Not All Agents Are Created Equal

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate professional when selling a house. The reality is, the addition of more information can lead to more confusion. A real estate agent can be your essential guide, but truth be [...]

By |2020-07-09T06:00:53-04:00July 9th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Not All Agents Are Created Equal

Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low

In a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won’t sell because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession. Of the respondents, 51% said they are “seriously worried.” That concern seems reasonable considering the current condition of the economy. The data, however, is showing that home [...]

By |2020-07-08T06:00:15-04:00July 8th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low

Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market

Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is no exception. Understanding how affordability works and the main market factors that impact it may help those who are ready to buy a home narrow down their optimal window of time to make a purchase. [...]

By |2020-07-07T06:00:01-04:00July 7th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market

Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat analysts’ expectations in a big way. The consensus was for 3,074,000 jobs to be added in June. The report revealed that 4,800,000 jobs were added. The unemployment rate fell to 11.1% from 13.3% last month. Again, excellent [...]

By |2020-07-06T06:00:53-04:00July 6th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most Part

Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable with the locations and layouts of their existing homes. The allure of city life (more congested) seems to be giving way to either suburban or rural life (less congested). The fascination with an open [...]

By |2020-07-02T06:00:45-04:00July 2nd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important? According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is: “A [...]

By |2020-07-01T06:00:25-04:00July 1st, 2020|General|Comments Off on A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?

In today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually already be in motion or will be starting by the 3rd quarter of this year. With the housing market positioned to lead the way out of this recession, builder confidence might be [...]

By |2020-06-30T06:00:01-04:00June 30th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of 2020 – and the outlook is extremely encouraging. [...]

By |2020-06-29T06:00:55-04:00June 29th, 2020|General|Comments Off on What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights  For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 35% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, [...]

By |2020-06-26T06:00:35-04:00June 26th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]