Most Realtors with more than a few months in the business have heard this before from a prospective seller. “We want to test the market”. which means we want to list our house at an artificially high price and just see if anyone will pay it. Here is my list of reasons why this is […]
If you’re thinking about listing your home, you’ve probably heard that we’re in a seller’s market right now. As inventory dwindles and buyer interest intensifies, it’s not uncommon to see properties sell just hours after they’re listed, sometimes even tens of thousands above their original asking price. This may seem like an ideal scenario, but […]
Summer is in full swing here on the Seacoast, which means now is a great time to tackle any lingering home maintenance tasks or DIY projects. Even if you aren’t the handy type, you can still make a few improvements that will completely transform your space. And if you’re thinking about selling soon, they may […]
It’s not too late to start enjoying summer on the Seacoast! Although it’s important to continue to follow social distancing measures, you can still have plenty of fun in the sun all across New Hampshire and Maine as temperatures heat up. Get Outside with These Seacoast Summer Spots Whether you love to hike, boat, fish, […]
Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still showing growth. Here’s a look at each one. 1. Ivy Zelman’s Real Estate Broker Survey The survey […]
It’s spring on the Seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire, and that means long, sunny days, pleasant temperatures, and absolutely perfect weather for enjoying one of America’s most beautiful coasts! If you’re looking for a social distancing-friendly way to get outside on the Seacoast, you’ll find more than a few terrific options in the area. […]
Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term […]
You’ve probably heard that spring and summer are the best seasons for home buying. After all, there’s more inventory on the market, and the warm weather is ideal for showings. However, the ongoing global health crisis has shattered the idea of the “peak home buying season” and left many potential buyers wondering if now is still the right time to make a move.
While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you pay rent, that money is lost forever. When you make a mortgage payment, much of that money accumulates as equity in the home. So, what exactly is equity?
Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020? With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning whether home values will be impacted. The price of any item is determined by supply as well as the market’s demand for that item. Each […]
So in answer to the question, “How is the market?” the market is robust now with high buyer demand and also frustrations among those buyers caused by not enough houses for sale. We’re hearing lots of stories from local Realtors about listing a home for sale and getting multiple offers in just a few days, many over the asking price.