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When Will Home Prices Come Down?

August 09, 2022

As the market continues to shift, more and more questions are being asked about how home prices will behave in the coming months. Will home prices continue to rise, or will they finally start to come down? If you’ve been interested in selling your home and/or buying a new one but have been intimidated by the fast-moving market, ...

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Last Year's Housing Market Was a Wild Ride... Here's What to Expect in 2022

February 14, 2022

Last Year's Housing Market Was a Wild Ride...Here's What to Expect in 2022The US housing market has had a white hot year. Home sales are on track to reach the highest level in 15 years, with an estimated 6 million homes sold in 2021. But whether you benefited from this surge depended a lot on ...

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Why You Need A ‘Dream Team’ When Buying Your Home

December 15, 2021

We’ve all heard the phrase that ‘teamwork makes the dream work’.  Well there aren’t many much bigger dreams that the average person has than of one day owning their own home.  So when it comes to buying a home, will doing it all on your own (or just you and the internet) be enough ...

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Illinois Housing Sales August 2021

September 28, 2021

Sellers continued to reap the benefit of reduced inventory and keen interest in Illinois homes as statewide median prices rose 8.4 percent in August, according to data from Illinois REALTORS®.As the back-to-school season kicked off, homes sold in an average of 24 days statewide in August 2021, compared to an average of 46 days in August 2020. ...

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How the Moratorium’s End is Affecting Foreclosure Activity

September 13, 2021

Housing professionals have long been anticipating the response to the July 31 expiration of the federal moratorium on foreclosures. With August numbers coming in, analysts say there has indeed been a rise in foreclosure activity, but they do not expect a large influx. Borrowers across the nation collectively have record levels of home equity, and the sellers' market is ...

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Home Prices Are Soaring. Is That the Fed's Problem?

August 12, 2021

Robert S. Kaplan, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, has been nervously eyeing the housing market as he ponders the path ahead for monetary policy. Home prices are rising at a double-digit pace this year. The typical house in and around the city he calls home sold for $306,031 in June of this year, Zillow ...

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ARE PRE-LIST REPAIRS/UPDATES A GOOD IDEA IN THIS MARKET?

July 15, 2021

               Both buyers and sellers ask this question.  The answer is both yes and no.  Many home sellers are reluctant to improve the home stating “it was good enough for us” and most importantly, will I get my money back or more by ...

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It's a sellers market now.

May 16, 2021

Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it’s fueling a steady rise in home prices....

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3 Best Tips For Buyer's Agents In A Seller's Market

May 13, 2021

The real estate game has gone tougher this year with the low inventory and homes selling fast like hotcakes (for about 20-40% above the asking price!). It's no doubt a seller's market this year and agents commonly go through a bidding war given the low supply and the high demand. We have new agents who just ...

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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

March 11, 2021

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring. Here are five reasons why this ...

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How do you go about collecting reviews and testimonials from former clients?

February 13, 2021

For starters, remember that reviews and testimonials don’t have to be lengthy or long-winded. A straightforward sentence or two about a positive personal experience with your business can go a long way. At the close of a transaction, consider providing a comment card with room for clients to write a few reflections. You can also touch base via ...

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How to sell your home in the age of coronavirus

January 19, 2021

By: Diana OlickNot a lot of homeowners want to put their homes on the market in the midst of a pandemic, but some do need to move, and it’s not the worst time to sell. Demand for housing is still incredibly strong, despite the hit to the economy, and supply is at a record low.For the week ...

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3 Safe Holiday Gift Giving Tips You Can Practice This Year

December 10, 2020

2020 is a bit hellacious, but it doesn't and shouldn't stop us from spreading holiday cheers - virtually, that is. Here are our Top 3 Gift Giving Tips for this year's holiday season.Shop online and ship swiftly and early. Technology and e-commerce have made it easy and convenient for busy people to still personally shop ...

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How the holiday season impacts the Real Estate market!

November 25, 2020

The timing of buying and selling homes are linked through several factors. It is common for buyers to work in a quicker time frame than most sellers when finding either the right time to buy or the best time to sell. While the holidays can be known for the joy and cheer that is around, it is also one ...

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Top Three Best Cities in South Carolina to Live and Raise a Family

August 10, 2020

 Families have different priorities when it comes to relocating to different areas. Some would favor location with great amenities for the kids and the entire family to enjoy. While others will consider the size of the property and the number of rooms at the top of their must-have list. The moving season officially starts in April and ends ...

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Is now a good time to buy a home? Over 60% of surveyed Americans say yes

July 07, 2020

That's a 9-point climb in Fannie Mae’s HPSI measurement​​​​​​​Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index, a composite index designed to track consumers’ housing-related attitudes, intentions and perceptions, increased nine points in June to 76.5. Although the HPSI is down 15 points year-over-year, June’s gain marked the second rise in HPSI since April’s almost record ...

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5 Real Estate Trends to Watch

June 24, 2020

By Svitlana Gubriy Coronavirus has impacted not only the demand for hand sanitizer and facemasks, but also every corner of the market, including real estate. In March, when COVID-19 cases experienced a swift and steep uptick, real estate investment trusts (REITs) corrected sharply and quickly.Initial REIT underperformance in the time of COVID-19 stemmed from three major causes: rising ...

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5 Ways to make your real estate business adapt to the new normal. Here are simple safety tips to keep you healthy, safe, and productive during these uncertain times.

May 06, 2020

Photo Credit: Image by Klaus Hausmann from Pixabay  Real estate agents are considered to be essential workers in many areas. Therefore, even the pandemic is not going to make it completely go on a pause. Realtors are one of the frontline heroes who help keep our communities and economy intact. For this reason, there are local safety protocols ...

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Summertime is the perfect time for outdoor barbeques, beach, water adventures, lemonade, yard sales, traveling and of course purchasing a new family home!

March 09, 2020

For most people, moving from one home to another can be wearisome. Scheduling your move is one great way to make the experience a smoother and happier one for you and your entire family. When is the best time to move? Many people will say that summertime is the most ideal time to pack your bags and call ...

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Realtors kick-off 2020 on the right foot as home shoppers start to get busy in early January

January 08, 2020

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Holding an open house can still earn that incentive for the property you are selling.

September 11, 2019

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Is It the Right Time to Sell My Charlotte NC Home?

August 17, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Are you ready? Or not?One of the most commonly asked questions I often hear from sellers is “Is it the right time to sell my home?”If you’ve been considering it for a long time but cannot let go, perhaps it’s time to put your courage to ...

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These three key factors in marketing your property will get it sold for a higher price on time.

August 09, 2019

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Top 5 Budget-Friendly Staging Tips for Your Home

April 16, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty    The benefits of stagingOne of the most important processes of selling your Charlotte home is staging it. Staging is the combination of decorating and adding small touches to create the lifestyle your buyers would like to see.Staging helps bring out the home’s best features. The right staging ...

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Tips for good photography when listing your home

March 13, 2019

Having excellent photos are one of the key ingredients when marketing your home. Here are some tips to make the most of your pictures.1) Hire a professional photographer! Hands down, this will be the best money you spend in marketing your home! Don't try to use your smart phone... that isn't smart! But, if you MUST ...

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