Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

PAPERWORK An agent will help with all disclosures and paperwork necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment. This helps remove much of the liability a buyer or seller could face. EXPERIENCE Navigating today’s real estate and mortgage processes can be like walking through a minefield of … [Read more...]

October Existing-Home Sales Cool but Low Inventory Drives Prices

Existing-home sales declined for the second consecutive month in October, while constrained inventory means home prices continue to see double-digit year-over-year gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include … [Read more...]

Great Advice for Senior Sellers During Showings

If there is one that frustrates real estate agents the most, it is when homeowners decide to stay home for showings! So, how do you get a senior homeowner to leave when their home is being shown? First, let’s consider why they are choosing to stay there in the first place. Even though it may … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Starts Cut in Half

Foreclosure starts have fallen to half the level they were a year earlier, according to second quarter data recently released from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  In the second quarter, there were 150,592 foreclosures started—down 50.8 percent from the second quarter of 2012. … [Read more...]

Statement From NAR President Gary Thomas on Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule

The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas: "The re-proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage rule announced this morning is a victory for homebuyers and the future of homeownership in this country. This version of the QRM rule will give creditworthy … [Read more...]

Renters Thinking More about Owning a Home, Say Homeownership is a Top Priority

Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say home-ownership is one of their highest priorities for the future, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors®. The 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey also found that renters … [Read more...]