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

By |2020-05-15T13:37:03-07:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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 |2017-05-30T10:00:09-07:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: For Sellers, Real Estate|

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 |2017-05-26T10:00:33-07:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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 |2017-05-25T10:00:21-07:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

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 |2017-05-24T10:00:02-07:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

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 |2017-05-23T10:00:47-07:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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 |2017-05-22T10:00:11-07:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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 [...]

#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction

By |2020-05-15T13:37:03-07:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, New Construction, Real Estate|

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 [...]