Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the year, especially given the uncertainty around the current health crisis, the upcoming election, and more? Here’s a look at what several industry-leading experts have to say….

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale

  Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American, just reported: “Since hitting a low point during the initial stages of the pandemic, the only major industry to display immunity to the economic impacts of the coronavirus is the housing market….

North Texas home starts boom as builders struggle to meet buyer demand

D-FW builders started almost 13,000 houses in the third quarter. North Texas builders scrambling to meet a flood of buyers have boosted home starts to the highest level in more than a decade. Dallas-Fort Worth single-family home starts soared by more than 34% in the third quarter from a year earlier, rising in the face…

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

  Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to wait until they retired to make a move to the beach, the golf course, or the senior living community they were looking to settle into for their later years in life….

Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

“It is a common call I am receiving right now, from potential buyers, lamenting the fact that they are living in a small apartment, working from home, with no outdoor space. Often there is more than one person sharing this space making the living conditions even harder. I ask my clients all the time, “are…

6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

  There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For…

The New Homeowner’s Guide to Preparing for Extreme Weather

Earning the title of homeowner is a big financial step, so as a new owner, you’ll probably do anything in your power to protect your investment. Homeowner’s insurance covers certain types of weather-related damage, wind damage associated with hurricanes or tornadoes, but it only kicks in after the damage has been done. So why not…

These 15 Home Improvements Deliver Big Insurance Discounts

when it  comes to homeowners insurance, it’s easy to set it and forget it. After all, most consumers only think about insurance when they’re getting a filing a claim or scoring homeowner insurance discounts when it’s time for a new policy. But if you take that approach, you could be leaving money on the table….

Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential

  In today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home prices nationwide are forecasted to increase 4.7% in 2020 and 4.1% in 2021. This means experts anticipate home values will continue climbing into next…