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Nov
5

Keir Weimer and The Keir Weimer Team Join Engel & Völkers

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                Lake Placid, NY | 11/20/2019– Engel & Völkers announced today that Keir Weimer and his Team, The Keir Weimer Team–one of Upstate NY’s top luxury real estate brokerage teams–has joined its brokerage as global real estate advisors. Keir and his team have been innovators and pioneers in […]

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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
31

Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020

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So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the resulting recession, just to name a few, the second quarter of 2020 has had more than a few challenges. Amidst the many roadblocks, however, the U.S. homeownership […]

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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
16

Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?

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There’s a great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back to the market. According to Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com: “Sellers continue returning to the market at a cautious pace and further improvement […]

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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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Apr
17

Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

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With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing market is in trouble. For those who remember 2008, it’s logical to ask that question. Many of us experienced financial hardships, lost homes, and were out of work during the Great […]

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