More Than Half of Homes Are Selling for Above Asking Price

More Than Half of Homes Are Selling for Above Asking Price June 8, 2021 Low inventory and high demand are causing unprecedented competition for homes across the country. And that competition is sending prices upward—and, often, well past the asking price. According to data outlined in a recent article from REALTOR® Magazine, 51 percent of...

Most Pandemic Buyers Happy With Their Home Purchase and the Process

Most Pandemic Buyers Happy With Their Home Purchase and the Process June 1, 2021 Between COVID restrictions, low inventory, and high competition, there’s no denying that the real estate market has been tough for buyers over the past year. But despite those challenges, the majority of buyers are happy with their decision to buy. According...

A Peek Into the Expectations of Home Sellers in Today’s Market

A Peek Into the Expectations of Home Sellers in Today’s Market May 25, 2021 Between record low inventory and high buyer demand, today’s real estate market is one of the most seller-friendly in recent history. And that seller-friendly market is driving some serious expectations among homeowners. A recent survey from realtor.com, which surveyed homeowners planning...

Home Prices Increase 11.3% Year Over Year

Home Prices Increase 11.3% Year Over Year May 11, 2021 High demand and low inventory has driven home prices up across the US. But how much, exactly, have home values increased over the past year? According to CoreLogic’s most recent U.S. Home Price Insights Report, home prices in the United States increased 11.3 percent from...

9 of the Punny-est Real Estate Memes on the Internet

9 of the Punny-est Real Estate Memes on the Internet May 4, 2021 Who doesn’t like a good pun?! Yes, even the people who groan when they hear one. Deep down, everyone appreciates a well-crafted pun. Which is why “punny” real estate memes go over so well (when they’re done right). Here’s nine of the...

2021 Home-Buying Insights From Mortgage Lenders

2021 Home-Buying Insights From Mortgage Lenders May 4, 2021 The majority of buyers purchase their home using a mortgage. So, what do mortgage lenders want buyers to know about buying a home—particularly in today’s hot real estate market? A recent article from realtor.com outlined the key insights mortgage lenders want home buyers to understand if...

Before Giving Up on Buying a House, Do These 5 Things First

Before Giving Up on Buying a House, Do These 5 Things First April 20, 2021 It’s common for people who are dreaming of owning their own home to feel like they couldn’t possibly make it a reality. Maybe you feel like you can’t qualify for a mortgage, or you’re concerned about having enough of a...