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Housing Market 2020 Forecast: Will It Crash or Recover?

August 19, 2020

Here are the updated national housing market trends—home prices, inventory, sales, and forecast. If you’re wondering what the state of the housing market 2020 will be like over the next twelve months, especially if you’re an investor, then here is some good news for you. Given the current fundamentals, real estate sales should remain strong […]


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In a hot housing market, gap between purchase price and appraiser condition ratings causes headaches

August 18, 2020

Historical data may be less apparent as market accelerates Last week, HousingWire reported surging mortgage volume and record low interest rates are putting excess pressure on appraisal turn times. This week, appraisal experts said those same variables are having a profound impact on an age-old conflict of appraisal reports versus what the market believes the […]


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Moratoriums Keep Foreclosures Nearly Nonexistent

August 18, 2020

Even as mortgage delinquencies climb, foreclosure activity continues to be low. Foreclosure moratoriums ordered by federal and state governments during early phases of the pandemic likely helped to minimize the foreclosure rate, says Rick Sharga, executive vice president at RealtyTrac, a real estate data firm. “It’s inevitable that there will be a significant increase in […]


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U.S. Metro Dwellers Are Increasingly Searching for Suburban Homes

August 18, 2020

  Urban dwellers across the U.S. continue to show an increased appetite for suburban homes, a trend brought about by the desire for more space and the flexibility to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the second quarter of the year, 51% of home searches by urban residents of the 100 largest metro […]


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DIY vs. Professional Renovation: What To Tackle Yourself And What To Leave To The Pros

June 23, 2020

It’s the question every handy homeowner getting ready to embark on a renovation asks themselves: How much can I actually do myself? If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, it may be more than you think. Curbed spoke with experts including DIY home renovators, contractors, and architects to determine the realistic DIY projects in […]


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Existing-Home Sales Down 9.7 Percent in May, But NAR Expects a Strong Rebound in the Months to Come

June 23, 2020

Existing-home sales are down 9.7 percent from April to a seasonally adjusted rate of 3.91 million, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The dip marks three consecutive months of declines in sales as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and a 26.6 percent drop from May 2019. All four […]


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What Is Flag Day?

June 14, 2020

Discover the history of the annual holiday and check out 13 surprising facts about the American flag and how to properly display it. When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists weren’t fighting united under a single flag. Instead, most regiments participating in the war for independence against the British fought under their […]


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Hurricane Preparedness – Information You Need To Stay Afloat

June 11, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane Season is June 1 – November 30. While we all like to think that we are ready for any kind of tropical storm, the fact is that we could all be a little more prepared. To help you and your clients ensure you are ready this Hurricane Season, we have compiled a […]


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Selling a Home in a Buyers Market

June 6, 2020

Why do buyers markets benefit buyers? In a buyers market, there are more homes for sale than there are buyers shopping for homes. This gives buyers the negotiating power, because many listings are competing with each other to get the attention of relatively few buyers. A buyers market is often prompted by low interest rates. […]


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What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent for Home Sellers

June 6, 2020

Every listing agent has a similar goal — sell your house for the most money in the least amount of time. But there’s much more to it than that, and many things set a good or great agent apart from an average one. Sellers evaluate real estate agents based on the services they offer, their […]


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