Why Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference

By |May 31st, 2017|

If you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra, “location, location, location” in reference to how identical homes can increase or decrease in value due to where they’re located. Well, a new survey shows that when it comes to choosing a real estate agent, the [...]

#1 Reason to List Your House for Sale, NOW!

By |May 30th, 2017|

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale  The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory: “Last month’s dip in closings was somewhat expected given that there [...]

Inventory Challenges Continue! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |May 26th, 2017|

Some Highlights: After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up and trade-up categories. Median existing home prices surged for the 62nd straight month, up 6.0% over last year to $244,800. New home prices slowed as builders have started [...]

How’s the Real Estate Market? Find Out What the Experts Are Saying

By |May 25th, 2017|

As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying: Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist “Positive demographic factors should continue to reshape the housing market, as rising employment and incomes appear to be positively influencing [...]

More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1

By |May 24th, 2017|

According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017. This marks the first time since 2006 that the number of new homeowner households outpaced the number of new renter households. Of the 1.22 million new households [...]

Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

By |May 23rd, 2017|

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph [...]

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

By |May 22nd, 2017|

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or [...]

Why Americans Consider Moving to Another State? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |May 19th, 2017|

Some Highlights:In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed "change in climate/weather" as their top reason for wanting to relocate.41% would move for a “better job opportunity.”Being closer to loved ones filled out 3 of the top 6 reasons why Americans move.

#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction

By |May 18th, 2017|

The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that number is below four months. This is the major reason home prices have continued to appreciate at higher levels than historic averages.The good news is that [...]

Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’?

By |May 17th, 2017|

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers rather than alienate the 61% of American households that have a pet!If you are one of the many [...]