While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March last year, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to ... » Learn More about Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?
The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% ... » Learn More about Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?
From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, ... » Learn More about HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Home Maintainenance
The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership ... » Learn More about New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put
“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a ... » Learn More about The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021