Entries by Stalzer-Bro

Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now!

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage: “While feedback from REALTORS® continues to suggest healthy levels of […]

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2016 will be the year that the housing market again races forward. […]

The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their first issue of the Housing Opportunities & Market Experience Survey (HOME). In the report, NAR revealed what Americans believe to be the most appealing aspects of homeownership. Here is a graph showing the results: It is interesting to see that the two most appealing aspects had nothing to do with […]

Why Do Americans Consider Moving?

Some Highlights: In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed “change in climate/weather” as their top reason for wanting to relocate. 41% would move for a better job opportunity. Being closer to loved ones filled out 3 of the top 6 reasons why American’s move.

Local Real Estate Agents Suggest Fix for Starbucks Cup Controversy

If you’ve been watching the news lately you’ve noticed everyone talking about the Starbucks cup controversy. Many people are upset that Starbucks has decided to remove “Merry Christmas” from there cups. It’s been cover on ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, FOX News, and CNBC. In order to avoid the controversy represented by the “red” […]

WE NEED YOU(R HOUSE)!!

Though the real estate market has improved, we still have one item holding it back from a full recovery – a robust supply of homes for sale. Demand has increased dramatically. At the same time, housing inventory is decreasing especially at the lower price points. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed that there is a pent-up seller demand caused by […]

5 FINANCIAL REASONS TO BUY A HOME

We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership in his paper –The Dream Lives On: […]

5 REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T FOR SALE BY OWNER

In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five reasons: 1. […]

WHY YOU SHOULD STOP RENTING & BUY TODAY!

There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. HOUSING COST & NET WORTH Whether you rent or buy, you have a monthly housing cost. AS A BUYER, YOU ARE PAYING YOUR MORTGAGE. Every mortgage payment is a form of what Harvard University’s […]