Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately can bring in the greatest return on your investment. Here are four simple ... » Learn More about 4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall
Our housing market has a lot to offer both buyers and sellers right now. Here are a couple of great real estate guides that explain what you needs to know about the general real estate market. Buy a Home Fall 2021 Sell Your House Fall 2021 If you have any questions about buying or selling ... » Learn More about Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home This Fall?
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 longer than historical averages (see graph below): As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just ... » Learn More about Is It Time To Move on to a New 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 does that really mean? And why are conditions today so good for people who want to list their house? It starts with the number of houses available ... » Learn More about What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean?
One of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe purchasing a home makes sense. Some claim rapidly rising home prices are impacting demand and, by extension, leading to the recent slowdown in sales activity. However, demand isn’t the ... » Learn More about Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand
In April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift Towards New Construction, which reported: “60% of people who were looking to buy a home in 2020 said they'd prefer new construction to an existing home.” However, it ... » Learn More about Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes
Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence about whether to list your house now or later, the question you should really ask is: will this price appreciation ... » Learn More about Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You
In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should ... » Learn More about What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise
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 many are sensing: an increasing number of Americans believe it’s a “bad time to buy” a home. The ... » Learn More about Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns
An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we’ll see. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, recently said of our ... » Learn More about Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?