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If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much...
When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it...
As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent data...
As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something...
There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home...
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There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home...
Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But what...
As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books....
If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real...
There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record...
Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what...
In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But...
For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the...
There's plenty of money to be made in the property investment game. In fact, most expert studies suggest that the average investor makes between $70,000...
You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so...
We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High...
As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this...
The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they...
One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has...
When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the...
If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move....
Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This...
This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score...
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Many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts...

July 29, 2020

Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound

With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to ignite that spark.
August 26, 2020

Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market

In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the current demand. Now, however, we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers.
October 1, 2020

Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one.
December 9, 2020

Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this season, is the best choice you can make. This year, buyers want to purchase homes for the holidays, and your house might be the perfect match.