Monthly Archives: September 2016

Beware of the Flip

Sparkling new quartz countertops, polished hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances. Aren’t your buyers lucky? But when sellers are flippers, a good buyer’s rep should help clients engage in some old-fashioned sleuthing. Before the Great Recession of 2008, housing prices climbed dramatically, and homes sold faster than buyers could gush, “I love that spa [...]

New Index Shows Housing Market Moving Deeper into Buy Territory

The United States housing market as a whole is moving marginally deeper into buy territory, according to a new index from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University which suggests that, on average, the majority of housing markets around the country are in good shape and remain a sound investment. Based on numbers from the [...]

Millennials Serving Millennials: Reaching the Next Wave of Homeowners

If your company is hoping to cater to millennial clients, a good place to turn is inward—tap into the wealth of creativity put out by millennial real estate professionals. Real Estate Advisor Denise Gomez (top left) and REALTOR® Erika Borunda (bottom left) serve the San Diego, Calif., market with Canter Brokerage, an innovative real estate [...]

Traditional Charm in City Park

Just 1 block to City Park, this spacious 1 bedroom 1.5 bath condo blends a modern open floor-plan with the traditional charm of New Orleans via original floors, doors, transom windows, 11' ceilings, and a fireplace (non-functional). Features large covered balcony off the living room in front and a 40' long covered balcony off the [...]

Gracious Garden District Double

Gracious Garden District Double Galleried House in mint condition. Pine Floors throughout, cove ceilings, marble mantels. 5 BR's plus office, stunning Master Bath and Kitchen. Den overlooks saltwater pool and outdoor kitchen. 1431-Pleasant-St-New-Orleans-LA-70115

Are New Laws Impacting Real Estate in Your State?

New state laws relating to real estate have taken effect over the summer, many of which could impact homeowners, homebuyers and sellers in certain states. One such law, enacted in California, equalizes the rules governing escrow services performed by real estate brokers, independent escrow companies and underwritten title companies (UTCs). The law, sponsored by the [...]

Home Improvements Push Residential Construction Spending Up

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending for July registered a seasonally adjusted rate of $445.5 billion, slightly up from the June downwardly revised estimate. The monthly gains are largely attributed to the strong growth of private construction spending on home improvements that rose to a seasonally adjusted [...]

Homeowner Confidence High, but Buyers Feel Discouraged by the Housing Market

Homeowners are feeling increasingly confident that now is a good time to sell a home, but renters are feeling uncertain they’ll be able to afford to buy, according to the latest Zillow® Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI). Existing homeowners have a more positive attitude toward selling than buying, an imbalance that is causing a slowdown in [...]