When is the best time of the year to list your home for sale?

This is a common question asked by many of our clients. As a seller, you always want to maximize all factors involved in listing your home for sale to get the highest sale price. Of course, one of these major factors is the time of the year when the highest number of potential buyers are… Continue reading When is the best time of the year to list your home for sale?

Is there a pandemic push to the suburbs?

If you have kept up with recent real estate trends, then you probably have read about many homeowners moving out of urban cities and into suburban neighborhoods. Given the shift to a work from home environment for many people, this makes complete sense. In addition, moving to the suburbs typically means a larger home with… Continue reading Is there a pandemic push to the suburbs?

COVID-19 & Real Estate: The Great Appliance Shortage

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every phase of life. Unless you have recently embarked on a house renovation or tried to upgrade your home appliances, you probably did not realize that there is a significant appliance shortage. Whether it is a freezer, a washer/dryer, or a dishwasher, chances are… Continue reading COVID-19 & Real Estate: The Great Appliance Shortage

Should you waive a home inspection during a bidding war?

A home inspection is a standard part of the home-buying process. During normal times, questioning whether or not to have an inspection would be unheard of. With this said, the current real estate market is resulting in many bidding wars. This has led to many buyers waiving their inspections in order to make their offer… Continue reading Should you waive a home inspection during a bidding war?

Where are rents dropping in price?

Rental prices have been increasing across the country for some time now & are expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. In the event that we see an increase in foreclosures or shorts sales in the coming year, the demand and prices for rental properties will only increase as well. Interestingly, there is one… Continue reading Where are rents dropping in price?

Millennials: A driving force in the real estate market

Who are they? Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the demographic cohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media use the early 1980’s as starting birth years and the mid-1990’s to early 2000’s as ending birth years, with 1981 to 1996 a widely accepted defining range for the generation. This… Continue reading Millennials: A driving force in the real estate market

Existing-home sales hit highest level since 2006

Did you know? According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. have hit their highest level since 2006. As a matter of fact, August marked three consecutive months of positive sales gains. Total existing-home sales – completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – rose 2.4% from July… Continue reading Existing-home sales hit highest level since 2006

How much of a down payment do you need on a house?

“How much money do I need to put down to purchase a house?” This is a common question asked by many home buyers. The answer to this question will be dictated by your lender, the type of loan, your credit score, and potentially other factors. According to various studies in recent years, the average down… Continue reading How much of a down payment do you need on a house?