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Generational Housing Needs and Their Effect on the Market

3 Family generations

There are four distinct generations that are changing the types of homes in demand today. They include these generations: The Silent Generation: born 1925-1945 Baby Boomers: born 1946-1964 Generation X: born 1965-1980 Generation Y: born 1981-2000 Each of the generations have very specific housing needs which require updated floor plans. This is creating both challenges […]

Ask Denise: Spotting Market Trends

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I would really like to know more about how to research market statistics to spot trends, but I don’t want it to take a ton of time. What do you recommend? A:  Good for you! Your first step should be to take a closer look at your MLS. Many MLS’s have either live […]

Remodeling Hits an All-time High!

Happy Painting Couple

People ask me all the time about my personal formula for home remodels, but in my experience every project and every home is unique. I let each home visually tell me how it needs to be changed. For some remodels a complete new kitchen is in order, while other kitchens can be transformed with new […]

Helping Sellers Get Realistic About Price

lingering home for sale

Unrealistic sellers have been a big challenge for real estate agents for decades. It is common for sellers to have a different view of their home value than the market does. The difficulty comes when it is time to get the home listed and the seller believes that they are leaving money on the table […]

The Pulse of the Market

Sharing market update with clients

How to Take and Benefit from the Pulse of the Market: Agents have been contacting me these past few weeks asking me when the market was going to come back. I didn’t realize it had gone anywhere. I wrote about the strength of our market a few weeks ago, but it seems that any time […]

New Construction: Trends You Need to Know

New Construction floorplans

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 […]

Ask Denise: Overpriced Listing

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am the listing agent for an overpriced property. Unfortunately, I allowed it to be priced optimistically when I listed it a few months ago and my client is only allowing a minimal price reduction instead of the larger price reduction needed to bring it in line with the market. I told her […]

The Market Now and What Is Coming

office workers with a bar graph

The spring and early summer brought a very robust real estate market in many areas and many price points. Multiple offers became the norm in many markets and agents found themselves busier than they had been in years. The market was moving, buyers were out looking and sellers who previously couldn’t sell were finally getting […]

Know Your Market: A Telling Look Back!

Houses and people from 1950's and now

A lot has changed over the past two decades in the housing industry. The makeup of buyers, tenants, as well as household formation has all changed dramatically. Here are some changes that are worth noting and keeping track of as time goes on. MEDIAN AGE AT FIRST MARRIAGE– There are many reasons people choose to […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate | Week 3: Lifestyle Living

deck chairs and water view

Today brings us to part three in our series on the changing face of real estate: lifestyle living. To access the other two weeks please click here: Part 1: Micro-Housing and Part 2: Generational Housing. This final, and probably the most important, topic in this series on how real estate needs are changing shows how […]

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