Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

A very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at J. Meyer Homes. We so value our home buyers and the relationships that we have made through the years. Thank you for choosing J. Meyer.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Builder Confidence

Each month for the past 25 years the National Association of Home Builders and and Wells Fargo send out a national survey to builders trying to gauge their confidence levels in current and future sales.  Builders are asked to determine how they see the housing market now and how they predict it will be in six months.

November's numbers are in and builder confidence has stabilized after dropping off the past two months. Even with the lower numbers the past two months, the previous 6 months in a row saw more builders optimistic about the market than before.

Consumer interest in new homes remains steady because of low interest rates and pricing although it has been dampened by policy and economic uncertainty.

Increased builder confidence is a positive sign for the recovering housing market at this time and going forward into 2014.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and plans for the big meal are well underway!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving Day is the busiest day for home fires, of which the leading cause is cooking.  Keep your holiday safe and happy this year by following these tips below.

- Stay in the kitchen when you're cooking. Don't leave food unattended.
- Keep children away from the stovetop - by at least 3 feet
- Wear short sleeves while cooking
- Have pot holders and kitchen towels sit away from heat sources
- Make sure the floor is clear from toys and pocketbooks
- Keep all lit candles above the reach of children and make sure they are blown out when the evening is over
- Test all smoke detectors and fire extinguishers

Follow these safety tips and keep your home and family happy this Thanksgiving! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

SC Housing Continues to Improve

The South Carolina housing market continues to hold strong according to September numbers released by the South Carolina Realtors.  First time home buyers and move-up buyer are sustaining the market and bringing it back to some normalcy.

  • Home sales increased 21.9% over August
  • New home listings increased by 9.9%
  • Median price increased by 3.2% to $159,500
  • Days on the market decreased 9.1% to 115 days