Uncategorized Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before. Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April, May, and June) than in any other quarter of […]
Real Estate Trends Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates Yesterday while hanging up a name rider on a new listing in West Warwick ( 115 Setian Lane) a gentleman approached me and asked for my business card. He then asked me what I “thought about the market.”  I asked him what interested him most about the market and our conversation commenced from there. We […]
Rhody Life “How Do Ya Like Them Apples?” Happy Fall!!  I couldn’t help but think of this well-loved quote from a great movie filmed locally in Boston- “Good Will Hunting” as I sat down to write today’s blog, on a gorgeous Halloween day here in Barrington, Rhode Island! If you are like many in New England, you like “them apples” picked fresh from […]
Real Estate Trends Hey Sarah, What is the market going to do?   “Sarah, what do you think the market is going to do in the years ahead?” is a question I get asked regularly and often. When that question IS posed I like to ask about what part of the market the person is interested in learning more about. Often knowing where the personal interests and […]
Uncategorized What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market? There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand for an item is high, prices rise. When the supply of the item increases, prices fall. Of course, when demand is very high and supply is […]
Uncategorized Thinking of visiting Providence, RI and wondering what to do? Fall is the perfect time to come visit Providence, RI.  Thinking of heading down to PVD? You are in for one great “ride!” If you are coming down from the north, catching the foliage along 95 can be pretty amazing and as soon as you see the skyline of Providence pop up, I promise you, […]
Uncategorized Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to ask yourself […]
Uncategorized Becoming a Local Leader via Parkbench has been the best decision I have made in a long time. Here is my interview!   Click here to watch my interview!   Meet Sarah!   Sarah is a real estate professional with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. She is the local market expert and community leader for the areas in and around Barrington Rhode Island.    Sarah is also one of the authors in the new real estate […]
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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 […]
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 […]