Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise

One of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is now forecasting that more homes will sell this year than last year. He’s also predicting home sales to increase by 8-12% next year. There’s strong evidence that he will be right.

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Posted on September 16, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%

Last Friday, the Bureau for Labor Statistics released their Employment Report for August 2020. The big surprise was that the unemployment rate fell to 8.4%, a full percent lower than what many analysts had forecasted earlier in the week. Though it is tough to look at this as great news when millions of Americans are still without work, the number of unemployed is currently much lower than most experts had projected it would be just a few months ago.

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Posted on September 15, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyers, COVID-19, Housing Market Updates |

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

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 possible in the housing market. Here’s a look at four key areas that are fundamentally defining the market this year.

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Posted on September 14, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

  • With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn effectively are high on buyer wish lists.
  • If you’re trying to make room for your family’s growing needs, multi-purpose rooms and dedicated workspaces may be features to consider in your next home.
  • Let’s connect today so you can find a home where your kids feel confident and comfortable too.

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Infographics |

Union City’s Flight 93 Memorial

On September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 was originally headed to San Francisco International Airport when it was hijacked by terrorists 40 minutes after leaving Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. 

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Posted on September 11, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

Thank You, Essential Workers

 

To all essential workers on this Labor Day, thank you.


Posted on September 11, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in COVID-19 |

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

Homebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are actively purchasing homes, and the momentum is continuing into the fall. It is, however, becoming harder for buyers to find homes to purchase. If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, the coming weeks might just be the timing you’ve been waiting for.

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Posted on September 9, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Housing Market Updates |

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemployment, and a level of social unrest perhaps never seen before have all changed the way we live. Only the real estate market seems to be unaffected, as a new forecast projects there may be more homes purchased this year than last year.

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Posted on September 8, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, COVID-19, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

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. Today, that’s largely impacted by low mortgage rates. Low rates are actually making homes more affordable now than at any time since 2016, and here’s why.

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Posted on September 7, 2020 at 10:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Housing Market Updates |

The 2020 Homebuyer Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

  • The word “home” is taking on a whole new meaning this year, and buyers are starting to look for new features as they re-think their needs and what’s truly possible.
  • From more outdoor space to virtual classrooms for their children, buyers have a growing list of what they’d like to see in their homes.
  • Let’s connect today if your needs have changed and your wish list is expanding too.

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 10:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Infographics |