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Monthly Archives: May 2019

    The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | May 31, 2019

    Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home? Read More

    The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

    By Keeley Ryan | May 30, 2019

    There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less affordable than it had been over the last ten years, we need to understand why and what that means. On a monthly basis, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), produces... Read More

    Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise

    By Keeley Ryan | May 29, 2019

    As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average age in the U.S. is 78 years old!  As a... Read More

    2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home

    By Keeley Ryan | May 28, 2019

    In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly. In the mind of the homeowner, annual home price... Read More

    All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

    By Keeley Ryan | May 27, 2019

    We remember, today and always. Read More

    The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | May 24, 2019

    Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% o... Read More

    4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

    By Keeley Ryan | May 23, 2019

    Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts. For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not always been the case. Gallup explains:... Read More

    Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

    By Keeley Ryan | May 22, 2019

    According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a foreclosure brings to mind the old saying: “Fool me once- shame on you. Fool me twice- shame on me.” According to the 2019 Home Buyer Report from NerdWallet, “Thirteen... Read More

    Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes?

    By Keeley Ryan | May 21, 2019

    Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend Report by NAR clarifies this point! NAR’s findings show that Baby Boomers (43%) and the Silent... Read More

    Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

    By Keeley Ryan | May 20, 2019

    In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement... Read More