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1002 Carthage Way, Arlington, Texas 76017

This home has been well loved and impeccably maintained in the South Hampton subdivision! 🏡⁠ ⁠ This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath boasts high ceilings, an oversized kitchen and a large formal living room with separate formal dining room on the first floor. The upstairs Master Bedroom and bath suite are large, open and airy with split closets. The remaining three bedrooms are also well sized, with great closets. The backyard is big, open and flat with landscaping in the front yard. 🌳⁠ ⁠ This home has several updates including a new 2022 roof, NEST thermostat, engineered wood and tile floors throughout the home, new bathroom toilets and vanities in all baths and showers in both full bathrooms. Fresh paint, new dishwasher, microwave new induction burner and dual burner stove, AC Heat unit was installed in 2017 with a 10 year warranty, new water heater in 2020, chimney cleaned and swept 2022 and professional air duct cleaning January 2022 and much more! This home is move in ready and has no HOA! 🏘⁠

🇨🇱 Chris Maunder | 📧⁠ | 📞 817-793-7928⁠

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Welcome to this gorgeous, ONE-OF-A-KIND home, the largest lot on the Cul-De-Sac, sitting on nearly a full acre with 5 bedrooms & 5 total baths in the terrific Mansfield School District. 🎓

The lower level boasts a kitchen (remodeled >4 yrs) with custom cabinetry, built-in KitchenAid fridge, granite countertops, and Thermador double ovens. You’ll enjoy the main living area wired with surround sound, a wet-bar + 65’ flat screen, full Intercom.

Step into the massive master suite and ensuite bathroom that includes a walk-in, dual-head oversized shower, garden tub, and separate vanities. 🛁

Two additional rooms on the floor for an office and formal dining area. The upstairs features 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th bedrooms with massive attic space. The backyard features a built-in grill, huge basketball courtyard (15 cars can fit!) and a saltwater pool (Retiled Nov '22) + 400 Sq. Ft Pool house with a full bath.

This home is MOVE IN READY, don't wait, it won't last long!🏡

Contact me today to see this home!⁠

⁠ 🇨🇱 Jonathan Murphy | ⁠ 📧 | ⁠ 📞 818.468.2943

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What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market


It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining them each in depth, let’s lean on the experts and what history tells us to see what could lie ahead. As Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate, says:

“Two-in-three economists are forecasting a recession in 2023 . . .”

As talk about a potential recession grows, you may be wondering what a recession could mean for the housing market. Here’s a look at the historical data to show what happened in real estate during previous recessions to help prove why you shouldn’t be afraid of what a recession could mean for the housing market today.

A Recession Doesn’t Mean Falling Home Prices


To show that home prices don’t fall every time there’s a recession, it helps to turn to historical data. As the graph below illustrates, looking at recessions going all the way back to 1980, home prices appreciated in four of the last six of them. So historically, when the economy slows down, it doesn’t mean home values will always fall.

Most people remember the housing crisis in 2008 (the larger of the two red bars in the graph above) and think another recession would be a repeat of what happened to housing then. But today’s housing market isn’t about to because the fundamentals of the market are different than they were in 2008. According to experts, home prices will vary by market and may go up or down depending on the local area. But the average of their 2023 forecasts shows prices will net neutral nationwide, not fall drastically like they did in 2008.

A Recession Means Falling Mortgage Rates


Research also helps paint the picture of how a recession could impact the cost of financing a home. As the graph below shows, historically, each time the economy slowed down, mortgage rates decreased.

Fortune explains mortgage rates typically fall during an economic slowdown:

“Over the past five recessions, mortgage rates have fallen an average of 1.8 percentage points from the peak seen during the recession to the trough. And in many cases, they continued to fall after the fact as it takes some time to turn things around even when the recession is technically over.”

In 2023, market experts say mortgage rates will likely stabilize below the peak we saw last year. That’s because mortgage rates tend to respond to inflation. And early signs show inflation is starting to cool. If inflation continues to ease, rates may fall a bit more, but the days of 3% are likely behind us.

The big takeaway is you don’t need to fear the word recession when it comes to housing. In fact, experts say a recession would be mild and housing would play a key role in a quick economic rebound. As the 2022 CEO Outlook from KPMG, says:

“Global CEOs see a ‘mild and short’ recession, yet optimistic about global economy over 3-year horizon . . .

More than 8 out of 10 anticipate a recession over the next 12 months, with more than half expecting it to be mild and short.”

Bottom Line

While history doesn’t always repeat itself, we can learn from the past. According to historical data, in most recessions, home values have appreciated and mortgage rates have declined.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, you can make the best decision by working with our team. That way, you have expert advice on what’s happening in the housing market and what that means for your homeownership goals.

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