for 2022.
Jan 21, 2022
Can Rising Mortgage Rates be Good for Homebuyers?
Mortgage rates are rising. Why you may benefit as a prospective homebuyer.
Jan 18, 2022
Foreclosures are at an All Time Low
Foreclosures are at an all time low. Are more expected in 2022?
Jan 14, 2022
Population Migration and Re-location Matters
What are the latest trends in population migration and re-location and how is it impacting real estate values in The United States.
Jan 13, 2022
Real Estate Markets are Localized
Is the real estate market slowing down in the western part of The United States?
Jan 12, 2022
Buyer’s Remorse? Forget About it and Move on
So often in this market buyer’s remorse stops you from pursuing your dream home. Don’t let it. Here’s why you should move on quickly.
Jan 10, 2022
The Inspection Period
What is the inspection period? Should we really call it a due diligence period?
Jan 08, 2022
Become a Homeowner in 2022, not a Renter
The statistics are staggering. Median rental amounts are rising rapidly.
Jan 06, 2022
Mortgage Rates are on the Rise
Mortgage rates are rising. What it means to homebuyers and why you should not wait to buy your first or next home.
Jan 05, 2022
Stop Waiting for Everything to be Perfect
Today’s episode is for buyers. Stop waiting for perfection and get it done.
Jan 03, 2022
2022 Guide for Homebuyers
Happy New Year! My advice for homebuyers looking to purchase in 2022.
Jan 01, 2022
Why a Cover Letter Matters
Tip for Buyers - write a cover letter to stand out
Dec 28, 2021
A Checklist for Selling Your Home
In a seller’s market especially, focus on these items to prepare your home for sale.
Dec 27, 2021
The 2022 Housing Market Forcast
I dive into the housing market forecast for 2022 with expert opinions from the National Association of Realtors, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and others.
Dec 23, 2021
The Wealth Effect of Owning Real Estate
This is one of the best reasons to own real estate.
Dec 21, 2021
What the Federal Reserve’s 2022 Interest Rate Hike Announcement Means to You
This week the federal reserve announced three separate interest rate hikes in 2022.
Dec 17, 2021
How Did We Get to This Seller’s Market? - Part 3
The final part of this 3 part series in which I discuss how this current seller’s market began.
Dec 15, 2021
How Did We Get to This Seller’s Market - Part 2
Part 2 of this 3 part series in which I discuss how this current sellers market began.
Dec 15, 2021
How Did We Get to This Seller’s Market? - Part 1
In this 3 part series I discuss how this current seller’s market we are in began.
Dec 14, 2021
Seller’s Market vs. Buyer’s Market
What is the difference between a seller’s market and a buyer’s market? Which one are we in?
Dec 10, 2021
An introduction to The Real Estate Market Minute with your host Mark Salib.
Dec 10, 2021