Agents are using novel methods to plug the inventory gap



The low inventory of homes for sale is making life more difficult for some real estate agents, and in some markets there are twice as many real estate professionals as there are available listings. That means agents are fighting among themselves to get in on the sales action, and some are resorting to desperate measures […]

No end in sight to home appliance shortages



Builders are experiencing problems in procuring appliances for their new homes amid a COVID-19 pandemic-linked surge in demand for the products. The high demand of household appliances is due to a sharp uptick in home remodeling projects, which have suddenly become very popular as people are forced to spend more time at home. In addition, […]

Effective Ways To Prepare Your Home for an Appraisal



When you’re selling a house, it’s not as simple as listing it on Facebook and waiting for buyers to come flocking to you. One of the most important steps you’ll need to take when selling your home is getting an appraisal. During a home appraisal, a certified, licensed professional will inspect your property and determine […]

Sellers still call the shots, but market dynamics could change



Realtor.com said in its latest Weekly Recovery Report that the housing market is still outperforming historical standards, with average home prices rising to new highs and homes selling faster. Danielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com, said sellers continue to call the shots in the housing market today, with new inventory vanishing almost as soon as […]

Report: A growing divide emerges in the housing market



There’s a growing divide in real estate, with some home shoppers fortunate enough to be able to buy newer and bigger homes, while others who have experienced job losses face losing their current home. The U.S. unemployment rate grew to 8.4% in August, and many Americans have been left struggling to pay their mortgages or […]

How Increasing Student Debt Will Affect Young Home Buyers



The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are widespread, and they’re not just affecting seasoned full-time workers. College students, in particular, are facing a lot of uncertainty — not just in the short-term but potentially for years — or even decades — to come. Students are having an even harder time paying for college in light […]

Tips for Defending Your Home from Hail



Hail can cause a lot of damage to your home if you don’t make the right preparations. These tips for defending your home from hail will show you how to keep your home safe and secure when a storm rolls in. Prioritize Your Roof When you’re building your home or replacing an old roof, invest […]

How COVID-19 is affecting property managers



Property managers and landlords have had to move fast to adapt to the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their new policies, designed to keep associates and residents safe, are now starting to reshape their business priorities too. Property management tech firm AppFolio recently carried out a survey of 1,000 property management professionals and […]

Creative Ways For Increasing Your Home’s Value



People will tell you that real estate is one of the safest investments out there. And they are not wrong. Real estate really is a great investment. Not only does its value remain stable, but it also appreciates over the years. And if you want, you can further accelerate the rate at which your property’s […]

4 long-term impacts the COVID-19 outbreak will have on housing



Everyone agrees that the COVID-19 outbreak is set to have a long lasting impact on the U.S. economy, and the housing market is no exception. In a new report this week, Apartment List has outlined some of the long-term changes it thinks will affect real estate. 1. Reduced mobility The report notes that people’s mobility […]