Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes

A new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are skipping the traditional starter homes and moving right into their dream homes. What’s a Starter Home? According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), simply put, a starter home is a one or two-bedroom home (sometimes even [...]

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A Home’s Cost vs. Price Explained

We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over [...]

Why You Should Sell Your House Now!

School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house.  But with inventory below historic [...]

Fannie Mae Agrees: Hire a Pro to Sell Your House

Do you really need an agent to sell your house in today’s market? Here’s what Fannie Mae suggests to sellers on the Know Your Options section of their website: “Select [...]

Home Sales Generate $52,205 Impact on Economy

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) compiled data from research conducted by the Bureau of Economic Analysis & Macroeconomic Advisors on the economic impact of a [...]

Gallup Poll: Real Estate “Heading in the Right Direction”

  In a recent Gallup poll, Americans were asked to rate 24 different business sectors and industries on a five-point scale ranging from "very positive" to "very [...]

You might be surprised who is touting the value of real estate agents

I do not expect real estate agents to go away at all. In fact, I think that they’re a very integral part of the transaction. I don’t think that will ever change.Sounds [...]

3 ways to give sellers your best offer

No one wants to spend more than they have to on a property, but no one wants to lose out on the perfect place. That’s why it’s important to do a little research before [...]

How do I count contract days?

I’m under contract on a property with a 10-day option period beginning on July 1. My agent says my termination option expires July 11. I think it expires July 12 because the [...]