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The September Jobs Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. Though that percentage is well below what experts projected earlier...
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...
One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net worth of a homeowner is...
If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that...
Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set...
How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of...
When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else...
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemployment, and...
In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below...
With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially expected),...
In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According...
With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting...
The chart below shows the overall market statistics from April 2019 through June 20, 2020 Light green represents listing inventory for each month. Dark green...
Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported...
In a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won’t sell because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession....
Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric...
There are so many questions swirling around today about where the housing market is headed amid this economic slowdown. In order to best understand the...
Close-up of woman holding house key in new home As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have...
Row of colourful beach houses in Costa Nova, Portugal The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the...
Model of house with coins on wooden table on blurred background As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the...
With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their plans on hold...
One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the...
Green and red arrow signs pointing in up and down direction. Buy and Sell Concept. With the housing market staggered to some degree by the...
Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime,...