Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths, Senior Market

Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,  “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample reason…to reserve a special day in honor of the […]

Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis

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It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only consider the fact that residential real estate prices have continued to appreciate. However, we must realize it’s not just the price of a home that matters, but the price relative to a […]

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

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Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for […]

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

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Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV […]

Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

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The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership. The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing boom, reaching its peak of 69.2% […]

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

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There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive […]

How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on Housing

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths

We’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know a recession can’t be too far off, but when will this economic slowdown actually occur? Pulsenomics just released a special report revealing that nearly 6 out of 10 of the 90 economists, investment strategists, and market […]

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

Posted Posted in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths

As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I move? The list goes on and on. In today’s housing market, it’s actually a great time to shift your thoughts toward selling your […]

Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today

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Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, here are the top three things to put on […]

What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers

Posted Posted in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths

Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy. We’ve reported on inventory shortages in the past, and it’s been a constant concern for potential buyers throughout recent years. New research shows the inventory concern […]