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How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall

Oct
20

How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall

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Real estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale.   Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes, looking to capitalize on today’s historically low interest rates, […]

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Oct
2

Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers

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Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers Buying or selling a home is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here’s what you need to know about buying and selling in Upstate New York. ​ Buyers Work with a Realtor. You’ll feel more secure working with an expert Realtor with strong knowledge of the […]

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Sep
28

Not All Agents Are Created Equal

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In today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate professional when selling a house. The reality is, the addition of more information can lead to more confusion. A real estate agent can be your essential guide, but truth be […]

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Aug
13

Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years

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Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues. The way the housing market is positioned today, however, low mortgage rates are actually making homes more affordable, even as prices rise. Here’s why. According to the Mortgage Monitor Report from Black Knight: “While home […]

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Aug
6

Why Homeowners Have Great Selling Power Today

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We’re sitting in an optimal moment in time for homeowners who are ready to sell their houses and make a move this year. Today’s homeowners are, on average, staying in their homes longer than they used to, and this is one factor driving increased homeowner equity. When equity grows, selling a house becomes increasingly desirable. Here’s a breakdown […]

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Jul
23

Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound

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     With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to ignite that spark. […]

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Jul
9

Taking Advantage of Affordability in Today’s Market

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Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is no exception. Understanding how affordability works and the main market factors that impact it may help those who are ready to buy a home narrow down their optimal window of time to make a purchase. […]

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Jun
15

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running

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Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment. Gallup explained: “Real estate remains the most favored investment to […]

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Jun
3

Is it time to sell your vacation home?

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  The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it will take for summer travelers to be back in action and for the industry to fully recover. Homeowners who rent their secondary properties on their own or through […]

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May
1

Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

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With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process. Today, many analysts believe one of the first things […]

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