With last week’s news that Warren Buffet has acquired the Prudential Home Sale Services Group, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at who is doing business in Carlisle and where are they really from?
Buffett purchased the Prudential Home Sale Services Group which is currently headquartered in Lancaster and is the Mid-State’s largest residential Broker business. The name will change in June to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and, I suppose, they will maintain a branch office on Walnut Bottom Road here in Carlisle. After June, I suspect you would need to call Warren Buffet if you had a problem with their office or their agents.
According to the US Census Bureau, nearly 36 million Americans moved in 2013. This is approximately 12% of all Americans – – a number similar to the year 2012.
As reported in a prior blog, rentals continue to be a large percentage of all relocations. Nearly 25% of renters relocated in 2013 while only 5.1% of homeowners moved.
Just what in the world is a “Boomerang Buyer”? I wondered the same thing until I recently read an article provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.
“Boomerang Buyers” are those who previously allowed their home to fall into foreclosure but are ready to re-enter the housing market. Nearly 80% of consumers who lost their homes during the financial crisis are interested in buying again and 41% say their income say their income is higher than when they first purchased the property. The “Boomerang Buyers” say their debt obligations have lessened and that they are willing to invest more into the purchase of a new property than they were in the past – – over 50% indicating that they would make a down payment of 10% or more as part of their next home purchase.