January 17, 2020

The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale. Last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest a...

January 6, 2020

This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a...

December 13, 2019

Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the home buyer.

Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index, which tracks the...

December 2, 2019

Selling Secret #10: Pricing it right
Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and...

November 21, 2019

When a home sells too fast, sellers and buyers can become suspicious 

Sellers are often astonished when a house sells in one day. The first place they tend to jump after the excitement of selling has lost some of its oomph is the land of "our sales price was not high en...

November 15, 2019

Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for home buying in all four regions of the country.

According to the latest Showing Time Showing Index,

“Home showing activity was up again nationwide with a 4.6 percent rise in traffic, as the traditionally s...

October 18, 2019

No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a housing market crash, as was the case in 2008. There are those who disagree and are comparing today’s real estate market to...

October 2, 2019

When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an HOA works and what they mean for you.

According to a recent article on realtor.com,

“In a nutshell, an HOA hel...

October 1, 2019

Some Highlights:

  • The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.

  • Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates will rise to 3.8% by Q4 2020.

  • CoreLogic...