Will home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there are available homes for them to buy. This is known as the theory of “supply and demand,” which is defined as: “The amount of a commodity, product, or service available and the desire of buyers for it, considered as factors regulating its price.” When demand exceeds supply, prices go up. Every month this year, demand (buyer traffic) has increased as compared to last year and for the first five months of 2018, supply (the number [...]
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The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to thelatest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of building permits issued in June was 850,000, a 0.8% increase from May. How will this impact buyers? More inventory means more options. Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist, explained that this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy: “The continued year-over-year growth in completions means more homes on the market in the short-term, offering some immediate relief in alleviating [...]
We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to buy our own homes are typically more important to us than the financial ones. Owning your home offers you the stability to start and raise a family Between the best neighborhoods and the best [...]
There are people talking about you whether you are controlling your Brand or not. Just think of the reviews, photos and conversations going on without your business being highlighted! It is important for you to control your Brand so you can command and control your online presence. As a professional in your industry you must stand out and let your audience know that in your business your customers come first. No, they won’t always be happy but don’t you want the chance to address an issue if that’s the case? Her are 5 reasons you need to manage your online [...]
Social Media success is no accident. I was shocked to read a new article posted November 21st about the new updates in Facebook and Instagram, they are easily weeks too late to "announce" these updates but then I thought, not to our users that are not as obsessed about social media as I am. That's sounds funny, but we are all drawn to what fascinates us...I happen to enjoy learning new ways to connect with people. As I prepare to present my social media training, I realize that it is constantly changing but that's not a deterrent for me. I am excited [...]
A common question with businesses new to social media is “What is that hashtag for and why should I use them?” Great question! I like to explain a hashtag as a mini search engine for that word or phrase you put the “#” in front of. Using a word (#keyword) that is relevant to your post can direct new traffic to someone looking at posts with just that #Hashtag. If you go into the search bar and enter a word with a hashtag in front of it, that will generate posts tagged with your search. Depending on the platform, you [...]