Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Units Sold in 2014!

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The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160+ Agents, Queens Home Team was awarded top team for units sold.

2014 was a great year for the Queens Home Team and Keller Williams Realty as a whole. With two offices in Jackson Heights and North Flushing, the 400+ Keller Williams’ associates representing Keller Williams Realty in Queens have been working hard to remain at the top of the Queens’ real estate office rankings. As a result, Keller Williams Realty Landmark I finished the year as the top selling real estate office in all of Queens. Keller Williams Realty Landmark II was not far behind, coming in at #6 on the list. Altogether, both Keller Williams Realty Offices finished the year in the top 10 out of more than 1,000 real estate offices in Queens.

At the annual award ceremony honoring the top selling agents and teams from Keller Williams Realty Landmark I & II, hundreds of KW Associates were in attendance. Awards for Associates ranged from Silver ($2-$4 Million in Sales Volume), Gold ($4-$9 Million in Sales Volume), Double gold ($10-$14 Million in Sales Volume), Platinum ($15-$19 Million in Sales Volume), and Diamond ($20+ Million in Sales Volume).

The Queens Home Team, who sold 53 homes in 2014, was awarded the Platinum award for closing $15 – $19 million in sales volume. This award places the Queens Home Team among the very top performers in all of Keller Williams Realty in Queens, NY. Being that the team was established in September, 2013 and has only been working together for a few years, the award speaks volumes to their success.

Leaders of the pack, George & Abigail Herrera, stated “Our goal every year is to help twice as many people as they year before. We don’t focus on prices, and we don’t focus on commissions. If we focus on helping people and delivering gret service, the rest will fall into place”.

The Queens Home Team now consists of 5 team members, and they are building on their momentum from 2014 to reach their goal of helping 100 fmailies in 2015. For more information or to contact the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, visit: www.queenshometeam.com

This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015

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The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to the cooler months, when seasonal declines in both prices and inventory are normal. Inventory dipped slightly and remained below last year’s levels as well. The year-over-year drop in sales pace is due largely in part to the continued decrease in inventory across the county. Anticipation of a continued drop in mortgage rates may also have played a role, as rates have continued to decline despite having already dipped below the previous year’s rates.

Month’s Supply: 5.5 Months

Last Month: 6.2 Months

Last year: 6.3 Months

*Month’s supply over 6 months is said to favor buyers, month’s supply below 6 months is said to favor sellers, and month’s supply of 5-6 months is said to be a balanced market.

Interest Rates

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30-year rates have continued to dip after moving below last year’s rates. Concerns about global growth and uncertainty around other global events have continued to put downward pressure on interest rates. Currently, Freddie Mac reports the following figures: 30-year fixed rate, 3.80%; 15-year fixed rate, 3.09%; 5/1-year adjustable rate, 2.95%.

Queens NY Home Sales

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The seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing Queens home sales rose to 732 homes in December. This was a 14.7% increase from the previous month but was still 8.7% below the rate of Queens home sales from December of the previous year. The year 2014 has been a solid year for existing home sales coming off of the previous year’s jump in both sales in prices but we have seen year-over-year decreases for nine consecutive months since April of 2014. We look for 2015 to be another solid year for home sales because demand is high and the rate is still very low, however, this is only if more inventory finally hits the market. Residential home sales are up .7%, Condo sales are down 57%, and Coop sales are down 5.2% from this time last year.

Queens NY Home Prices

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The median home price in Queens was $403,500 in December. This was a 3.9% drop from the previous month, but is still 6.9% up from the same month of the previous year. In 2014, we’ve seen housing prices return to sustainable growth rates in the 4-6% range. This pattern will likely continue in 2015, with some potential for slightly slower year-over-year gains, depending on how inventory and new home construction develop next year. Residential home prices are up 11.3%, Condo prices are down 5.6%, and Coop prices are up 10.2% from this time last year.

Queens NY Housing Inventory

The number of homes available decreased 11% from the previous month and decreased 23.4% compared to the same month of the previous year, with 3,978 Queens homes available for sale in December. This translated to 5.5 months of supply, as the slower sales pace moved in line with inventory levels. As we move into the cooler months of the year, we will likely begin to see inventory continue to tighten slightly.

Courtesy of George & Abigail Herrera w/the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II.

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