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Monday, November 23, 2020   /   by Traci Pimentel

Don't Let Buyer Competition Keep You From Purchasing A Home

This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as we approach the end of the year, but that could be a big mistake for many hopeful house hunters. Here’s why. 
According to the most recent Housing Trends Report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB):
“The length of time spent searching for a home continues to grow.”
The report indicates that 62% of buyers now spend 3 months or more looking for a home, an increase from 58% one year ago. A primary cause for the delay is the heavy competition today’s buyers face when making an offer on a home. Based on recent data from the National Associatio; ...

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Thursday, October 1, 2020   /   by Traci Pimentel


Whether we’re ready for it or not, the 2020 presidential election is right around the corner.

As if this year hasn’t brought enough uncertainty, an election could be causing your clients to question their buying and selling plans…again.
Rocky political environments can create instability in the stock market-causing consumer confidence to drop. But the real estate market isn’t rocky…it’s rock solid. And delaying plans could mean your clients missing out on once-in-a-lifetime affordability.
To get to the heart of this, it’s important to understand how the history of past presidential elections combined with today’s market factors might play out in real estate this time around.
Here’s what we know.

The Real Estate Market Might Slow Down-But Not for Long

Historically speaking, home sales typically slow down in the fall following the spring and summer rush. BTIG, a research and analysis company, looked at new home sa ...

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