Uh-oh: High-risk home loans are on the rise again

Now that these buyers have relatively easy access to credit (albeit at a high risk), they’re snapping up homes at the lowest price tier and driving up home prices.

It’s a Sellers’ Market—but Not for Millennials: Report

Even as homeowners, millennials are drawing the short straw. According to the 2018 Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends, newly released, millennial sellers—even with the proverbial “upper hand”—are having to change their closing date or cut their list price. Many, even, have had deals fall apart, against outside stressors and tight timelines—and, the majority […]

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Is the Housing Market Normalizing? One Sign the Tide’s Turning

With demand strong and supply weak, the housing market is overwhelmingly partial to sellers. The average homeowner is profiting $40,000 at resale (with decade-high returns in 2017), and higher in the hottest markets, where they’re attracting multiple offers in record time. Now, there’s an early indicator that the market may shift. At the start of […]

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5 tips for creating the strongest bid in a seller’s market

All buyers want that perfectly-located, magazine-worthy dream home. Such properties quickly generate multiple offers in very short time, but only one of those offers succeeds — and you want that offer to come from your buyers.

New Data Finds Homeowners Struggle When Selling, Despite Hot Market

Twelve days before Thanksgiving, Mark and Sue Meaney decided to put their 109-year-old house on the market. They looked at comps of similar-sized homes near their St. Paul neighborhood, agreed on a price with their agent and waited anxiously for their first offer to roll in. Mark and Sue knew their timing wasn’t ideal. The […]

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How high will homebuyers go?

While some might have expected the record-breaking home price growth and historically low inventory levels seen in 2017 to push buyers away, buyer demand remained strong, and those who had the extra cash to be competitive in a seller’s market showed up in full force — something that is evidenced in Zillow’s latest home sales analysis …

When is the housing market’s Black Friday?

On the day after Thanksgiving, buyers will be flocking to stores and online retailers to find the best deals of the year. But, according to Trulia, real estate’s Black Friday happened three months ago, when sellers are anxious to move their home off th…

4 mistakes to avoid when your sellers get multiple offers

As inventory continues to tighten, the demand from homebuyers is at an all time high. It’s become very evident over these past few summer months that the real estate market is on fire …

4 mistakes to avoid when your sellers get multiple offers

As inventory continues to tighten, the demand from homebuyers is at an all time high. It’s become very evident over these past few summer months that the real estate market is on fire …

Gary Gold: 5 ways to get a great buy in a seller’s market

Great deals are rarely listed on the MLS as a great deal — especially in a seller’s market. They are often deals that have been crafted through the strategic efforts of the buyer’s agents and listing agents. Use these five tips to get a great deal for your buyers …