Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market

In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly. As Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “It will be one of the best winter sales years ever.” The typical winter slowdown in the housing market is simply not on the...

Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the year, especially given the uncertainty around the current health crisis, the upcoming election, and more? Here’s a look at what several industry-leading experts have to say. Lawrence Yun, Chief...

Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential

Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential

In today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home prices nationwide are forecasted to increase 4.7% in 2020 and 4.1% in 2021. This means experts anticipate home values will continue climbing into next year. Today, low inventory...

Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

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 may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one. 1. Buyers Are Actively in the Market ShowingTime, a leading real estate showing software and market stat service provider, just reported that buyer traffic jumped 60.7% compared to this time last year....

Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise

One of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is now forecasting that more homes will sell this year than last year. He’s also predicting home sales to increase by 8-12% next year. There’s strong evidence that he will be...

Is Now a Good Time to Move?

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 Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time to be in one place, considering the average length of time homeowners used to...

Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

A crowd of people with a poster standing near the house. The concept of finding housing, a new home. High demand for housing, affordable loans and mortgages. Refugees seek asylum. meeting place With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to...

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

Mother trying to talk with doctor on laptop while watching two kids staying home. Homeschooling and distance learning Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in...

Lakeshore living – top 10 things to do on West Michigan’s Lakeshore

Lakeshore living in Michigan offers residents as well as visitors plenty to see and do. From natural beauty to fun and interesting museums, you’ll find something to please every member of the family. Check out the following top 10 things to do on West Michigan’s Lakeshore while you'e exploring Lakeshore real estate: Indulge in a chocolate factory tour A chocolate-lover’s paradise awaits...

10 Things To Look for In a Michigan Lakefront Home

A lakefront home offers a unique beauty and lifestyle that is both exciting and relaxing for your entire family. Here in Michigan, we're graced with a number of lakes offering beautiful views, great fishing, boating, swimming, and much, much more. If Lake Michigan is your preferred spot, there are plenty of quality lakefront homes in Grand Haven, Muskegon, Spring Lake, and Holland to choose from. The...

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