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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 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 […]

Multi-Generational Homes – Big-Time Demand!

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Multi-generational homes are increasing in demand across the country. First I want to explain what a multi-generational home is: It is a home that can have multiple families living under one roof in separate spaces. A multi-generational home could house a married couple caring for an older parent, a grandparent living with an adult grandchild, […]

What Makes A Strong Market?

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When it comes to HOT or STRONG real estate markets, a simple question often asked is “what makes a market strong?” The obvious answer being … DEMAND, of course. While demand absolutely drives people to buy in certain areas there are reasons for that demand and you have to look beyond the current demand to […]

Spring Leads Into a Robust Summer Market

house with pool

Over the past few years we have been used to real estate sales taking a breather in the summer months after the usual spring boost of sales. However, this year is different and the rate of new single family home sales has continued to soar to its fastest pace in seven years. This has caused […]

Inventory Shortages – The Next Bubble?

Housing Shortages

While my company has an international reach, many of my clients are based in the Puget Sound area of Washington State which is currently a very hot area for real estate. In fact, it is not unusual in several neighborhoods for there to be more than 10, 15, or even 20 or more offers for […]

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