Real Estate Market Trends


Homeownership…..The American Dream?

Is Homeownership the key to happiness in 2013? Home prices are up. But homeownership has fallen to its lowest level since 1995. What gives? If the real estate market is so strong,…

Ways to Make a Low Offer on a House in a Competitive Market

In a competitive real estate market, getting a ‘deal’ on a home may seem impossible. But in some cases, savvy buyers can still make a low offer on a home—and win. Here’s…

10 Percent Down Payments are Back

10 Percent Down Payments are Back Remember the 10 percent down payment on a house? It’s back. Before the recent credit crisis, getting a home loan was easy. Your down payment was…

5 Home Improvement Projects To Avoid

Today's typical buyers plan to live in their home for just five to seven years. So it’s more important than ever to consider resale when making home improvements. Even though you’re a…
home buyer's remorse

How to Avoid Homebuyers Remorse in Real Estate

Unlike store merchandise or a car, you can’t ‘try before you buy’ a home, which makes your decision to buy or not buy even more stressful. So, in this hotly competitive market,…

The Top 5 Things Today’s Homebuyers Want

The top 5 things today's homebuyers want varies differently from just ten years ago. Homebuyers today are younger and extremely tech savvy. They grew up with smartphones, apps, and Google searches. They want…
should you buy a foreclosed home?

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Foreclosures and Short Sales

Often, buyers automatically avoid foreclosures and short sales. They see them as risky, dumpy real estate remainders. But housing inventory is tight in many areas. At the same time, the poor economy…

Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Real Estate Myths

Avoid These 3 Real Estate Myths New buyers and sellers often come into the real estate market with assumptions about how it works. They may get their ideas from TV reality shows,…

3 Things You Should Know About Today’s Home Sellers

With all signs tilting towards a sellers’ market for the first time in years, it’s helpful for buyers to understand today’s home sellers. Here are three things you should know about today's sellers.…

6 Things to Know About Today’s Home Buyers

If you’re a seller, it helps to understand the mindset of today’s buyer: what they’ve been through and what they’re willing to do — or not do — to get the home…