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  • Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC] January 17, 2020
    Some Highlights: Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market. A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, […]
    Caety James
  • Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You? January 16, 2020
    The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale. Last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory in two years. The report […]
    Caety James
  • Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable January 15, 2020
    There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.
    Caety James
  • 2020 Luxury Market Forecast January 14, 2020
    By the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors unite, it can spark homeowners to think about making a move to a larger or more expensive home in the luxury space. That said, now is […]
    Caety James
  • Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth January 13, 2020
    According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership. According to a Freddie Mac survey, “The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials. Our […]
    Caety James
  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day [INFOGRAPHIC] January 10, 2020
    Some Highlights: On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving home efficiency. According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S. family spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. By making energy efficient upgrades, you could reduce your energy bills by up to […]
    Caety James
  • There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House January 9, 2020
    If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted, “Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year when the market typically makes […]
    Caety James
  • The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready? January 8, 2020
    Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing […]
    Shannah Ferrante
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