The coming optimism in the housing market

There’s no doubt that 2016 was an outstanding year for real estate and the housing market. In fact, National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun was reported to say in a January NAR p…

Knowing the future of home sales

 

Everyone wants to know the future. Home sellers and buyers want to predict home prices. Home sellers want to know the best time to sell. Home buyers want to know if they’re getting a good pric…

Looking forward to bursting a bubble

The March S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index (spindices.com) was announced May 31st to reveal a 5.2 percent increase in home prices. Although down from last March’s 5.3 percent increa…

A seller’s guide to this year’s market

It’s that time of year again; the real estate market is getting hot along with the temperature. And that’s about the only thing most are able to predict about this year’s real estate market. Since the…

Real estate investment vs. stocks

After a few days of steep stock market declines, I, like others, wonder if there will be spill over into the real estate market. Many have forgotten the consequences of the dot-com crash of the late 1…

Should we all party like it’s 2006

After month’s worth of good housing market news, many optimistic home buyers and sellers are preparing for their jump into the market.  But some caution that not all the data is positive and the …