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Chris and Stephanie Travis At The 38th Annual Candlelight Ball Photography by Tony Centonze
CREDITS PUBLISHER ASHLEY MYNATT GRAPHIC DESIGN KAYLA GELLINGER BRANDY HAM BUSNIESS DEVELOPMENT KAYLA GELLINGER CONTRIBUTING WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TONY CENTONZE LIESEL SCHMIDT KAYLA GELLINGER
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EVENTS 10 17 19 20 24 27 30 34 37 42 46
38TH ANNUAL APSU CANDLELIGHT BALL HAUS REALTY & MANAGEMENT RIBBON CUTTING WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING SHELBY’S TRIO TOPPING OUT CEREMONY WE ARE THE CULTURE 5TH MOCK DINING IN BLACK BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION EXPO JULIE RUNYON CAMPAIN KICK-OFF LINKEDIN VETERANS NETWORKING EVENT SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY GROUNDBREAKING ROTARY SERVICE PROJECT @ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CLARKSVILLE 49 EMBRACING OUR MISSION: S.A.F.E. ANNUAL BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER 53 CAMPAIGN KICK OFF TO RE-ELECT CLARKSVILLE MAYOR JOE PITTS 56 WHY WE CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH 58 MARDIS GRAS MEETUP 60 AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 63 F&M BANK HOPKINSVILLE LOCATION RIBBON CUTTING 66 FIRST LADY VISITS FT. CAMPBELL 68 F&M BANK PRE-PARTY 72 MISS TENNESSEE USA PAGEANT 75 13TH ANNUAL HOME SHOW 79 AMERICAN MOBILITY PROJECT 3RD ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER 82 APSU GOVS HONOR FESTIVAL 84 EMPTY BOWLS CLARKSVILLE 90 SEAN RIDGEWAY ‘CATCH ME IF YOU CAN’
FEATURES 22 GETTING TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR HOME 32 MORTGAGE RATES: WHERE ARE THEY HEADED? 88 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE HOUSE MARKET THIS SPRING 64 CLARKSVILLE POLICE DEPT. | HOMICIDE UNIT 87 CLARKSVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS: RENZO GRACIE CLARKSVILLE
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze The 38th Annual Candlelight Ball was a huge success! Held at the beautiful Omni Hotel Nashville, the elegant evening entertained nearly 700 guests and raised money for the Candlelight Ball Scholarship Endowment which to date has provided over 30 scholarships. This year’s scholarship recipients were Bayleigh Robinson and Madison Casey. The evening also honored this year’s award recipients. Dr. Cooper Beazley was presented with the Wendell H. Gilbert Award and Casey Jenkins with the Spirit Award. Each of these honor a person who has significantly contributed to APSU by sustained service, has made a significant contribution to the University, has brought recognition to the University by his/her success or exemplifies excellence and integrity by his/her accomplishments. Congratulations to the 2021-22 Candlelight Ball Co-Chairs Kayla Morgan and Betsy Baggett and the entire Candlelight Ball Committee for a job well done and for an evening that will make a lasting impact on the future APSU students!
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GRAND OPENING Story & Photography by Tony Centonze Haus Realty and Management celebrated at its new Townsend Court office location with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce. Dozens in attendance enjoyed food trucks and a chance to tour the newly-opened office. The veteran-owned business is helmed by Randy and Su Whetsell who also own Kedalo Construction. “Property owners can entrust their homes with us and know that we will treat their home as if it were our own,” said Su Whetsell.
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Find out more about Haus Realty & Management by visiting hausrm.com or stopping by their new office located at 2693 Townsend Ct.
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Women’s Networking Event
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze APSU’s College of Business hosted a Women in Business Networking event recently, as part of a campus-wide Women’s Empowerment Week. The casual event featured food from Nicoletta’s Catering and allowed APSU Business students a chance to meet with local women in leadership roles. Chrystal Hambrock, Career Readiness Coach with APSU’s College of Business said, “I think it is so helpful for our students to hear about others’ experiences in the workforce and begin building their own network as they begin to plan for life after college.” Luren Wilkinson & Ashley Kautz
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TO P P I N G O U T C E R E M O N Y Story & Photography by Kayla Gellinger The Maynard family recently celebrated with a topping-out ceremony at Shelby’s Trio, the $4 million three-tiered restaurant complex on the corner of College and Second Street. After the beam was placed, Joe and Cat Maynard were able to take a ride up to sign it and get a birds-eye view of their new restaurant coming soon.
Shelbys Trio is the new way of dining coming to Clarksville this year! The three tier building will house three different restaurants including a rooftop bar!
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Want Top Dollar for Your House?
Now’s the Time To List It.
When you’re selling any item, you usually want to sell it for the greatest profit possible. That happens when there’s a strong demand and a limited supply for that item. In the real estate market, that time is right now. If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, here are two reasons why now’s the time to list.
1. Demand Is Very Strong This Winter
A recent article in Inman News explains, “Spring, the hottest time of year for homebuyers and sellers, has started early, according to economists. Home shopping season appears to already be in full swing!’” And they aren’t the only ones saying buyers are already out in full force. That claim is backed up with data released last week by ShowingTime. The ShowingTime Showing Index tracks the average number of monthly buyer showings on active residential properties, which is a highly reliable leading indicator of current and future trends for buyer demand. The latest index reveals this December was the most active December in five years. (see graph below)
As the data indicates, buyers are very active this winter. Last December saw even more showings than December of 2020, which was already a stronger-than-usual winter. And remember – you want to sell something when there’s a strong demand for that item. That time is now.
2. Housing Supply Is Extremely Low
Each month, realtor.com releases data on the number of active residential real estate listings (listings currently for sale). Their most recent report reveals the latest monthly number is the lowest we’ve seen in any January since 2017 (see graph below)
And don’t forget, the best time to sell an item is when there’s a limited supply of it available. This graph clearly shows how extremely low housing supply is today. Even Though Supply Is at a Historic Low, Home Sales Are at a 15-Year High According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing-home sales totaled 6.12 million in 2021 – the highest annual level since 2006. This means the market is hot and homeowners are in a great place to sell now while sales are so strong. NAR also reports available listings by calculating the current months’ supply of inventory. They explain, “Months’ supply refers to the number of months it would take for the current inventory of homes on the market to sell given the current sales pace.” The current 1.8-months’ supply is the lowest ever reported. Here are the December numbers over the last five years (see graph below)
The ratio of buyers to sellers favors homeowners right now to a greater degree than at any other time in history. Buyer demand is high, and supply is low. That gives sellers like you an incredible opportunity. If you agree the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and supply is low, contact a local real estate professional to discuss listing your house today.
“Spring, the hottest time of year for homebuyers and sellers, has started early, according to economists.. ‘Home shopping season appears to already be in full swing!’”
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze We are the Culture was an evening of art, lite bites, live music, and spoken word performances at Talley Hall Event Center. Guests were invited to “grab a date or a friend, and join BLK Clarksville for a night of art, culture, and luxury.” Culture Wine Bar curated a wine pairing, violinist Zoe Johnson performed, and several local performers were given the opportunity to bring their talents to the stage. Chris Hobdy & Trevor Edwards
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5th Annual Mock Dining In Story & Photography by Tony Centonze The Fort Campbell Spouses Club recently hosted its 5th Annual Mock Dining In at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, with this year’s theme The Show Must Go On. A ‘mock dining in’ is a playful twist on a traditional military event and is billed as an evening filled with fun and laughter, dinner, drinks, and dancing.
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Broken down into unit themes, the night included incredible décor, creative costumes, hilarious musical numbers, and more. It was an evening of relationship building for a group that gives so much to the ClarksvilleFort Campbell community.
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze Tiffany Perkins recently hosted BLK Business & Organization Expo, a chance for people to come out and learn about local organizations and businesses that are helping to move the culture forward. The event, which took place at the Emmanuel Family Life Center was free and open to the public. “We’ve been celebrating BLK Clarksville Week with a series of events,” Perkins said. “Today, we have about 35 - 40 black-owned businesses showing off their products and services, as well as some local non-profits sharing information about their organizations and what they do in the community.”
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What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here? Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30 - year fixed - rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a point from just a week ago. Here’s a visual to show how mortgage rate movement throughout 2021 was steady compared to the rapid increase in mortgage rates this year. Just a few months ago, Freddie Mac projected mortgage rates would average 3.6% in 2022. Earlier this month, Fannie Mae forecast mortgage rates would average 3.8% in 2022. As the chart shows, rates have already surpassed those projections. Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, explained in a press release last week: “This week, the 30 - year fixed rate mortgage increased by more than a quarter of a percent as mortgage rates across all loan types continued to move up. Rising inflation, escalating geopolitical uncertainty, and the Federal Reserve’s actions are driving rates higher and weakening consumers’ purchasing power.” Where Are Mortgage Rates Going from Here? In a recent article by Bankrate, several industry experts weighed in on where rates might be headed going forward. Here are some of their forecasts: Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst, Bankrate: “With inflation figures continuing to surprise to the upside, mortgage rates will remain above 4.0% on the 30 - year fixed.” Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting, National Association of Realtors (NAR): “While higher short-term interest rates will push up mortgage rates, I expect some of this impact to be mitigated eventually through lower inflation. Thus, I expect the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to continue to rise, although we aren’t likely to see the big jumps that occurred over the past few weeks.” Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist, Freddie Mac: “Mortgage rates
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MoCo Non-Profit Alliance Quarterly Meeting 11:30 AM – 1 PM @ The Press, Downtown Clarksville 2nd Quarterly Meeting for representatives of all MoCo Non Profit representatives. Please bring you calendar and events!
Clvilearks Child Satyef air F 11 am @ Governor’s Square Mall Bring the kids and take a tour of a fire truck, police car, and ambulance, enjoy some yummy treats, jump on the bouncy house, and check out the vendors - all for a great cause!
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April 28 Clarksville Networking Group Open House 6 pm @ 211 S 2nd St, Clarksville, TN 37040 Sponsored by Millan Enterprises LLC at The Press 200 Commerce St or 211 S 2nd St. directly across from the Customs House Museum (the old Leaf Chronicle Bldg). If you own a business bring some business cards and a friend or two or three! clarksvillenetworkinggroup.net 40 • VIP CLARKSVILLE MAGAZINE
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze About two dozen Rotary Club volunteers showed up to assist with painting and other projects at the future home of the Boys & Girls Club of Clarksville. Terrence Davis, Executive Director of Hopkinsville-Christian County’s Boys & Girls Club said “Clarksville is the largest community in the Southeast to never have had a Boys & Girls Club. We are a youth development organization, focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character development.”
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze The folks at Clarksville 50+ Activity Center gathered recently for Why We Celebrate Black History Month, an event that featured great food, activities, and a Black History presentation. Mayor Joe Pitts and his Chief of Staff James Halford were among scores of people on hand for a mouth-watering luncheon, themed A Taste of Soul. Music was played and guests enjoyed Walls of Fame, a presentation dedicated to people, places, and events that changed and shaped our history. Center Director Jan Holleman gave credit and thanks to Beverly Guynn for, “organizing this outstanding Black History Month event.”
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze The folks from Crisis 211 recently held a Mardi Gras themed meet-up to raise awareness of their organization’s mission. “Crisis 211 is designed with the goal of making sure that no one is alone in their time of crisis,” Lois Jones said. “We offer a 24-hour phone line that is actively answered by a live person, to make sure that anybody who calls is assisted with whatever crisis they’re going through.” Friends and supporters came out to James Miller’s Evil Nash Brewery to share information and enjoy time together, while sampling from Miller’s ten taps, featuring custom in-house brewed; Corn Lager, Blonde Ale, Toffee Coffee Brown Ale, and more. Kati & Jordan Appenrott
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze “What’s so neat about today’s blood drive today, is that the Tennessee River Chapter board members are not only hosting, thanks to board chair Walt Lord who works here at APSU’s Newton Center, but they’ve also financially sponsored it,” Pamela Holz said. “Board members recognized the costs associated with a blood drive and made sure those costs were covered. I am incredibly proud of our thirteen board members. They’ve worked together to promote this event, and encouraged friends and family members to come out and donate.” Board member Nicholas Nicoletta provided chili and cinnamon rolls for everyone and the Founding Frothers owner provided free coffee. Lynn Fisher
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F&M Bank recently celebrated the opening of their new Hopkinsville location with a ribbon cutting. This newest location is located at 1002 S. Virginia St. in Hopkinsville. “Our expansion into Christian County is a natural progression in our strategic growth plan. With the guidance of EVP John Peck and VP Ryan Milauskas, this office will be convenient for our new and existing customers in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties,” said Sammy Stuard, F&M Bank president/CEO. EVP John Peck stated, “We are excited to be part of the F&M Bank team and look forward to working in historic downtown Hopkinsville.”
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Speaking for the Voiceless: CPD Homicide Unit Written By Liesel Schmidt Over the past few years, there has been an increasing amount of negative attention on police personnel throughout the nation, casting a pall over the entire profession and the men and women who serve—most of whom who do so bravely and with great sacrifice, wanting only to serve their community and make it a safer place. The Clarksville Police Department is made up of many such individuals. Through the work of the homicide unit, justice is delivered on behalf of those without voices, those whose lives have been lost to violence. “The homicide unit is responsible for investigating all unnatural deaths that occur within the city limits, including homicides, suicides, fatal overdoses, and other deaths that appear suspicious,” says Sergeant Nicholas Newman, who has been with the CPD since 1997 and transferred to homicide in 2018. “The unit
is unique in that the cases investigated and charged normally carry the stiffest penalties, and the detectives face extreme scrutiny in the evaluation and charging of their cases. We also work extensively with private labs to utilize the most recent DNA technology to bring closure to our cold cases.” Having closed out 2019 with only three open cases out of 19, a single case out 17 in 2020, five out of 16 for 2021, and only two out of four still open to date for 2022, the CPD Homicide Unit boasts a very high closure rate and one well above the national average. “The homicide unit is important because families deserve and need answers as to what caused the untimely death of their loved ones,” says Newman. “If those deaths were caused by criminal actions, then we seek justice for those families. Our victims cannot speak, so we speak for them.”
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze First Lady Jill Biden visited Fort Campbell recently as part of the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative. She met with families of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers who are currently deployed to Europe in support of NATO operations, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. About 100 family members enjoyed lunch catered by Mission BBQ, a short speech by the First Lady, and then a chance to meet and speak with her personally.
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze Sammy and Cindy Stuard hosted a Candlelight Ball pre-party in the Bass Room of the Omni Nashville Hotel, for guests of APSU’s premier annual fundraising event. Pre-Party guests had the opportunity to arrive early, share conversation and cocktails with their hosts and friends and take pictures at the F&M Bank photo booth prior to the official festivities of APSU’s elegant Candlelight Ball soiree. Emily & Lucas Ellis
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Amelia Swanson & Hailey Swanson Story & Photography by Tony Centonze The Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2022 pageants were held recently at the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University. Clarksville has been the host city of this competition for more than twenty years. Each year, contestants compete in the areas of active wear/ swimsuits, evening gowns, and interviews. At the end of the two-day competition Miss Tennessee USA 2021 Elizabeth Graham Pistole and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2021 Annie Zhao relinquished their titles to Emily Suttle and McKinley Farese, respectively.
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze More than forty vendors came out for this year’s 13th Annual Home Show, held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, and hosted by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce. “For this year’s event our title sponsor was Furniture Connection, and they did a wonderful job,” said Melinda Shepard. “We had forty-two vendors displaying a wide variety of products and services targeted directly at home-owners. We also had several food trucks supporting our event. I just want to say thanks to everyone involved.”
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3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner Story & Photography by Tony Centonze The American Mobility Project recently held its 3rd Annual Fundraising Banquet at The City Forum’s Madison Room. Described as an evening of inspiration, food, fun, and giving. Guests also enjoyed the music by Damien Horne. Pastor Mike Burnette delivered the invocation and Mari Linfoot delivered an AMP update to scores of supporters who were in attendance. Guests also heard AMP recipient stories and took part in live and silent auctions. AMP provider equipment, resources, and adaptations to enhance independent living for people with disabilities.
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VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Freedom Clean Due to its close proximity to Fort Campbell, Clarksville is home to numerous businesses that are owned, and operated by military veterans. After retirement, many veterans chose to make Clarksville their permanent home; appreciating a community that values its military population. Freedom Clean is an example of one of those businesses. Co-founders Kyle and Brittany Hart stumbled upon the idea to open Freedom Clean once they figured out there was no laundry delivery service in Clarksville. They discussed opening a service of their own, and the rest was history! Officially opened in February of 2020, amongst the beginning of the pandemic, business was slow to pick up. However, through their perseverance and dedication to provide for their 5 children, Kyle and Brittany decided to stick it out- and luckily they did. The local response for their business has been phenomenal! Over 750 people are following Freedom Clean on Facebook, and servicing requests are through the roof! “Our top priority is your satisfaction. We place a high value on reliable, professional, and quality service that meets your needs. We love our customers, we love our city, and we look forward to continuing to serve Clarksville.”
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Govs Honor Festival Story & Photography by Tony Centonze This year’s Governors Honor Festival, an expanded 1-day event at APSU, featured a film score project and a concert based around Gustav Holst’s ‘Jupiter’ from his iconic early 20th century orchestral suite The Planets. Local high school students worked with APSU faculty and students to prepare, both as a mass orchestra, and in individual sections, using technology found in recording studios. They then presented a concert with video accompaniment. APSU’s Greg Wolynec conducted the community orchestra’s performance before a packed house at Mabry Music Hall.
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze Nine local churches participated in Empty Bowls Clarksville this year, to raise money for Urban Ministries, The Food Initiative, and Loaves and Fishes, organizations that work to eradicate food insecurity in the community. Events were held at different locations throughout the week. Dawn Thomack organized volunteers to make soups, desserts, and serve at the Grace Lutheran Church event. Regina Hampton reported that sponsors had contributed more than $19,000 ahead of the event, and an estimated 1,500 tickets would be sold for this year’s Empty Bowls. Emily Johnson & Kaitlyn Bonds
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Renzo Gracie Clarksville At Renzo Gracie Clarksville, they strive to empower students from all walks of life through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
has trained both military and civilian men, women, and children in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a teacher, a soldier, or just want to get in better shape in a safe and fun environment, Renzo Gracie will have something for you. They believe that through Jiu-Jitsu their students will gain the confidence and skills to achieve their highest level of health and wellness in all areas of life.
Since RG Clarksville serves a diverse military and civilian population, they have adopted a sense of community towards training. The school works with and respects many different organizations in order to enhance training and cultivate the art of BJJ. They realize that everyone will have different goals when they decide to study BJJ. That is why they help each individual student on their individual path.
At Renzo Gracie there are a wide variety of classes offered starting at the mere age of 3 to focus on discipline and basic techniques all the way to adult recreational fitness and competitions! Renzo Gracie Clarksville was founded October 1, 2011 by Professor Brian Marvin as Clarksville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (CBJJA). The first classes were successful, but due to his military obligations, Professor Marvin had to leave the area. In June of 2012 he turned the classes over to his students. Today, they are led by Head Professor Andrew Hansen. Since 2011, Renzo Gracie
The main goal at Renzo Gracie is to help the students meet their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu goals by providing expert instruction and a safe, clean, and positive training environment regardless of age, gender, or degree of athleticism. The skilled and knowledgeable instructors will help you achieve your goals in a fun, safe, and professional environment. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
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What You Can Expect From The
Spring Housing Market
As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — the housing market seems to be relatively immune. Here’s a look at what experts say you can expect this spring.
What does that mean for you? With the demand for housing still outpacing supply, home prices will continue to appreciate. Many experts believe the level of appreciation will decelerate from the high double - digit levels we’ve seen over the last two years. That means prices will continue to climb, just at a more moderate pace. Most experts are predicting home prices will not depreciate.
1. Mortgage Rates Will Climb Freddie Mac reports the 30 - year fixed mortgage rate has increased by more than a full point in the past six months. And despite some mild fluctuation in recent weeks, experts believe rates will continue to edge up over the next 90 days. As Freddie Mac says, “The Federal Reserve raising short - term rates and signaling further increases means mortgage rates should continue to rise over the course of the year.”
Won’t Increasing Mortgage Rates Cause Home Prices To Fall? While some people may believe a 1% increase in mortgage rates will impact demand so dramatically that home prices will have to fall, experts say otherwise. Doug Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, says, “What I will caution against is making the inference that interest rates have a direct impact on house prices. That is not true.”
If you’re a first -time buyer or a seller thinking of moving to a home that better fits your needs, realize that waiting will likely mean you’ll pay a higher mortgage rate on your purchase. And that higher rate drives up your monthly payment and can really add up over the life of your loan.
Freddie Mac studied the impact that mortgage rates increasing by at least 1% has had on home prices in the past.
2. Housing Inventory Will Increase There may be some relief coming for buyers searching for a home to purchase. Realtor.com recently reported that the number of newly listed homes has grown for each of the last two months. Also, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced the months’ supply of inventory increased for the first time in eight months. The inventory of existing homes usually grows every spring, and it seems, based on recent activity, the next 90 days could bring more listings to the market. If you’re a buyer who has been frustrated with the limited supply of homes available for sale, it looks like you could find some relief this spring. However, be prepared to act quickly if you find the right home. If you’re a seller, listing now instead of waiting for this additional competition to hit the market makes sense. Your leverage in any negotiation during the sale will be impacted as additional homes come to market. 3. Home Prices Will Rise Prices are always determined by supply and demand. Though the number of homes entering the market is increasing, buyer demand remains very strong. As realtor.com explains in their most recent Housing Report,“During the final two weeks of the month, more new sellers entered the market than during the same time last year. However, with 5.8 million new homes missing from the market and millions of millennials at first-time buying ages, housing supply faces a long road to catching up with demand.
As the chart shows, mortgage rates jumped by at least 1% six times in the last thirty years. In each case, home values increased. So again, if you’re a first-time buyer or a repeat buyer, waiting to buy likely means you’ll pay more for a home later in the year (as compared to its current value). There are three things that seem certain going into the spring housing market: 1. Mortgage rates will continue to rise 2. The selection of homes available for sale will modestly improve 3. Home prices will continue to appreciate, just at a slightly slower pace
If you’re thinking of buying, act now before mortgage rates and home prices increase further. If you’re thinking of selling, your best bet may be to sell soon so you can beat the increase in competition that’s about to come to market.
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Story & Photography by Tony Centonze America’s Got Talent alum Sean Ridgeway recently did two nights of comedy and magic at The Roxy Regional Theatre in downtown Clarksville. Ridgeway’s show ‘Catch Me If You Can’ combines rapid-fire, hilarious standup comedy with mind-boggling magic. The show was billed as full of high-energy, engaging and interactive magic, with audience members included in almost every routine. This is definitely not the same old stuff you’ve seen before.
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