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The Price is…Wrong?

If your listing isn’t selling and the days-on-market numbers are ticking upward, you need to look beyond your CMA to find out the cause. While most agents rely strongly on their CMA, it often doesn’t give a big picture account of what is currently happening in the market. Recently I had two clients ask me […]

Ask Denise: Reporting the Highs and Lows

Q: “Denise, although I am not too worried about this since buyers seem to be back out in droves, prices in our market did make an adjustment over this time last year. I always report on year-over-year stats, but what do I do if prices have adjusted downward? Do I still report the information?” A: […]

Stop Asking Me if we are in a Housing Bubble!

When home prices are skyrocketing to new record highs it is natural to wonder if what goes up will be coming down.   The question I get asked all the time is when will this happen, are we in a housing bubble, and when will it burst. I want to assure you that our market is […]

Aging in Place: What You Need to Know

an older couple talking

Every year when I do my annual predictions I make a prediction on home renovation activity. It is no secret to anyone who has read these predictions that I have been predicting record high renovation projects to be started and completed in the next five years. The reason for this is very simple, people are […]

Ask Denise: Mid-Year Tips for “Almost Now” Clients

Q: “Denise, this spring has gotten away from me and I have a few ‘almost now’ clients in my pipeline that I need to reach out to. What do you suggest?” A: I would suggest putting together a half-year market review for the area they are considering either buying or selling in. This should include a […]

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 […]

In the News

Rolled up Newspaper

You may have seen a number of articles recently talking about how the Super-Mega home is making a comeback. While they make a decent argument that some people will always think bigger is better, I actually couldn’t disagree more. Our two largest buying segments of the market are the Baby-Boomers and Gen-Xers. Both of these […]

In the News

Rolled up Newspaper

A recent article put out by CNN and a report put out by Barclays Capital echoes what I have been saying for over 2 years, real estate is expected to hit record setting levels in the next 26 months. I have been talking about an expected real estate boom for quite some time now. I […]

Are You a Math-a-phobic? Get Over It

I want you to remember when you went to real estate school and learned how to be an agent. It might have been a long time ago; it might have been just a few weeks ago.  In order to get your license you had to do some fairly grueling math. How did you do? I’ll […]

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