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
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
Whether you find your serenity in the sound of waves crashing in, the breeze rolling off the lake or the lightly rushing waters of the river, owning a waterfront home can provide a peaceful tranquility.
As summer approaches, living by the water can mean access to water sports, sun and sand. In the Southern states, these
Owning a coastal property is a dream come true for many people, offering striking views, a more relaxed way of life, fresh, clean air, open space, and total escapism to those who are lucky enough to realize their vision. There is nothing quite like waking up to the sounds and smells of the ocean and,
As we’ve stated in previous articles, Americans are purchasing vacation real estate, second homes and recreational property at a more rapid rate than in recent years. FromMinnesota to Southern Florida, Americans are once again pursuing vacation property while the conditions are right. Several market factors can help explain this strong demand and trends point to
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
Discretionary spending all but vanished during the “Great Recession” for the previous decade, but key indicators show that Americans are returning to vacation properties as an investment and a place to enjoy. Many consumers have spent the last few years getting their credit back in order and rebuilding their financial health, and most are seeing
When Americans remodel or build new homes, that is good news for the timber industry and timber owners. Current trends are showing a great recovery ongoing in this lucrative market.
United Country has seen a 33% increase in sales of residential building lots in August and a 45% rise year-to-date. Numbers like these show a marked