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 One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever

The Property Brothers Reveal the One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever By Lisa Johnson Mandell | Jul 12, 2018 HGTV Season 8 of "Property Brothers: Buying and Selling" has just aired its premiere—and boy, do Drew and Jonathan Scott’s latest clients need a reality check, bad! In the episode titled "Small Budget, Big … Continue reading The One Thing Never to Display in Your Home, Ever

HOME Survey June 2018

Infographic: HOME Survey June 2018

The US housing market has an inventory problem

~ this is very true, and if you are ready to sell your home there is no reason to wait to list in the summer. But if you are a buyer you need to be ready to buy - pre-qualified, housing checklist needs done, and areas to buy in be open with  ~ The US … Continue reading The US housing market has an inventory problem

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

What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

~ could be good news, hopefully we can get more houses to help get these buyers a home to buy ~ What's behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers? All year, the overwhelming sentiment in the housing market has been frustration. Too few homes for sale drove prices sky high and led to fierce competition among … Continue reading What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

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

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

~ such great ideas! ~ 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you're selling your home, chances are good you're familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

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

The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells

~ Especially when you are selling your house these are great things to look for and assess so you can list your home in it's best light! ~ The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells By Margaret Heidenry | Mar 30, 2017 Tim Platt/Getty Images There are two definitions of funky: 1) something that’s cool, … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells