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Monthly Archives: April 2020

    What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

    By Taylor Swanson | April 27, 2020

    A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is straining the economy. The price of any item, however, is determined by supply and demand, which is how many items are available in relation to... Read More

    Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

    By Taylor Swanson | April 25, 2020

    In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days. The question is, if you... Read More

    Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

    By Taylor Swanson | April 17, 2020

    With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing market is in trouble. For those who remember 2008, it’s logical to ask that question. Many of us experienced financial hardships, lost homes, and were out of work during the... Read More

    What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

    By Taylor Swanson | April 15, 2020

    Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your family situation, you may be in a position where you need to sell your home – and fast. While you probably feel like... Read More

    Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

    By Taylor Swanson | April 14, 2020

    With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in one already. What does that mean to the residential real estate market? What is a recession? According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant... Read More

    Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever

    By Taylor Swanson | April 12, 2020

    For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist, however, might surprise you: home offices. In a recent article by George Ratiu, Senior Economist with realtor.com, he notes how listings with an office are selling quickly: “As more companies... Read More

    How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process

    By Taylor Swanson | April 10, 2020

    Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with our friends and neighbors. Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes... Read More

    How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

    By Taylor Swanson | April 7, 2020

    There’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now. If you’re thinking of buying or selling this year, you need an agent who can help you: Make sense of this rapidly evolving housing... Read More

    Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying

    By Taylor Swanson | April 4, 2020

    As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we feel the effects of the coronavirus? How deep will the impact go? The human toll may forever change families, but the economic impact will rebound with a... Read More

    The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year

    By Taylor Swanson | April 2, 2020

    The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It... Read More