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Be on the Lookout for Up-and-Coming Communities

Recently I had a client call me to discuss how excited she was about writing an offer on an exciting new community in her area. I asked her if it was a community that I happen to know a lot about. She was so surprised that I had so much knowledge about it even though […]

How to Make the Best of Your Time When You are a Site Agent

With builders back in the market, they are calling upon agents to sit at model homes waiting to tour prospective buyers. This article isn’t going to tout the benefits or the cautions about making this commitment (as I certainly do not recommend this for everyone), but instead I am addressing how to make the best […]

How to Hire the Right People for Your Renovation

One of the first decisions you have to make when doing a home renovation is who you will work with to complete your renovation. I wouldn’t even think of starting a renovation until I had all the players in place. A renovation is a project that requires an immense amount of attention to detail. If […]

The 20 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When They Renovate – Part II

Last week, I covered ten of the most common mistakes homeowners can make when they take on a renovation project. Here is the rest of my list! Failing To Anticipate Chaos When you are renovating you can expect that something will go wrong.  Timing deadlines often can’t be met because when one things go wrong […]

Renovation Mistakes You Don’t Want Your Clients to Make

Many of your potential seller clients are opting to do “minor” renovations before they put their homes on the market to sell.  They believe that these renovations will bring them big returns. However, that can be the opposite of what really ends up happening because they fail to do their research and planning before they […]

The Census Bureau Does More Than Just Track Population

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The United States Census Bureau is one of my favorite resources for everything from population charts, area information, and even what is happening in real estate. Wait…did you know that the Census Bureau tracks what is hot in housing trends? They do indeed! The Census Bureau conducts The Survey of Construction which looks at current […]

New Construction in High Demand

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New construction is a major driver of real estate markets nationwide. Without it inventory levels remain lower than normal and house prices can’t help but rise. In order to look forward to what is expected for the spring building market you have to first understand what it takes to build a home. With the average […]

NEW HOMES SALES TO SURGE BY 30%

I have been reporting on new home sales for years and track this facet of the market with a great deal of interest as a Master in Residential Marketing through the NAHB. I find the new home market to be a strong barometer of what is happening with the market as a whole. A stat […]

Custom Homes on the Rise Could Spell Opportunity

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Custom homes have always been a part of any real estate market and will continue to be. The number of homes being built on an owner’s land with either the home owner or builder acting as the general contractor jumped significantly in 2014. Is it that we are all watching too many home improvement shows […]

New Construction: Trends You Need to Know

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As real estate professionals we are trained to keep a very close eye on changes in the housing marketplace. But we also need to pay particular attention to what is happening in the world of new construction, as construction trends can have a dramatic impact on the housing market. Here are five important trends we’ve […]

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