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Monthly Archives: May 2019

    What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

    By Alan Harling | May 18, 2019

    Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market... Read More

    Top Days to List Your Home for Sale

    By Alan Harling | May 17, 2019

    Some Highlights: ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale. The top five days to list your home brought in a 10% premium over market value and are all in either May or... Read More

    New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

    By Alan Harling | May 14, 2019

    Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (FTHB) on a monthly and yearly basis. Their latest report shows that... Read More

    A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market

    By Alan Harling | May 13, 2019

    The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2019. However, there is one thing that... Read More

    Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

    By Alan Harling | May 6, 2019

    So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by condition, financing, and price. There are... Read More