Want a good deal on a home? Buy in December

The day after Christmas is the best day to buy a home if you’re looking for a discount, according to a new study from Attom Data Solutions. Overall December is the best month to buy a home if you’re looking for a deal, the study found.

Want a good deal on a home? Buy in December

The day after Christmas is the best day to buy a home if you’re looking for a discount, according to a new study from Attom Data Solutions. Overall December is the best month to buy a home if you’re looking for a deal, the study found.

7 reasons most FSBOs crash and burn

For-sale-by-owners have good intentions, but their knowledge is weak. They simply don’t know what they don’t know. Here are seven reasons FSBOs tend to be unsuccessful — and eventually hire a real estate agent. 

Affordability Aside, Housing Optimism Picks Up

The confidence consumers have in housing is picking up steam—but not because of the market outright, according to the August Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 88, the gauge grew 1.5 percentage points month-over-month; however, the confidence consumers have is on par with the prior year, and they are more keen on macro […]

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Confidence in Housing Teeters

After a positive start to the summer, the confidence consumers have in housing is teetering, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for July. At 86.5, the Index sunk 4.2 percentage points month-over-month, and 0.3 percentage points year-over-year. Twenty-four percent of homebuyers were optimistic about purchasing—a four-percentage point dip from June—and 41 […]

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5 ways to calm your sellers’ nerves when showings slow down

One of the toughest parts of the job can be keeping your sellers from stressing during the hectic process of listing, showing and selling their home. Here are five strategies to help keep your sellers’ nerves calm when showings slow down. 

Rising interest rates worrying your clients? Tell them these 5 things

If you are working with clients who are on the fence about buying or listing a property, the rate increase could be a great motivator. Here are five facts about interest rate increases that may inspire clients to move.

Confidence in Housing Slightly Wilts

The confidence consumers have in housing is slightly wilting, as homebuyers are immobilized by sparse supply, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for June. At 90.7, the Index flattened 1.6 percentage points month-over-month, but remains up by 2.4 percentage points year-over-year. Twenty-eight percent of homebuyers are optimistic about purchasing—no change from […]

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Sellers Win: Average Homeowner Gaining $40,000 at Resale

Sellers are winning. According to an analysis recently released by Zillow, the average homeowner pocketed $38,856, or a 20.8 percent return, when selling, having had their home for 8.4 years. “In a housing market that’s been plagued by low inventory and increasing demand, homeowners in the nation’s hottest markets have been able to cash in […]

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Confidence in Housing at New Record

Confidence in housing is at a new record, with the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdoing its past peak. The boost was ignited by optimism from sellers, who are benefitting from increasing prices. At 92.3, the Index rose 0.6 percentage points month-over-month and 6.1 points year-over-year. “The HPSI edged up to another survey […]

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