Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

2019-05-21T12:17:48+00:00 May 21st, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement [...]

What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

2019-05-18T00:12:03+00:00 May 18th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|

Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market [...]

A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market

2019-05-14T12:02:40+00:00 May 14th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2019. However, there is one thing that [...]

New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

2019-05-14T12:02:39+00:00 May 14th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (FTHB) on a monthly and yearly basis. Their [...]

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

2019-05-10T23:57:14+00:00 May 10th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

Recently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 and that 42% of consumers currently looking to purchase a home also agree that a recession will occur [...]

A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

2019-05-10T23:57:13+00:00 May 10th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|

Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and premium home markets which is causing prices [...]

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

2019-05-07T11:49:36+00:00 May 7th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by condition, financing, [...]