4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market is for more listingsContinue reading “4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now”

When Will All the Foreclosures Hit the Market?

We continue to have discussions with people about “when” (not if!) the real estate market is going to crash again. People are fearful of another foreclosure wave because there are approximately 2.3 million households currently in forbearance who eventually will no longer have the protection of a forbearance program. Some folks are assuming there couldContinue reading “When Will All the Foreclosures Hit the Market?”

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan 85% – theContinue reading “Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits”

6 Simple Graphs Proving This Housing Boom is Nothing Like Last Time

Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate had one of its best years ever. Home sales and prices were both up substantially over the year before. 2020 was so strong that many now fear the market’s exuberance mirrorsContinue reading “6 Simple Graphs Proving This Housing Boom is Nothing Like Last Time”

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market. Here are two things to keepContinue reading “To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell”

FACT or FICTION? St. Patrick’s Day Facts, Myths and Legends!

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated March 17 and marks the presumed death date of Bishop Patricius in approximately 461 AD. Many facts, myths and legends surround this Irish icon from the 5th century. Test your knowledge of this famed religious saint and the worldwide celebration in his honor with these true/false statements: St. Patrick isContinue reading “FACT or FICTION? St. Patrick’s Day Facts, Myths and Legends!”

5 Reasons to Sell Your House this Spring

When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring. Here are five reasons why this is the perfect time toContinue reading “5 Reasons to Sell Your House this Spring”

Where Have all the Houses Gone?

In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgageContinue reading “Where Have all the Houses Gone?”