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New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate

Earlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry, tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activityHome Price – Growth in...

7 Strategies for a 2020 Open House

Some Highlights Buyer interest is high right now, so this summer is a great time to sell your house.Here are 7 strategies to help make your house showing a safe and effective one.Let’s connect today to get your house on the market while buying is...

National Homeownership Month

Some Highlights National Homeownership Month is a great time to reflect on how we can each promote stronger community growth.Homeownership helps families build financial freedom, find greater happiness and satisfaction, and make a positive impact on our local communities.Let’s connect today if homeownership is part of your future...

Three Things to Understand About Unemployment Statistics

Tomorrow morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the latest Employment Situation Summary, which will include the most current unemployment rate. It will be a horrific number. Many analysts believe unemployment could be greater than 20%. These numbers represent families across the nation that are not sure when (or if) they will return to work. The emotional impact on these...

Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it will take for summer travelers to be back in action and for the industry to fully recover. Homeowners who rent their secondary properties on their own or through programs like Airbnb, which has over 660,000 listings in the U.S. alone,...

Top Reasons to Own Your Home

Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re in a position to buy, homeownership might help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been searching for this year.Let’s connect today to determine if homeownership is the right next step for you and your...

Economists Forecast Recovery to Begin in the Second Half of 2020

With the U.S. economy on everyone’s minds right now, questions about the country’s financial outlook continue to come up daily. The one that seems to keep rising to the top is: when will the economy begin to recover? While no one knows exactly how a rebound will play out, expert economists around the country are becoming more aligned on when the recovery will begin. According...

Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of Guide

In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a low-ball offer. We...

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in strategic phases, business activity will help bring our nation back to life. Many economists indicate a recovery should begin to happen in the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some of the...

2020 Homeowner Wish List

Some Highlights In a recent study by realtor.com, homeowners noted some of the main things they would change about their homes to make them more livable.Not surprisingly, more space, an updated kitchen, and a home gym rose to the top of the list.If you’re thinking of selling this year, having these items in your listing might make your house more desirable than ever to potential...

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