Uncategorized 5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from 2015-2019. But that’s not happening. The market is still extremely vibrant as demand is still strong even while housing supply is slowly returning. […]
Uncategorized Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022? If my recent seller activity here in RI and MA  is any indication of overall selling intentions, then I would say that the belief that appreciation will continue to benefit sellers is VERY strong. More and more sellers are lining up to list this fall, with the intention of maximizing on the incredible appreciation rate […]
Uncategorized Out-of-State buyers are adding to the level of compete for local buyers in RI and beyond The RI real estate market saw a huge jump in the number of buyers from outside the state in the 2nd quarter. This has been a consistent phenomenon since the onset of the pandemic. Purchases by out-of-state buyers from April to June increased a whopping 69% year-over-year. Where are they coming from? Massachusetts, Connecticut and […]
Uncategorized Why 2021 is Still the Year to Sell Your House Home buying intentions are the strongest they have been in 20 years. 75% of sellers feel now is the ideal time to sell a home.  That’s quite a powerful dynamic!  Toss in a very low inventory of homes and escalated prices and one can understand why our current real estate market here in RI and […]
Uncategorized Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand I’ve been meeting with several homeowners lately throughout RI and in Southeastern, Ma to discuss the local market conditions as a means of determining if they should put their home on the market. Positioning oneself for the highest rate of success has always been my goal as a student, athlete, teacher and now Realtor AND […]
Real estate Tips Renovations 101 The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional like yours truly comes in. I  can help you think through today’s market conditions and how […]
Uncategorized First Time Homebuyers Still Face a Marathon, Not a Sprint According to MCSIR’S Huard   Honored to have been invited back in to GoLocalProvLive to talk ALL things RI real estate. Breaking down the national and local trends in real estate is what I LOVE to do! I consume real estate news constantly and with incredible enjoyment and am blessed to be KNEE deep in sales across the state […]
Real Estate Trends What Does our Housing Supply Mean for Sellers? A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers   When I was interviewed last week on GoLocalProvLive we addressed the housing supply. How can we not? It’s simply at its lowest point that it’s been at in decades. Why is it so low? It’s a cumulative effect of lack of new construction […]
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Real Estate Trends Housing Supply is Rising (somewhat)…What does it mean for you? Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You? An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we’ll see. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, recently said of […]
Giving back Giving to others by providing value to all of those I “serve” in my community and within my real estate business is what keeps this engine fueled by unparalleled passion and drive! Being introduced to someone who espouses that which I hold near and dear to my heart and my core made an incredible impact on me. I have never read material that resonated so completely and comprehensively with how I strive to live each and every day.  After making it through seemingly insurmountable health challenges for […]
Rhody Life 2 Athletic Field painters create a yard art small business and in so doing infuse beauty & spirit in several local communities Good people abound…..especially the amazing small business owners I love to support. Thank you to Channel 10 News Reporter Samm Read for shining the light even brighter on these great guys who are infusing joy and a sense of community with each install they do. Thank you RI YARD ART for boosting the joy factor here […]
Uncategorized 4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer! While the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are four things to consider if you’re trying to decide if now’s the right time to make a move. 1. Your House Will Likely Sell Quickly According to […]
Real Estate Trends New construction on the uptick!!! An upward momentum shift in new home construction is a great thing;  for the deficit in available housing is a real thing both on a national and local level. The fact that at the onset of 2020, the US was short roughly 3 million units in housing is one that is very hard to overcome. […]
Uncategorized Are We in a Housing Bubble? It’s one of the many questions I answered yesterday while being interviewed on GoLocalProv during an interview about Rhode Island real estate. It’s a topic high on the radar of many buyers and sellers nationwide. For buyers who are daunted by this incredibly escalated market, many wonder if they should “wait it out” or worry […]
Uncategorized From the best spots for sunsets to the best “digs” for donuts in the Ocean State! Rhode Island sunsets are ones to savor. I make it an almost weekly activity to seek them out to capture and internalize. We are replete with countless great spots to capture them here in Rhode Island. My favorite areas are a few hidden spots in Barrington; one of which is featured in my preview image, and […]
Uncategorized “Baby, Light My Way”…… Exciting news about a plan to light up the rusty Crook Point Bascule Bridge that’s been frozen in time in an upright position for decades. It’s an image that is emblazoned in many a native Rhode Islander’s mind and heart with many wishing it would come down and others, like myself regarding it with fondness […]
Uncategorized Are you ready for summer adventures in RI? It’s been a long time coming. We’ve waited long and hard for just a glimpse of the “yellow”  light to live a little, to socialize, to explore, to get outside of our homes and into nature, into this beautiful spot we call Rhode Island.  For the past 16 months many of us have felt like […]
Uncategorized It’s a bit like the Wild West in the RI Real Estate Market! This real estate market is indeed like the “Wild West” as referenced by this timely article in today’s Journal.  It’s a market requiring both buyers and sellers to grab ahold of the reins tightly for it’s a market of high velocity and one in which the risk of getting “spooked” is real. It’s a market […]
Uncategorized Market Value vs. Market Price. Do you know the difference? In real estate, many agents suggest that it all comes down to price. It is true that a property sells just because of price? What about the value component? As a Realtor I will determine a market price without viewing the property based on comparables and market data. Then I determine a market value once […]
Uncategorized 5 design moves that Christina Haack from HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” has ditched in favor of some hot new style moves….. I love all of that which she has ditched!!! Christina Haack of “Flip of Flop” reveals 5 older trends (which may or may not be witnessed at the Huard household) that could stand to be left behind and replaced with some more appealing finishes! With so many homeowners choosing to improve their current living situation […]