Sellers – Read This!

6 ways home sellers will need to shift their mindsets in 2019 © Jed Share/Kaoru Share/Getty Images Big sand castle In recent years, sellers have called the shots in home-buying negotiations. They've had plenty of leverage, too, thanks to surges in buyer demand, tight inventory and soaring home prices. Lately, sellers have lost their edge … Continue reading Sellers – Read This!

The Impact Of Real Estate Seasonality

The Impact Of Real Estate Seasonality We have all heard it before: real estate is as cyclical as the day is long. In the last decade alone, we have seen the real estate market extend to both ends of the spectrum. While it’s currently firing on all cylinders at the moment, 2007 saw what would … Continue reading The Impact Of Real Estate Seasonality

It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

~ Supply desperately needs to meet demand ~ It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales After a brief improvement in June, home sales continued their downward slide in July, with buyers signing fewer contracts to buy existing homes. An index of so-called pending home sales, which represent closings one … Continue reading It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn’t find houses to buy

U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn't find houses to buy Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall. Sales of existing homes slipped 1.8% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, the National Assn. of … Continue reading U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn’t find houses to buy

Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

~ As prices rise and inventory drops, make sure you work your Realtor in pricing your home correctly ~ Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations Quicken Loans released its May National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) on Tuesday, which showed that, on a national average, homeowners estimated their house’s worth at a higher value … Continue reading Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos

  Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos Improve your home’s shot at a sale by maximizing light, removing clutter and refreshing plants before the photo shoot   A house hunter’s first view of your property is often online, and if the photos accompanying your home’s listing don’t impress, you probably won’t … Continue reading Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos

Our Economist’s Top Tips for Selling a Home in 2016

Our Economist’s Top Tips for Selling a Home in 2016 By Cicely Wedgeworth Realtor.com 1/14/16   DreamPictures/Getty Images If you’re planning to sell your house this year, well, you’re in luck. “The 2016 housing market is forecasted to be mainly a seller’s market, filled with increasing home prices, relatively low inventory, and fierce competition between buyers,” … Continue reading Our Economist’s Top Tips for Selling a Home in 2016