Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Below are the Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a … [Read more...] about Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade
2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that experts believe the U.S. economy will remain positive throughout 2020.1 What does that mean for the 2020 Outlook: Real … [Read more...] about 2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast
Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes. iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the “Instant Cash Offer”
National Snapshot: What’s Ahead for Real Estate? The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys of Consumers found that Americans have their most positive personal finance outlook since 2003.1 However, if you follow national news, you’ve probably heard … [Read more...] about National Snapshot: What’s Ahead for Real Estate?
In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better suits our shifting needs and lifestyle. I know all too well. In May, Laura & I decided … [Read more...] about 5 Step Strategies for Downsizing Your Home
Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining What’s Your Home Actually Worth or the dollar value of a home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for … [Read more...] about What’s Your Home Actually Worth?
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019? It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, … [Read more...] about What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?
While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market for the remainder of this year and next. Inventory will remain tight, mortgage rates will continue to creep up, and affordability will remain a major issue in many parts of the country. So what does that mean for home buyers and sellers? … [Read more...] about “How’s the Market?” What’s Ahead for Real Estate?