In ‘Healthy Shift,’ More Homeowners on Board With Selling

Are homeowners warming up? With prices rapidly rising, homeowners have been reluctant to sell, fearful of being unable to afford another home—a catch-22, because inventory is limited as it is, and compounded further when homes are kept off the market. Now, their confidence is growing, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing […]

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Buyers Lured to Midwest: Realtor.com

Buyers are eyeing the Midwest, where, compared to the coasts, there are more practical prices, according to the latest ranking by realtor.com®. July’s hottest housing markets, based on days on market and online views, were: 1. Midland, Texas Age of Inventory (Median): 29 days 2. Fort Wayne, Ind. Age of Inventory (Median): 34 days 3. […]

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5 steps for creating a zen-like transaction for your buyers

During her time navigating Denver’s bustling real estate industry, Jill Schafer has learned a few tricks to make the buying and selling process as seamless as possible. Here are her top five insights to help reduce homebuyer stress.

Forget a Garage—Buyers Won’t Budge on High-Rated Schools

Buyers have their eyes on schools, and with the irrefutable link between the quality of schools and values, a district with high ratings trumps all—even coveted features of a home, according to a new realtor.com® survey. To get into their desired district, 78 percent of the homebuyers surveyed had to let go of something on […]

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Down, but Not Out: Buyers See Some Success

Against discouragingly inadequate inventory and high prices, buyers are finding a way, according to a new survey. Fifty-one percent of homebuyers did not pay above asking price, despite concerns over multiple-offer scenarios, 42 percent made one or two offers, at most, and 34 percent were “unfazed” by the increases in prices and rates, according to […]

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For millennials, it’s all about finding the right neighborhood ‘vibe’

Does the traditional tidy cape with the white picket fence on a tree-lined street still constitute the American homebuyer’s dream? Ally Homes surveyed consumers to find out.

The 5 most important things I’ve learned during my decade in real estate

Launching a housing startup in 2008, in the shadow of the housing crisis, wasn’t for the faint of heart. Just ask Rob Chrane of Down Payment Resource and Greg Robertson of Cloud CMA.

6 tips for snagging buyers with your Facebook ads

Strong homebuyer demand has homes flying off the market faster than ever. In fact, 44 percent sell in less than a month. To catch buyers’ attention and make sales in this fast-paced market, you have to make sure your Facebook ads speak to exactly what …

Millennial Buyers Face a Tough Housing Market

(TNS)—Yvonne Jimenez Smith and her husband, Brandon Smith, spoke in whispers recently as they visited a white stucco house they planned to buy on a leafy street in San Jose, Calif. After six months of aggressive hunting, they were on their way to a small suburban home of their own after spending most of their […]

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11 reasons for sale by owner is a terrible idea

Frank, a smart and tech-savvy Denver homeowner, thought he’d skip the agent commission and sell his house himself. He researched his home’s property value, found a buyer and got the house under contract. It seemed like a done deal.