Tag Archives: selling homes

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 […]

New Years Resolutions To Sell Your Home

New Year’s Resolutions to Sell Your Home

Looking to start 2020 by selling your home and starting fresh in a new residence? Selling your home can be a daunting and overwhelming task. If your planning to sell your home in the near future, here are a few resolutions to help you get started. Mark Your Calendar! Set your listing date well in […]

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 […]

New Home Sales Improve

New Home Sales Improve

Median Sales Prices Jump to $330,800. Sales of newly built homes rose in November according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). New home sales increased by 1.3% from October for an seasonally adjusted annual rate of 719,000. Last year, this was much lower at 615,000, so this is […]

Loan Limits Raised

Many homebuyers can now get a Conventional mortgage rather than a Jumbo mortgage. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced their new (and higher) conforming loan limits for 2020 and the good news is that more home buyers will be able to purchase a home via a conventional mortgage than being forced to obtain a […]

Tips To Sell Your Home In Winter

Winter is just around the corner and while houses usually do not sell as well in winter as in the warmer seasons, there are some things you can do to to make buyers more likely to visit your open house. Here are several things to try when selling your home in winter. Clear Snow This […]

Existing Home Sales and Prices Increase

Existing-home sales rose in October, according to the National Association of Realtors. The four major U.S. regions were split last month, with the Midwest and the South seeing growth, and the Northeast and the West both reporting a drop in sales. Total existing-home sales are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops.  […]

Top Ten Metro Migration Locations

Twenty-six percent of home searchers looked to move to another metro area in the third quarter of 2019, up from 25 percent the year before, according to a new report from Redfin. This is a new all-time high for the national share of home-searchers looking to relocate, likely driven by those leaving expensive metros in […]

Buyers and Sellers Agree Now is a Good Time to Make an Offer

good time to make an offer

According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey, 73% of people believe that now is a good time to sell a home, which is an increase over last quarter at 65% and 65% of people believe that now is a good time to buy a home, which […]