April Brought The Adrenaline!

April Brought The Adrenaline!

While April usually kicks off our busiest season…last month was more like a drop-kick! We broke the record for single-family homes’ average closing price: $553,371 (condos were $368,565). While homeowners’ price negotiations were strong, buyers had...
Early Birds Getting The First Spring Worms!

Early Birds Getting The First Spring Worms!

It was an exciting month for our market! Both buyers and sellers were READY to go under contract in March. With a larger inventory (we had 22% more homes come onto the market, according to DMAR), house hunters found properties that met their needs. Homeowners seemed...
Holiday tidings for sellers and buyers!

Holiday tidings for sellers and buyers!

While the holidays keep us all busy, buying the right home is probably close to the top of your mind. My present to you: Some stocking-stuffer size tips on the real estate market. After all, there is never a dull moment: BUYERS A home for the holidays:...
When 1,400 homebuyers vote – you listen!

When 1,400 homebuyers vote – you listen!

In a nation-wide survey, 1,400 buyers shared their likes/dislikes in a home. Man, how the times are changing! Here’s what’s in and what’s out: What’s In – Natural wood kitchen cabinets – Hardwood flooring – Walk-in shower / separate bathtub –...
What the shift?!?

What the shift?!?

This fall has been quite a surprise. As temperatures get chilly, normally the market slows down (less inventory, stable prices). But instead, we saw an increase in inventory and a decrease in price! We saw similar trends in August. Could the market be balancing...