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Pending Home Sales Jump almost 10%

Pending Home Sales Jump almost 10%

According to the newly released Pending Home Sales Index by the National Association of Realtors, Pending Homes Sales jumped by 9.4% on a year-over-year basis in February. Pending home sales rose in February, climbing for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions saw an increase […]

Setting up your own home fitness room

Home gym

With nearly 1/3 of all American’s told to stay home during the virus preventative measures and more than half of the country’s gyms closed for the same reason, its time to look into getting your home gym going (finally). Here are some tips for setting up the perfect space: Find a place that you can […]

House listings and showings still strong despite Covid 19

Nearly one in four homesellers are changing how their home is viewed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. That percentage jumps to 44% and 34%, respectively, in Washington State and California, two of the states most severely affected by the outbreak. The changes introduced by […]

Its Grass Planting Season!

Plant Grass for Curb Appeal

Nothing improves the curb appeal of your home more than a great lawn and landscaping.  And curb appeal impacts how your neighbors and potential buyers, view your home. Its Spring Time!  And it may be time to re-seed or over-seed your grass depending on the type of grass that you want to plant.  There are […]

Pending Home Sales Jump by 5.2%

Pending Home Sales Jump by 5.2% According to the January National Association of Realtors Pendig Home Sales report, Pending home sales activity rose in January, hitting the second-highest monthly figure in over two years! NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index rose 5.2% month over month to 108.8 last month, surpassing the contract activity level of 100 […]

Existing Home Sales up 9.6% from last Year, Home Prices Increase

Existing home sales up

According to the January National Association of Realtors Existing Home Sales report, Existing Home Sales were 5.46 million units which is a 9.6% increase from this time last year. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, finds the outlook for 2020 home sales promising “Existing-home sales are off to a strong start at 5.46 million.” Yun said. […]

Foreclosures and Delinquency Rates Drop

Foreclosures and Delinquency Rates Drop

Nothing is worse for a local neighborhood than “zombie” homes. These are homes that are usually foreclosures or homes that are way behind in their mortgage payments. If these owners can’t afford to pay their mortgage, then they cant afford to keep the house looking nice either which creates a “blight” or stigma in that […]

The Right Fence Can Enhance Your Property

The Right Fence Can Enhance your Property

A fence can serve a number of purposes for your home and its surrounding property. Privacy, safety and landscape enhancement are all factors that should weigh into your fencing choice. A fence can do double duty as an attractive feature while also keeping trespassers at bay and children and pets safely enclosed. Fences come in […]

Buying a Home is more Affordable than Renting in most of the U.S

In 53% of the United States, its cheaper to Buy vs Rent. In the newly released ATTOM Data Solutions 2020 Rental Affordability Report, it shows that owning a median-priced, three-bedroom home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 455, or 53 percent, of the 855 U.S. counties analyzed for the report. However, the […]

Freddie Mac’s Housing Forecast Rosy for 2020

Freddie Mac's Housing Forecast Rosy for 2020

The housing market will hold steady this year, according to the Freddie Mac December Forecast. You can read their official report here. Freddie Mac expects home sales to jump from 6 million in 2019 to 6.2 million in 2020 and to 6.3 million in 2021. Price growth will likely continue to decelerate through 2021, with […]