Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing Market
Today’s housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it’s also setting up some outstanding opportunities for buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, there are perks today that are rarely available, and definitely worth looking into. Here are the top two. The Biggest Perk for Buyers: Low Mortgage Rates The... More
Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?
As remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to move out of bigger cities? Spending extra time at home and dreaming of more indoor and outdoor space is certainly sparking some interest among homebuyers. Early data shows an initial trend... More
Where Is the Housing Market Headed for the Rest of 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: The housing market is forecasted to finish the year with growing strength. Historically low mortgage rates are creating great potential for homebuyers, and home sales are on the rise. If you are thinking of Buying or Selling a home this year, contact us today to discuss maximizing your opportunity and to see how we can help... More
Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time
Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so the scale is tipped in favor of the sellers. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), total housing inventory is down... More
Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low
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. Of the respondents, 51% said they are “seriously worried.” That concern seems reasonable considering the current condition of the economy. The data, however, is showing that home purchasers are still... More
Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?
In today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually already be in motion or will be starting by the 3rd quarter of this year. With the housing market positioned to lead the way out of this recession, builder confidence might be a bright spark that gets the... More
2020 Chicago Real Estate Market Updates
Although Real Estate has not stopped operating throughout the pandemic, now that the city is re-opening, things are really picking up. We wanted to give you a brief update on the state of the Chicago Real Estate Industry and fill you in on some of the new safety precautions we are taking to ensure we... More
Chicago Real Estate Update: Open Houses Are Back!
Although Real Estate has not slowed down during the pandemic, we have had to make some changes to the way we operate. One major change we’ve made is we’ve been hosting all Open Houses virtually via Facebook Live. However, now that the city of Chicago is slowly re-opening, we are able to host in-person Open Houses... More
Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year
A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of all homebuyers are more likely to buy a home in the next year, even amid the current health crisis. The survey further revealed why, naming several reasons buyers are more likely to move this year (see graph below): Let’s break down why these... More
Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights The health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer. Check these 10 items off your to-do list so your house is ready to sell while buying is hot! If you’re thinking of selling, many buyers may be eager to find... More