The year 2016 has been a great year in real estate. Buyers flocked to the residential real estate market, sellers received top dollar for their homes and homes sold at a faster rate. Statistics from the National Association of Realtors show an average of between two and three percent growth of existing home sales nationally
The year 2016 is proving to be a successful year for the United States wine industry. Social media influence and the mainstreaming of inexpensive wines are keeping the wine industry well positioned and consumers happy as we head into 2017. The industry is working to find ways to make cheaper wines more affordable while still
It’s been a seller’s market in 2016 with many buyers ready to make a deal. Mortgage interest rates are low and there are more buyers than sellers, causing residential sales to soar. If you’re looking to sell quickly and make top-dollar, now is the time to do so. With a few simple, low-cost tweaks, you
By: Guest Blogger, Erin Vaughan
Urban homesteaders are inspired by urban agriculture and driven to a sustainable lifestyle. They represent a small pocket of buyers whose aesthetic has slowly trickled out into the larger mainstream public, mirroring homebuyers’ growing interest in green homes and revitalization. Although urban farming has previously been blamed for lackluster markets and
Selling and buying properties aren’t easy tasks. It’s even more difficult if you are trying to do it alone. That’s where having the right real estate agent comes in. Agents can make the process of buying or selling go a lot smoother and usually have some valuable experience to assist in the negotiating and appraisal
In a time where many of us are living paycheck to paycheck, Americans are downsizing their living space in an unorthodox way in an effort cut back expenses. Many buyers are flocking to the idea of unconventional housing like tiny homes, which have taken the real estate market by storm.
Typically, homes in the United States
Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1999, are one of the biggest sources of consumer buying power in the market today. There are more than 80 million millennials in the United States – representing one-fourth of the entire population. Reaching them means using your fingertips instead of your voice.
Many companies have struggled to connect with
Existing home sales and home prices are expected to rise next year, according to an economic forecast presented by Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, and Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency at a residential real estate forum held during the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New
A recent Gallup poll found that Americans realize real estate is the best long-term investment. With mortgage rates at record low rates and reasonable prices in the non-urban sectors of the nation, now is the ideal time to look for an investment that can appreciate in value over time, produce income and uniquely gives you
Over the last decade big things have been changing in real estate sales and the biggest change … the auction market. For a long time, the auction industry was primarily considered a fix to relieve the market of distressed or unwanted properties. This is no longer the case and as a real estate owner, you