By admin | September 29, 2020

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Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success

By Carla Stiver | September 28, 2020

Back in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face a major collapse. Some forecasts called for a 15-20% decline in transactions. However, six months later, it seems as though the housing market has fully recovered. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First…

Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Carla Stiver | September 25, 2020

Some Highlights As a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the opposite is actually true. To sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, you should eliminate buyer concerns by pricing your home competitively right from the start.…

Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market

By Carla Stiver | September 24, 2020

Homeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of forced savings that can work to your advantage as the value of your home appreciates. Across the country, home equity was increasing before the health crisis swept our nation, and…

Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record

By Carla Stiver | September 23, 2020

Last week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series with a score of 83. The index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sale expectations for the next six months, as well as the traffic of…

The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price

By Carla Stiver | September 22, 2020

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there…

Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?

By Carla Stiver | September 21, 2020

Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. economy for years to come. They immediately started to compare it to the Great Depression of a century ago. Six months later, the economy is still trying to stabilize, but it is evident that the…

By admin | September 19, 2020

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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Carla Stiver | September 18, 2020

Some Highlights Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July, 68% of homes were on the market for less than a month. With homes moving from listing day to pending sale in an average of just 22…

How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall

By Carla Stiver | September 17, 2020

Real estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale. Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes, looking to capitalize on today’s historically low interest rates, but…