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Monthly Archives: January 2019

    Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

    By Lori Loesch | January 24, 2019

    When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total buyers that added new construction to their... Read More

    The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream

    By Admin | January 24, 2019

    For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the last few decades, it is fair to ask if people in America still feel... Read More

    3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

    By Admin | January 24, 2019

    Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the housing market? If you... Read More

    The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!

    By Admin | January 10, 2019

    You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is that there is still a severe shortage of listing inventory... Read More

    Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

    By Lori Loesch | January 8, 2019

    For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame? Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject: Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers are healthier and working longer than... Read More

    24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market

    By Admin | January 2, 2019

    This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several months in a row. To many, the outlook heading into 2019 appeared dim… at best. Then,... Read More