The Latest Unemployment Report: Slow and Steady Improvement

By |2020-08-10T03:00:01-07:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Employment Situation Summary. Going into the release, the expert consensus was for 1.58 million jobs to be added in July, and for the unemployment rate to fall to 10.5%. When the official report came out, it revealed that 1.8 million jobs were added, and [...]

2020 Homebuyer Preferences [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2020-08-07T03:00:31-07:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Real Estate|

Some Highlights A recent study from HarrisX shows the current health crisis isn’t slowing down today’s homebuyers. Many buyers are accelerating their timelines to take advantage of low mortgage rates, and staying home has enabled some to save more money to put toward a down payment. Let’s connect today if your needs have recently changed [...]

How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?

By |2020-08-06T03:00:58-07:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially expected), homeowners throughout the country are re-evaluating their needs. Do I still need to live close to my company’s office building? Do I need a larger home with more office space? [...]

Why Homeowners Have Great Selling Power Today

By |2020-08-05T03:00:08-07:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

We’re sitting in an optimal moment in time for homeowners who are ready to sell their houses and make a move this year. Today’s homeowners are, on average, staying in their homes longer than they used to, and this is one factor driving increased homeowner equity. When equity grows, selling a house becomes increasingly desirable. [...]

Today’s Buyers Are Serious about Purchasing a Home

By |2020-08-04T03:00:36-07:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: For Sellers, Interest Rates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Today’s homebuyers are not just talking about their plans, they’re actively engaged in the buying process – and they’re serious about it. A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) indicates: “…. Of American adults considering a future home purchase in the second quarter of 2020, about half (49%) are not simply [...]

Experts Weigh-In on the Remarkable Strength of the Housing Market

By |2020-08-03T03:00:06-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

America has faced its share of challenges in 2020. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a financial crisis leaving millions still unemployed, and an upcoming presidential election that may prove to be one of the most contentious in our nation’s history all continue to test this country in unimaginable ways. Even with all of that uncertainty, the residential [...]

Where Is the Housing Market Headed for the Rest of 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2020-07-31T03:00:25-07:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Real Estate|

Some Highlights: The housing market is forecasted to finish the year with growing strength. Historically low mortgage rates are creating great potential for homebuyers, and home sales are on the rise. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, let’s connect to maximize your opportunity today.

Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?

By |2020-07-30T03:00:28-07:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Real Estate|

As remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to move out of bigger cities? Spending extra time at home and dreaming of more indoor and outdoor space is certainly sparking some interest among homebuyers. Early data shows an initial trend [...]

Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020

By |2020-07-29T03:00:43-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Real Estate|

So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the resulting recession, just to name a few, the second quarter of 2020 has had more than a few challenges. Amidst the many roadblocks, however, the U.S. homeownership [...]

Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

By |2020-07-28T03:00:27-07:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Real Estate|

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of the pandemic period and the surge in unemployment—and is [...]