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From the vibrant-colored trees and cool weather to the cozy sweaters and apple-picking fun, there’s plenty to look forward to when fall rolls around. Of course, home selling and buying isn’t usually one of them. The housing market typically cools off a bit during the fall months for a number of ...
10/02/2020
Fall’s cooler temps are perfect for deck and yard improvements.   Ah, September. The weather is changing, and we're getting back to our normal, post-summer routines. It's also a great time to give the house a little extra love and maintenance. Stain the Deck   Check Fire Extinguishers   Accordin...
09/06/2020
What You Don't Know Can Cost You   1. If I price it a little higher, I can always come down. While technically true, know that you're actually costing yourself more by taking this approach. A listing gets the most attention in the first 30 days. Overpricing your home leads to a series of price r...
08/30/2020
While the real estate market in general is adapting to new challenges and market conditions, one segment of the market is going strong. Home flipping is boasting its best numbers in 14 years.The newly released first-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Flipping Report from ATTOM Data Solutions shows that "53,...
08/20/2020
While wellness should be celebrated all year long, it takes the spotlight during the month of August. National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and creating healthy habits to support holistic wellness, both physically and mentally. Incorporate these practices to promote welln...
08/04/2020
Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so the scale is tipped in favor of the sellers. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the N...
07/31/2020
In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of t...
07/28/2020
Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest point in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1971 (See graph below): What does this mean for b...
07/15/2020
Last week, a very well-respected real estate analytics firm surprised many with their home price projection for the next twelve months. CoreLogic, in their latest Home Price Index said: “The economic downturn that started in March 2020 is predicted to cause a 6.6% drop in the HPI by May 2021, wh...
07/14/2020
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