Special Report: How to make the most of open houses

It’s 11 a.m. and brunch is calling your name. But instead of meeting your friends for breakfast tacos, you’ve got to get your game face on — and it’s not to cheer on your favorite football team. Signs and balloons in hand, you’re out the door for this afternoon’s big hoorah: Open House Sunday. Love them or hate them, to many in the business these regular marketing events are a “necessary evil,” while others put a more positive spin on this opportunity to interact with their community …

Low housing inventory, high prices make it harder to buy

Zillow’s announcement that national home values increased 4.9 percent comes on the heels of similar data from Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which reported a 5.7 percent increase in home prices. Both reports came to the same conclusion: The inc…

How I learned to stop worrying and love low-inventory markets

If you’re a broker or an agent in any booming metropolitan area, you’ve heard the excuse over and over again, “It’s a low inventory market.” Granted a low inventory market typically indicates a seller’s market, which means sharply rising prices, a torr…

11 agent-tested tactics to drum up homes for buyers when inventory is tight

Savvy real estate agents can almost always find homes for their buyers — even in markets where the supply of homes for sale is as scarce as California water. Agents are smart to hone these skills because the yearslong inventory shortage emerging from …

Even in robust housing market, some buyers can’t find homes

You’ve finally saved up that down payment. You’re ready to take advantage of low mortgage interest rates. But you can’t find a home in your price range. Unfortunately, you’re not alone …

Why is housing inventory so low?

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the consistently low housing inventory levels throughout the nation. Very little, however, has been written about the reasons why inventory levels are so low, especially following the economic disrupt…

Why is housing inventory so low?

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the consistently low housing inventory levels throughout the nation. Very little, however, has been written about the reasons why inventory levels are so low, especially following the economic disrupt…

Global luxury real estate market showing ‘strong momentum’

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