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Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

By |2019-12-31T23:43:32+00:00December 31st, 2019|

When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue.   Here’s what three experts are saying we’ll likely see in 2020: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com “I think the biggest

Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

By |2020-01-01T00:05:19+00:00December 30th, 2019|

Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top 5 reasons not

The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next Year

By |2019-12-31T22:07:07+00:00December 18th, 2019|

This coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and appreciation.  But the biggest issue the housing market will face in 2020 is an inventory shortage.  There aren’t enough homes on the market for buyers, especially on the lower end of the market. This is a topic that has

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020

By |2019-12-18T22:36:59+00:00December 17th, 2019|

  It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, depending on how we manage them. When it comes to the bottom line,

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter

By |2019-12-18T22:35:52+00:00December 13th, 2019|

  Some Highlights Winter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market. Waiting for warmer weather when more competition is on the market will only put your house up against many more choices for buyers.

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

By |2019-12-18T22:34:00+00:00December 12th, 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 homebuyer. Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index, which tracks the average number of appointments received on active U.S. house listings.

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

By |2019-12-03T18:35:30+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

By |2019-12-03T18:39:57+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase, and are in the market right

Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?

By |2019-11-20T22:13:39+00:00November 20th, 2019|

Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically found in a more normal market, as shown in the graph below: With inventory being one of the biggest housing market challenges today, finding a starter

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

By |2019-11-20T22:12:35+00:00November 19th, 2019|

Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Here are 3 tips he shares from a recent piece in Business Insider on the benefits of owning real estate: 1. Real estate diversifies your income “While it is