The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

 

There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less affordable than it had been over the last ten years, we need to understand why and what that means. Continue reading

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 10:27 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a foreclosure brings to mind the old saying: “Fool me once- shame on you. Fool me twice- shame on me.Continue reading

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 8:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers | Tagged

What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. Continue reading

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 8:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale.
  • The top five days to list your home brought in a 10% premium over market value and are all in either May or June!
  • “Families start their home search when they know their kids will be out of school and when the weather is ideal for home viewing and moving, giving home sellers an upper hand in price negotiations.”
  • There is still time to list your home before these dates pass you by!

Are you thinking of selling or buying real estate this year?  Contact us now to schedule a free consultation. We’ll work with you to develop an action plan to meet your real estate goals this year.

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 8:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Seller Tips

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews online. There’s no difference when considering a home purchase! Continue reading

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 8:34 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. Continue reading

Posted on April 28, 2019 at 8:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!

Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. Continue reading

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

There has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becoming the largest share of first-time home buyers, while others claim millennials don’t want to own a home, blaming them for the dip in homeownership rate. Continue reading

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. Continue reading

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 8:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Continue reading

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 10:25 pm
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips