Housing market heats up — and it’s just getting started

An interesting article from CNBC about the national housing market. John W. Schoen | CNBC | July 30, 2013 at 3:02 PM ET If you tried to buy a home in Phoenix a year ago, you probably would have been able to land it for well under the asking price. Those … Continue reading

Prices Continue to Roll at Double-Digit Rates

RISMEDIA, Thursday, July 25, 2013— Existing-home sales declined in June but have stayed well above year-ago levels for the past two years, while the median price shows seven straight months of double-digit year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, … Continue reading

What Happens When Interest Rates Rise?

RISMEDIA, Saturday, June 22, 2013 Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for June showing the effects rising interest rates are having on certain markets around the country and the overall housing recovery. A short preview video and the complete June 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing … Continue reading

Florida’s Housing Market Shows Momentum

RISMEDIA, Wednesday, May 15, 2013— Regional Spotlight Florida’s housing market gained strength in first quarter 2013 with increased closed sales, more pending sales, higher median prices and a reduced supply of homes for sale compared to the same quarter in 2012, according to the latest housing data released by Florida … Continue reading

9 Steps for Showcasing a Listing During the Holidays

Whether it’s wreaths or menorahs, your sellers shouldn’t overdo it around the holidays. Here’s how to stage a listing properly during “the most wonderful time of the year.” From Realtor Magazine | December 2012 | By Barbara Ballinger Gone are the days when houses were best listed come spring when flowers bloomed … Continue reading