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4 Reasons People Are Moving in 2021

4 Reasons People Are Moving in 2021

According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of us spend extra time at home, we’re reevaluating what “home” means and...

With Home Values Soaring, Does It Make Sense to Buy Right Now?

With Home Values Soaring, Does It Make Sense to Buy Right Now?

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer demand remains strong. In a recent newsletter, research analyst Ivy Zelman explained: “Although the...

Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It?

Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It?

When people think of putting their home on the market, they often feel compelled to remodel to make it more appealing to buyers. In today’s competitive market, however, this may not be necessary or worth the time and money for a renovation. You’ll see below that...

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to Sell Your House

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to Sell Your House

This was Unexpected Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American, just reported: “Since hitting a low point...

A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s

A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s

One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net worth of a homeowner is actually over 40 times greater than that of a renter. Maybe it’s time to start thinking...

New Home Purchases Up 33%

New Home Purchases Up 33%

Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record Last week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series with a score of 83. The index...

2020 Housing Market — Stronger than Ever

2020 Housing Market — Stronger than Ever

The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with historic highlights continuing to break records and challenge what many thought...

If You Think Affordability is Just About Price, Think Again

If You Think Affordability is Just About Price, Think Again

When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts the purchase. It’s not just the price of the house that matters, but the overall cost in the long run. Buyers must...

How fast will the economy recover?

How fast will the economy recover?

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery? Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with protecting the health and safety of the population. As the states are deciding on the best strategy to slowly and safely reopen, the...

Will the Rise in Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

Will the Rise in Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis....

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