• Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need

      In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

      Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year. The […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • How Supply and Demand Impacts Real Estate Home Values [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The concept of supply & demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high!
      • Anything under a 6-month supply is a seller’s market!
      • Nationally, there has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012!
      • Inventory levels differ depending on the area of the country and price range, so let’s get together to discuss the exact market conditions in our area.
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • America Needs Your House!!

      The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added): Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist “The underlying fundamental issue is an overwhelming lack of supply… The supply of […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?

      The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline,  “National Home Prices Now 50% Above March 2011 Bottom” The real estate market has come a long way since 2011, which is great news […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth

      Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home in January. […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 14,904 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

      There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale. Something these homeowners might want to take into consideration is the fact that if their homes haven’t sold yet, maybe they’re not priced properly. After all, 14,904 houses sold yesterday, 14,904 will sell today, and […]
      Written by Denise Zervos