Real Estate Tips & Updates

  • Median home prices set a new record, but escalating prices may not last!

    The real estate market remains a seller’s market as homes continue to sell quickly with soaring prices. Nationally, homes are selling at historically high asking prices. Redfin reports that houses are being sold at record breaking prices, increasing 17% from this time last year. Demand for homes continues to

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  • 2021 Predictions in Real Estate

    2021 Predictions in Real Estate

    By Jason Carter

    Posted on January 14th, 2021

    As 2021 jumpstarts, many trends we saw at the end of last year continue to make an impact on the housing market. Industry experts expect these trends to make the strongest impact on the real estate market this year: Low mortgage rates reinforce a seller’s market. As we saw

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  • Eager Buyers and Historically Low Interest Rates Create a Lucrative Seller's Market

    Many homeowners know that spring and summer are popular times to put their home on the market. The weather is nice and it’s easier to move with the kids on summer break.  However, savvy sellers are learning that listing their home in the fall has distinct advantages. Even with

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  • Key Real Estate Trends from 2019 That Will Shape 2020

    As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on the significant trends that took place this year in the real estate industry this year, from rising interest rates to changes in how transactions are conducted, and also look ahead to its future influences for sellers and buyers as we enter

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  • Timeline for Home Sellers

    Timeline for Home Sellers

    By Home Bay

    Posted on December 18th, 2019

    Selling a home is a major undertaking and can be a stressful process.  There is so much to prepare and many important decisions to make.  When’s the right time to list?  How should you price your home?  Should you work with a real estate agent or try it on

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  • The Advantages of Selling a Home in the Winter

    Spring and summer are synonymous with home selling season, and rightfully so for the sheer volume of homes sold. While fall and winter don’t get the same level of real estate activity, savvy homeowners should know the reason why selling in winter has a number of distinct advantages. AdvantagesHigh

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  • Who is Coming to my Open House?

    Who is Coming to my Open House?

    By Home Bay

    Posted on December 6th, 2019

    Open house signs are pretty easy to sight on weekends in virtually any neighborhood. Whether you’ve never sold a home before or if you are a real estate mogul, most are familiar with this concept of opening up a home to welcome potential buyers. While there are many pros

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  • Are iBuyers Too Good to Be True?

    Are iBuyers Too Good to Be True?

    By Steve Udelson

    Posted on December 3rd, 2019

    In today’s digital, on-demand culture, consumers have come to expect that they can get what they want, when they want. This mindset not only applies to being able to order virtually anything from Amazon with increasingly short delivery times (sometimes even same-day) or watch shows and movies on their

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  • What the NAR® Ban on Pocket Listings Means for Real Estate

    The real estate industry often seems to thrive on exclusivity and a lack of transparency, with certain brokers and agencies gaining reputation boosts from having access to in-the-know listings, while certain properties gain the allure of being semi-private. However, as the term implies, exclusive listings can exclude others, which goes

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  • How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    By Home Bay

    Posted on November 19th, 2019

    As winter draws closer and brings colder weather with it, many homeowners start thinking about home maintenance, which is a great way to protect one of your greatest investments. Most of these steps can be done by homeowners or for a low cost that will ultimately save you time, help

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