Real Estate Trends

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High-demand Housing Markets – what your buyers should know about the housing shortage

The housing market is tough for homebuyers right now, especially in California (as well as some areas of WA, IN, GA, and OH). There are simply more prospective buyers than homes available to purchase. To understand how to deal with the housing shortage, your buyers may first want to know why it’s happening. The housingRead More

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Baby Boomer Real Estate Trends: They Will Surprise You

There are currently around 78 million baby boomers. According to a survey by the AARP, 87% of baby boomers said they wanted to stay in their homes upon retirement, so they can be near family and friends and remain a part of the communities they have been in for so long. The idea of stayingRead More

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Eco-friendly Home Buyers: What They Want and How You Can Meet Their Needs

These days looking green and being green are two very different things. As the eco-friendly movement has picked up momentum over the last twenty years, a shift has occurred where it is now fashionable to be green. Bamboo floors, native landscaping, reclaimed barn wood — it looks good, but it may or may not beRead More

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What Rising Mortgage Rate Trends Mean for Your Clients

Rising interest rates, and rising mortgage rates, mean that the economy is doing better. Even though rates have been increasing since hitting an all-time low in 2008, it’s important to stress to clients that rates continue to remain at historic lows. The Fed last raised interest rates (for the first time in seven years) onRead More

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Top Five Millennial Real Estate Trends

Millennials account for more than 32 percent of the US housing market. They are the largest generation to date and make up 68 percent of all first-time homebuyers. And now that the economy has improved a bit, that number will grow. So who are they? A Millennial is a person who was born between 1980Read More

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Spring Home Sales: What’s Trending in 2016

Real estate is one of the most fascinating market segments in this country. Market trends can be affected by everything from oil prices, to crime rates, to the seasons. So what’s happening this spring? What can we reasonably expect in 2016? The Experts According to Realtor.com, Spring 2016 is shaping up to be the bestRead More

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