October Sales Help Position Housing Market for Potential Gains

October 2019 home sales finished 3.9% higher than in October 2018, marking the fourth month in the past six with a year-over-year increase in sales. The October activity was welcome news in a market still challenged by limited inventory and rising prices. According to data in this month’s RE/MAX National Housing Report, October’s Months Supply

“Does it Come With The House?”

Heavy, bulky items can be awkward to pack up and difficult to move. They also can be seen as big perks to potential buyers. If you’re willing to part with the items below, have your agent mention them as features of your house. 1. Basketball hoop – This can be great for families with young

September Home Sales Increase, Rounding Out Peak Selling Season

September home sales rose 8.1% year-over-year – the largest year-over-year increase since November 2016, according to data in this month’s RE/MAX National Housing Report. While inventory remains constricted, this news was especially welcome from buyers and sellers alike as September 2018 numbers painted a different story, with a substantial drop in home sales, the previous

Demand for Housing Increases in August 2019

According to the August 2019 RE/MAX National Housing Report, buyer demand continues to exceed available housing supply, extending the favorable seller’s market that has been in place for years. While sellers have had the upper hand in negotiations in recent years with constricted inventory remaining nationally, more buyers entering the housing market could increase momentum.

July Home Sales Ignite Momentum for Back Half of 2019

Following an unseasonal decline in home sales in June, July home sales bounced back ending a nine month climb of year-over-year inventory growth, according to the July 2019 RE/MAX National Housing Report. Low-interest rates appear to have brought more buyers into the mix leading to cautious optimism about the momentum for the remainder of 2019

Ready to Sell? 3 Ways an Agent Helps Get You Started

The process of putting your home on the market and finding your next place can be overwhelming. Fortunately, an experienced agent can help you weigh all your options. Here’s where a professional might start: 1. Researching your home’s value An agent will have the pulse on the current market. Together, you can review how much

Translating Real Estate: Spanish/English Glossary for Homebuyers and Sellers

The process of buying or selling real estate is complex. Add in a language barrier, and it becomes even more so. For real estate clients needing consistent translations to ease communication and understanding, there’s the Glossary of Real Estate Industry Terms. It translates everything from “amortization” to “zip code” in English and Spanish, making it

Millennial Homebuyers Want a Yard of Their (Pet’s) Dreams – Here’s How Sellers Can Appeal to Furry Friends

By Samantha Rotbart What could beat out an updated kitchen as the most important feature millennials are looking for when buying a home? Recent research from the National Association of Landscape Professionals shows that a nice-sized lawn is the No. 1 priority among those born between 1981 and 1996. Seventy-three percent of millennials currently own