Monthly Archives: April 2016

    • Investment Home Sales Rebound in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • 2015 marks the first year-over-year increase in investment home sales since 2011.
      • 62% of all investment homes purchased were single family homes.
      • The South saw the highest percentage of investment home sales (39%) with the West coming in second (28%).
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW

      A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!

      In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the truth is more important than getting the seller to like them.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • New Home Buyers Look For Green Options [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: 11% of new homebuyers stated "energy efficient features" as the reason for their purchase. The most popular remodeling projects done for energy efficiency were insulation upgrades, HVAC replacements, and vinyl & wood window inst...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Thinking of Selling? The Market Needs Your Listing!!

      The housing market is really heating up and buyer demand is dramatically increasing as we enter the spring season. However, one challenge to the current market is a major shortage of inventory. Below are a few comments made in the last month by industry experts.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The Time

      If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market.
      Written by Tribeca NW