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Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale

According to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home prices and netted an average of $61,232. This is the highest average price gain since the second quarter of 2007 and represents a 32% return on the original purchase prices. After the Great Recession, many homeowners were left in negative equity situations but home price appreciation in the recovery period since then has given homeowners something to smile about. The [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:00:35+00:00November 14th, 2018|For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale

Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?

Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market: Home renovations have shot up Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has dropped A ‘normal’ housing market is defined by having a 6-month supply of homes for sale. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, we are currently at a 4.4-month supply. This low inventory environment has many current homeowners worried that they would be unable to find a home to buy [...]

By |2018-11-13T05:00:49+00:00November 13th, 2018|For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?

How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was to be observed annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, became known as Armistice Day and then, later on, became Veterans Day. But Veterans Day is not for veterans. They don’t serve for thanks or recognition. Veterans Day sets aside a day for those of us who haven’t worn the uniform to [...]

By |2018-11-12T05:00:20+00:00November 12th, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers|Comments Off on How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down?

According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for sale this year compared to last year has increased for the last four months, all while sales of existing homes have slowed compared to last year’s numbers. For over three years leading up to this point, the exact opposite was true; Inventory dropped as sales soared. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun shed some light on what could be contributing to this shift, “This is the [...]

By |2018-11-07T05:00:43+00:00November 7th, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing|Comments Off on Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down?

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  596 Homes Sell 278 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.20

By |2018-11-02T04:00:41+00:00November 2nd, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics|Comments Off on The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our sources: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real estate financing within ever-changing business environments. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) – The largest association of real estate professionals in the world. Freddie Mac – An organization which provides [...]

By |2018-11-01T04:00:35+00:00November 1st, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates|Comments Off on How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families. Here is a list of just some of the people with [...]

By |2018-10-29T04:00:43+00:00October 29th, 2018|For Sellers, FSBOs, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?

There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer these questions: The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 market analysts, real estate experts, and economists conducted by Pulsenomics each quarter. Zelman & Associates – The firm leverages unparalleled housing market expertise, extensive surveys of industry executives, and rigorous financial analysis to deliver proprietary [...]

By |2018-10-25T04:00:57+00:00October 25th, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing|Comments Off on Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?

Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are falling (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation), there seems to be no shortage of opinion. However, the increase in prices is easily explained by the theory of supply & demand. Whenever there is a limited supply of an item that is in [...]

By |2018-10-22T04:00:25+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

By |2018-10-19T04:00:19+00:00October 19th, 2018|For Sellers, Infographics|Comments Off on 20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]