14,164 Homes Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

  There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet this fall, maybe it’s not priced properly. After all 14,164 houses sold yesterday, 14,164 will sell … Read More

Home Sales Hit Highest Level of the Year

  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report earlier this week. The report revealed that “sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year”. As the chart below shows, after a very slow start at the beginning of the year, residential home sales have been increasing … Read More

#1 Reason You Should Sell Now

  The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’.  If the supply of an item is larger than the amount of people looking to purchase that item, the price will decrease. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), historically there is a natural decline in buyers looking to purchase … Read More

5 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of selling your house? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge just … Read More

Fannie Mae Agrees: Hire a Pro to Sell Your House

  Do you really need an agent to sell your house in today’s market? Here’s what Fannie Mae suggests to sellers on the Know Your Options section of their website: “Select how you’ll market and list the home (e.g., with a real estate agent or for sale by owner). There are pros and cons to … Read More

A Home’s Cost vs. Price Explained

  In real estate there is a difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned about price but instead about the ‘long term … Read More

Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted

Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%. However, sellers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are increasing … Read More

New Construction = New Competition

  For the last several years, home sellers had to compete with huge inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The great news is that the supply of these properties is falling like a rock in the vast majority of housing markets (only 8% of homes sold in August). Many homeowners are now thinking … Read More