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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 […]

Predicting Real Estate Inventory: It’s All About the Permits

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have been talking about inventory challenges for years. Many markets across the country have experienced severe shortages of inventory caused by reduced new construction building. This has resulted in dramatically increased house prices. Don’t forget that the real estate market is just like the stock market […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate: 2017 and Beyond – Part 2

Real estate has been through so many changes over the past 10 years and there are more to come.  If we take a good look at how our population is aging and changing you can easily forecast some changes ahead.  In this two-part series we will look at the top 10 changes and trends the […]

Becoming a Market Expert: The 20 Things You Need to Know

If you want to be viewed as a market expert, you must completely understand your local market. Most of this information is easily accessible from your MLS. Every agent must be able to analyze for their marketplace: SALES ANALYSIS Go into the MLS and find out the total number of sales in your area/s for […]

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 […]

The Market is NOT Falling!!!

I have received so many emails this month asking me if the market is going to crash just because pending sales in their area have decreased slightly.  When I ask them what area they are in and when I look the stats up on the MLS I confirm what I know which is that the […]

Custom Home Building… Trend? Or Here to Stay?

More and more people are opting to build their own custom home rather than buy ready-made new construction.  There are many reasons for this which we will discuss shortly, but this increase will surely create a further shortage of available trades. The definition of a custom home build is when a home is built by […]

Single Family Tear-Downs

– An Interesting Look at Housing Starts Depending on where you are in the country, it may or may not be unusual for you to work with a buyer who finds the ideal lot in the ideal neighborhood – but it just happens to have an old and outdated home on the property. Although the […]

New Construction in High Demand

house under construction

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 […]

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