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Housing Inventory Challenges Cause Slight Dip in Real ...

Strong buyer demand has been consistent as has resulted in homes going under agreement in less than one month for the fourth month in a row this July. There were ups and downs in sales across the United States this summer due to slim housing stock, but overall a slight decrease in the numbers. In particular, total existing home sales of completed sales transactions …

International Real Estate Feature: Private Gated Commu...

As part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network I am very fortunate to often have a front row seat to preview some of the most exceptional homes in the world. As a company, we list some truly remarkable homes and we strive to provide the absolute best white glove service. Likewise, when you list your home with me your home is not just exposed …

How to Survive a Competitive Market

Being an active buyer searching for a home these days can be a real challenge with so few homes on the market. “Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming,” the National Association of REALTORS® notes in a recent release. To assist with this challenge, here are NAR’s five …

NAR Finds Most Homeowners Feel it’s A Great Time...

Housing inventory has decreased over the past couple of years, but recent findings shared by the National Association of Realtors’ “Housing Opportunities and Market Survey” (HOME) has indicated that an increasing number of homeowners think that now is a good time to sell. This increasing trend in the HOME survey has 71% of homeowners feeling this way. This is up from last quarter at …

Existing Home Sales to Rise this Year

The National Association of Realtors has recently informed that single family homes are expected to have their best year of sales since 2006. The primary driving factors behind this are increased employment and an improving consumer confidence. While sales have a positive forecast, affordability and low levels of housing inventory look to be continued challenges for this year. Chief Economist for NAR, Lawrence Yun, …

Spring Home Sales Jump 4.4%

Existing home sales experienced their highest pace recently in over ten years. Inventory levels still remain severely low and homes are spending less time on the market according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors. Total existing home sales, which are completed transactions of properties, increased by 4.4% recently in March which was 5.9% higher than numbers seen a year ago. …

Factors that Affect a Home’s Price

Median sale prices have been on the rise for the past two years now and last summer they reached another all-time high. It is clear that a lot of this has been due to a simple equation of low supply with greater demand. However, what about on a micro level within a specific market? What factors drive the price of a particular home in …

Home Design Trends for 2017

Home style trends often begin with cutting-edge architects, builders and designers. Sometimes these trends will gain traction and become widespread and mainstream. The economy and demographics can also play a role in trends, but this year there are two added triggers: a yearning for healthfulness and sense of community. Taupe is the New Gray White is still the top color choice as it comes …

Pending Home Sales Show Significant Increase

Pending home sales have shown an increase in December per a report from the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, the indicator based off of signed contracts went up by 1.6% to 109 in the month of December from 107.3 in November. Considering this activity the index is now 0.3% higher than December of 2015. Chief economist, Lawrence Yun has shared …

Luxury Real Estate Market Continues to Strengthen

New construction across the United States has tried to open up its scope to target more entry-level buyers yet higher end construction has remained strong. While sales of real estate in the ultra-luxury market of over $100 million have softened, the mid range luxury have continued to be robust. According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, sales of homes that were …

Top Neighborhoods in Boston to Watch

Boston is a city full of great architecture with numerous neighborhoods each with their own distinction of culture, amenities and popularity. As we approach the new year, there are five neighborhoods that everyone should be paying close attention to. Why is this? Because changes are afoot in the way of development and growth. Here are the five areas with details about each. Downtown Crossing …

Updates Released for Boston’s Next Tallest Build...

This year Boston had entered a deal with Millennium Partners to create a 55 story condo tower that will be erected at the site of where the Winthrop Square Garage in downtown currently stands. The proposed structure will be the tallest residential building in the city of Boston at 750 feet high. Furthermore, it is projected to be the tallest building in the U.S. …

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