More Evidence That Buyer Demand Is Strong

Housing market conditions fluctuate. Home prices, mortgage rates, and inventory all rise and fall. For most home buyers, however, market conditions aren’t what motivates them to make a move. More often than not, buyers are shopping for a house because they’ve started a family, changed a job, retired, or just need more space. In other words, buyer demand sometimes doesn’t coincide with market fluctuations. Take the most recent Applications Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The survey which tracks mortgage rates and demand for loans has been conducted since 1990 and covers 75 percent of all retail residential mortgage applications. According to the most recent release, mortgage rates rose last week. But, despite the increase, home buying demand was also up, climbing 6 percent from the week before and 15 percent over last year at the same time. Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting, says market and economic volatility have yet to slow buyer demand. “The purchase index increased for the third straight week to its highest reading since July,” Kan said. “This is likely a sign that the underlying demand for buying a home remains strong, despite some of the recent volatility we have seen.” More here.

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Bobby is a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran and Florida native with over 17 years of combined, award-winning experience in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending in Central Florida. An eXp ICON AGENT and Certified Mentor. Formerly with RE/MAX where he was recognized as a Hall of Fame Member and a consistent Platinum Club Award Winner. Locally, a multi-year Gold-Level Award Top Producer within the Orlando Regional Realtors Association (ORRA). His consistent productivity has earned him universal recognition, named as a Top agent in numerous publications, year after year including being voted a Best of Southwest Orlando Realtor 6 years in a row!

Bobby holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License with designations as a Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI); Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR); Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP); a Florida Military Specialist (FMS) and one of the few Real Estate Collaboration Specialists – Divorce (RCS-D) in Central Florida. These advanced designations denote expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation. As such, he is considered an ‘expert’ in his field with experience in court testimony.

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Bobby is also a dedicated member of his community and has served on numerous local Boards of Directors. He is a youth sports coach and a Partner in Education with Orange County Schools. Thus, Bobby was voted a 2015 ORRA Good Neighbor Award recipient for his volunteerism and charitable contributions by his peers.

Bobby and his beautiful wife Halle have three very active children; Isabella, ‘Little’ Bobby and Alex. They stay busy as a family with sports, extra-curricular clubs and travel. However, they also give back as a family and donate to local rescues as well as providing their home to foster animals whenever possible.

One of Bobby’s greatest attributes is that time and again he has proven himself to be a selfless professional, treating each of his clients as if their property was the most important. He continues to work with his clients personally and does not differentiate between a $100K condo or a $1M house on a lake…anywhere in Central Florida, he gives each one the equal time, attention and respect that they deserve, as praised through the countless reviews written about him by former Buyers & Sellers!

Bobby Baldor has demonstrated the extensive experience and proven expertise in our local market to help you and your family achieve your real estate goals. But more importantly, he is a caring member of our community. Bobby’s personal slogan is ‘Your Real Estate Hero’ …and he works hard to prove it.