Home Affordability Hits Highest Level in 3.5 Years Nationwide

In August 2020, Black Knight reported that U.S. homes are more affordable nationwide than in 3.5 years. Furthermore, they found that homes in some markets are seeing their lowest payment-to-income ratios in more than 25 years. The report suggests that although home prices are steadily increasing, low mortgage interest rates [...]

2020-11-25T17:35:02+00:00August 29th, 2020|Housing Market|

Five Experts Share Housing Market Predictions for the Rest of 2020

A Forbes article featured interviews with five real estate experts discussing their predictions for the housing market for the remainder of 2020. Each of the interviewees works as an economist and/or data professional at a top real estate company in the U.S. Here is a summation of their opinions on [...]

2020-11-25T16:35:49+00:00August 18th, 2020|Housing Market|

Here’s Why It’s the Best Time in Years to Sell Your Home

The decision to sell your home is difficult. You have to consider major factors like the timing of the sale, the market's health, and your asking price. Timing is often one of the most challenging things to decide because of local real estate markets' uncertainty. However, there are many indications [...]

2020-11-25T15:28:45+00:00August 9th, 2020|Selling Your Home|

How to Know You’re Ready to Buy a Home

Buying a home is a long-term financial commitment. So, it’s important to know whether you're ready to buy a home, or if you should continue to rent. Buying vs. Renting A major benefit of owning a home is the accumulation of equity. A portion of every mortgage payment, in most [...]

2020-08-17T22:12:59+00:00July 28th, 2020|Home Buying|

Home Sales Accelerate Quickly in Some Markets

In late June, Zillow published a market research report detailing the sudden fall and subsequent rise of the 2020 U.S. housing market. 2019 Market Trends The real estate market in 2019 built up momentum that many analysts expected to carry through into 2020. Homes nationally were listed for shorter periods [...]

2020-08-17T21:49:03+00:00July 1st, 2020|Housing Market|

Real Estate Inspections: Safety, Structure, and Sanitary.

A long time ago a real estate tycoon said, “The three most important things about real estate are location, location, location.” The adage tells us that no matter how nice a house or building may be, the location will determine if it’s a good investment. Today, Nick Catchur, a real estate [...]

2020-07-01T18:59:57+00:00July 1st, 2020|Inspections|

Keywords and Phrases that Sell More Homes

Research shows the words used to describe a home may affect the way buyers perceive the property before it is even viewed. The way a home is described in the listing, therefore, may have a significant impact on how well the home does on the market. Homes described with certain [...]

2020-05-05T19:23:11+00:00April 26th, 2020|Selling Your Home|

Missing Middle Housing Grows in Popularity

In the U.S., support is growing for housing in the missing middle category. These housing types are gaining support in highly populated metros suffering from housing shortages. What Is Missing Middle Housing? Missing middle housing is a category that sits between single-family homes and large multi-family apartment complexes. Generally, it [...]

2020-04-30T08:51:38+00:00April 14th, 2020|Home Styles|

Mid-to-Late Spring is the Best Time to List a Home for Sale

Before listing a home for sale, sellers must consider several factors. What is the best time to list your home?  At what price should you list?  Are there any improvements needed before listing? Each of these factors, and more, play into the success of selling a home. However, timing is [...]

2020-05-05T20:39:30+00:00March 7th, 2020|Selling Your Home|
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