3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market

2018-06-20T19:26:59+00:00 June 20th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers|

Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™,” given by Joseph Nahas, Jr., Chair of the Counselors of Real Estate & Senior Vice President of Equus Capital Partners.  [...]

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

2018-06-19T19:12:57+00:00 June 19th, 2018|For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top [...]

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home

2018-06-13T18:03:09+00:00 June 13th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.” When the results were broken down [...]

Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April

2018-06-11T17:29:31+00:00 June 11th, 2018|For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent on the market hit a new low of 26 days in April, as 57% of homes were on the market for under a month. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, had this to say, “What is available for sale is [...]

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]

2018-06-08T16:54:27+00:00 June 8th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics|

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.1%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find [...]