Category Archives: Market Information

Why Now is the Time to Enter the Housing Market

  Dear Reader, If you’ve been tossing around the idea of putting your home on the market or buying a new home, now is a great time to do so. For buyers this means that homes are still affordable and interest rates are low. For sellers this means that home…   Read more »

Home Luxuries: What’s In, What’s Out

Which amenities can luxury home buyers expect to find in today’s market? For our latest Real Estate Lab report, we combed through two years’ worth of luxury listings to see which words and phrases are trending up and down. We defined luxury listings as homes for sale that are priced at…   Read more »

9 Furniture Tips for Small Spaces

In a booming economy, people can afford to live large. From the American automobile to flatscreen televisions, bigger is better. Even homes and furnishings have grown in size. However, a larger scale does not work for everyone, especially those living in a smaller space. The best way to furnish a…   Read more »

Are You Ready to Buy a House?

The idea of owning your home is an exciting one, but how do you know if you’re ready? Before you take the plunge, answer the questions below:   1. What’s your financial situation? Having a clear understanding of your finances is necessary when you’re considering buying a home. Prior to…   Read more »

Spring Home Buying Season Off To Early Start

Realtor.com’s February 2013 national housing data indicates that listing inventories increased 1.15 percent month-over-month; median age of inventory was at 98 days, a 9.26 percent decrease month-over-month; and median list prices were slightly higher month-over-month at $189,900. These numbers show that home buyers are getting an early start on the spring season…   Read more »