The country is still trying to get comfortable with the new norm. Life all around is ever-changing with the current pandemic. The real estate market is no different – agents, lenders and customers are connecting and transacting virtually. One thing that has remand constant in this uncertain day in age is purchasing a home.

The National Association of Realtors‘ current report stresses the full economic

impact of home sales, “The total economic impact of real estate related industries on the state economy, as well as the expenditures that result from a single home sale, including aspects like home construction costs, real estate brokerage, mortgage lending and title insurance.”

To see how this works, we will breakdown the average economic impact of just one home sale in the United States. A home that sold for $84,724 will give the real estate industries $23,544 (27.8%), home purchase expenses $4,243 (5%), multiplier of house related expenditures $25,932 (15.1%) and new home construction $91,433 (53.3%).

As you can see when a home is purchased it makes a big impact on the economy. It is a win-win situation where you have a place to live, and you are initiating jobs and income for everyone involved in the transaction. In a nutshell, purchasing a home is making the home buyer an “economic driver.”

Even with the current times, there are many things you can do to keep your home search going. If you have decided to go ahead with your dream of owning a home you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Getting pre-approved not only helps you understand how much you can afford but also lets others know you are a serious buyer. Since there is a stay-at-home order, it is important to connect virtually with a Realtor or talk directly to a builder to build a new home or fully custom home. A Realtor is someone you can trust and knows the ever-changing dynamics in the current market. Builders have tons of resources including floorplan design, financing, pricing and selections recommendations, and all businesses involved in the closing of your new home.

Also, you can still do real estate research online.  Even before the pandemic, online searches for real estate were well over 90% with home buyers starting on the Internet to find a home to buy. Shop mortgage lenders and see if there are any down payment assistance programs that would work for you. You do not have to put your dream of owning your own home on hold, you can view do most of the preliminary footwork for finding and making an offer on a home for sale online. Virtual tours and online sites can help you navigate the housing market, and Ron Lee Homes is also here to help with a toolbox of virtual services for your home buying or home building needs.  Contact Us Today at 985-626-7619 or email

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