Exceeding Expectations – One Home at a Time.

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Meet Alexa

Alexa has the uncanny ability to deliver exactly what her clients want even when they are unable to precisely articulate their desires.

Her keen intuition combined with her encyclopedic knowledge of available homes, allows Alexa to find the ideal home for buyers.

Whether buying or selling, Alexa believes the client always comes first. She gives each client personalized attention and focus to expertly match buyers and sellers with the best solution that meets their needs and is within their financial comfort zone.

“I believe in treating my clients like family.” says Alexa. “I give each client the same honesty, respect, and support I would for my own family.”

Alexa is also well known for being quite assertive and an effective negotiator when it comes to meeting customers expectations.

Friendly Personality
Extraordinary Intuition
Sincere Empathy
Caring Questions
Creative Solutions
Personalized Approach
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OUR ZILLOW REVIEWS

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  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Alexa was amazing! She made wonderful recommendations to us for the staging of our home in order for us to get the best offer possible, and to insure that our home would sell quickly. We did everything she recommended and had multiple offers within 48 hours of going on the market. She vetted all...

    ptower17
    September 10, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Working with Alexa and Deb was a blessing for us while selling our home! Alexa and Deb are an amazing team who are knowledgeable, professional, and committed. They will truly work diligently for their clients, and I would recommend them to everyone!

    jcajhobbs
    August 6, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Alexa and Deb did a wonderful job every step of the way in the marketing and sale of our house. Both were knowledgeable, very professional and responsive to any questions which arose. I highly recommend using them for your real estate needs.

    user42209
    April 10, 2020
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Alexa works so hard for you whether you are buying or selling. She made finding and getting into our dream home a welcomed reality. The process was fun and so easy. Communication is key during such an important step as a new homeowner and she made everything move along smoothly, keeping us...

    hannahmay4213
    April 9, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Alexa is extremely professional, upfront and honest. She has a wealth of knowledge and contacts that helped us find our dream home. It was such a pleasure working with her and her team. Anytime we had a question or needed something she got back to us right away. She continues to check in with us,...

    kellyadiogo
    January 29, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Perfection… that is the word that best describes our experience with Alexa Silva. From the time we first spoke with her about our intentions to upgrade to a home more suited to our desires and needs, she made us feel at ease. She took the reins and quickly moved forward, which created a momentum...

    rlewisamt
    January 6, 2019
  • Zillow 4 Star Review  She was Very Helpful in knowing the housing market. Always able to answer questions in an expeditious way. I never felt rushed to make a decision, she always had my best interest in mind.

    zuser20161122183348966
    January 2, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Alexa Silva has been the most efficient and caring person I have ever dealt with in business. I would recommend her to anyone who has a home to sell. I will never forget how smooth and rewarding this experience has been.

    loisdemarest
    March 14, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  I purchased several homes with Alexa and she does a fantastic job. Start to finish great communication. Always there to help. She has a great team. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy/sell in Palm City

    trashzar
    March 14, 2018
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Alexa has helped me Sell and Purchase Homes on 2 different occasions in the last 3 Years. There is not a harder working, more Professional Realtor in the Industry. She truly has her finger on the pulse of the “Market” and offers multiple options to fit ones needs. She exceeded expectations at every...

    nealestate3
    February 8, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  In all my years as a home buyer and seller, I have never experienced such professionalism and customs from a realtor such as Alexis! Her knowledge and experience are an absolute must for anyone dealing in real estate. From the time of showing interest to the close of a home, Alexis is the person...

    Schnzrs6
    January 16, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  My husband and I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to use Alexa as our realtor. We first contracted with her to sell our home in Evergreen and are currently using her services again to sell one house and purchase another one in Pipers Landing. She is very honest with us and...

    jfyfe80750
    October 25, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  A pleasure to work with, Alexa Silva has proven herself to be the most professional, thorough, competent, knowledgeable and detail oriented realtor there is. We highly recommend Alexa for the sale of your existing home or purchase of a new one! She assisted us with both recently, and we couldn't be...

    SusanMcGlynn
    October 25, 2017

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Alexa was extremely professional and showed she truly cared about not only us buying the right house for our family but letting us know she was there anytime to answer any questions or concerns that might come up. She went above and beyond to make this a enjoyable and stressless experience as...

    SherylButterworthTully
    August 16, 2017

    Zillow 5 Star Review  After visiting the home we purchased several times my wife and I decided we didn't need an additional Realtor to represent us and we had confidence in Alexa that she could be fair to both buyer and seller.

    we never had a reason to question her qualifications or integrity because everything she...

    lewisw9
    August 16, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Alexa listed our home and found a buyer within just a couple of days! Her professionalism and sales expertise is superb! I would absolutely recommend her if you're thinking of selling your home!

    mbrook4
    June 27, 2017

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Being absent owners, we were blessed to find Alexa who attended to every detail including those that were not really her responsibility. Thank you for going above and beyond for us. Ed and Gail Sallee

    edrsallee
    February 1, 2017

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Tremendous knowledge - powerful negotiator aggressive and through follow up - understands how to get deals done! I highly recommend Alexa for anyone looking to purchase a home in the Palm City area!

    AnthonyJConklin
    January 31, 2017

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Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record

Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record | Simplifying The Market

Last week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series with a score of 83. The index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sale expectations for the next six months, as well as the traffic of prospective buyers of new homes.

As the following chart shows, confidence dropped dramatically when stay-in-place orders were originally mandated earlier this year. Since then, it has soared back.Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record | Simplifying The MarketLooking at the three-month moving averages for HMI scores, confidence increased in every region of the country:

  • The Northeast increased 11 points to 76
  • The Midwest jumped 9 points to 72
  • The South rose 8 points to 79
  • The West increased 7 points to 85

Confidence Is Validated by the Numbers

This confidence is definitely warranted. According to a recent NAHB report, single-family housing starts increased 4.1% to a 1.02 million annual rate, and single-family permits increased 6% to a 1.04 million unit rate, meaning newly constructed homes are on the rise.

A separate report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 33.3% compared to a year ago. Joel Kan, Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting at MBA, commented on the numbers:

“The housing market continued to exceed expectations in August, as housing demand for new homes stayed strong and the job market continued to recover…The new home market has maintained its path of recovery throughout the summer, and record-low mortgage rates and households seeking more space will likely continue to drive demand into the fall.”

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market but are afraid you may not find a home to buy, let’s connect to discuss new construction opportunities in our area.

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The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price

The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price | Simplifying The Market

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported:

“Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.”

Whenever there is a shortage in supply of an item that’s in high demand, the price of that item increases. That’s exactly what’s happening in the real estate market right now. CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that values have increased by 5.5% over the last year.

This is great news if you’re planning to sell your house; on the other hand, as either a first-time or repeat buyer, this may instead seem like troubling news. However, purchasers should realize that the price of a house is not as important as the cost. Let’s break it down.

There are several factors that influence the cost of a home. The two major ones are the price of the home and the interest rate at which a buyer can borrow the funds necessary to purchase the home.

Last week, Freddie Mac announced that the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.87%. At this time last year, the rate was 3.73%. Let’s use an example to see how that difference impacts the true cost of a home.

Assume you purchased a home last year and took out a $250,000 mortgage. As mentioned above, home values have increased by 5.5% over the last year. To buy that same home this year, you would need to take out a mortgage of $263,750.

How will your monthly mortgage payment change based on today’s lower mortgage rate?

This table calculates the difference in your monthly payment:The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price | Simplifying The MarketThat’s a savings of $61 monthly, which adds up to $732 annually and $21,960 over the life of the loan.

Bottom Line

Even though home values have appreciated, it’s a great time to buy a home because mortgage rates are at historic lows.

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Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?

Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections? | Simplifying The Market

Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. economy for years to come. They immediately started to compare it to the Great Depression of a century ago. Six months later, the economy is still trying to stabilize, but it is evident that the country will not face the total devastation projected by some. As we continue to battle the pandemic, forecasts are now being revised upward. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) just reported:

“The U.S. economy and labor market are recovering from the coronavirus-related downturn more quickly than previously expected, economists said in a monthly survey.

Business and academic economists polled by The Wall Street Journal expect gross domestic product to increase at an annualized rate of 23.9% in the third quarter. That is up sharply from an expectation of an 18.3% growth rate in the previous survey.”

What Shape Will the Recovery Take?

Economists have historically cast economic recoveries in the form of one of four letters – V, U, W, or L.

A V-shaped recovery is all about the speed of the recovery. This quick recovery is treated as the best-case scenario for any economy that enters a recession. NOTE: Economists are now also using a new term for this type of recovery called the “Nike Swoosh.” It is a form of the V-shape that may take several months to recover, thus resembling the Nike Swoosh logo.

A U-shaped recovery is when the economy experiences a sharp fall into a recession, like the V-shaped scenario. In this case, however, the economy remains depressed for a longer period of time, possibly several years, before growth starts to pick back up again.

A W-shaped recovery can look like an economy is undergoing a V-shaped recovery until it plunges into a second, often smaller, contraction before fully recovering to pre-recession levels.

An L-shaped recovery is seen as the worst-case scenario. Although the economy returns to growth, it is at a much lower base than pre-recession levels, which means it takes significantly longer to fully recover.

Many experts predicted that this would be a dreaded L-shaped recovery, like the 2008 recession that followed the housing market collapse. Fortunately, that does not seem to be the case.

The same WSJ survey mentioned above asked the economists which letter this recovery will most resemble. Here are the results:Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections? | Simplifying The Market

What About the Unemployment Numbers?

It’s difficult to speak positively about a jobs report that shows millions of Americans are still out of work. However, when we compare it to many forecasts from earlier this year, the numbers are much better than most experts expected. There was talk of numbers that would rival the Great Depression when the nation suffered through four consecutive years of unemployment over 20%.

The first report after the 2020 shutdown did show a 14.7% unemployment rate, but much to the surprise of many analysts, the rate has decreased each of the last three months and is now in the single digits (8.4%).

Economist Jason Furman, Professor at Harvard University‘s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers during the previous administration, recently put it into context:

“An unemployment rate of 8.4% is much lower than most anyone would have thought it a few months ago. It is still a bad recession but not a historically unprecedented event or one we need to go back to the Great Depression for comparison.”

The economists surveyed by the WSJ also forecasted unemployment rates going forward:

  • 2021: 6.3%
  • 2022: 5.2%
  • 2023: 4.9%

The following table shows how the current employment situation compares to other major disruptions in our economy:Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections? | Simplifying The Market

Bottom Line

The economic recovery still has a long way to go. So far, we are doing much better than most thought would be possible.

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