Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020

By Carla Stiver | July 29, 2020

So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the resulting recession, just to name a few, the second quarter of 2020 has had more than a few challenges. Amidst the many roadblocks, however, the U.S. homeownership…

By admin | July 28, 2020

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Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

By Carla Stiver | July 28, 2020

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of the pandemic period and the surge in unemployment—and is…

By admin | July 27, 2020

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Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong

By Carla Stiver | July 27, 2020

The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still showing growth. Here’s a look at each one. 1. Ivy Zelman’s Real Estate Broker Survey The survey explains that purchaser demand remains strong: “This month’s overall…

By admin | July 24, 2020

NOW IS THE TIME! Have you been thinking about listing your property for sale? Right now is the perfect time! Inventory is at record lows and many properties in the Englewood, Rotonda West, Venice, Port Charlotte and North Port areas are going under contract within days of listing. Real estate experts agree that there is…

A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now than Ever [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Carla Stiver | July 24, 2020

Some Highlights A recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever during the current health crisis. Expertise and professionalism are highly valued and can save buyers and sellers time and effort along the way. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this…

Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound

By Carla Stiver | July 23, 2020

With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to ignite that…

Two Reasons We Won’t See a Rush of Foreclosures This Fall

By Carla Stiver | July 22, 2020

The health crisis we face as a country has led businesses all over the nation to reduce or discontinue their services altogether. This pause in the economy has greatly impacted the workforce and as a result, many people have been laid off or furloughed. Naturally, that would lead many to believe we might see a…

A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing Market

By Carla Stiver | July 21, 2020

For months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts have been saying the housing market will lead the way to a recovery, and today we’re seeing signs of that coming to light. With record-low mortgage rates driving high demand from potential buyers,…