Real Estate Trends

Market Predictions Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, which may leave you with questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them – so you can make a confident decision. […]
Market Predictions Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market If you’re considering buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over the asking price to get your offer considered may be coming to a […]
Market Predictions What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?   According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in the next 12 months is growing. When surveyed in July 2021, only 12% of economists consulted thought there’d be a recession by now. But this July, when polled, 49% believe we will see […]
Market Predictions Luxury Homes Are in High Demand As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into this category. In a recent article, they point out that a luxury home isn’t only defined by its price. Location is also an important factor. It could be a […]
Market Predictions Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.   Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, the answer to this question matters for you. Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and how this impacts your homeownership goals. What’s Happening with Home Prices?  Home prices have seen […]
Market Predictions 2022 Housing Market Forecast While the Fed hopes to Calm Demand in order to Curb Inflation, the market will continue to be strong here in RI and elsewhere.  I do believe the higher interest rates WILL in fact impact demand and home appreciation will lessen a bit.  From all that I listen to, I believe prices will decrease @5-10% […]
Market Predictions Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing Homeowners If you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s important to understand why prices are rising to begin with. One major factor is supply and demand. In any industry, when there are more buyers for an item than there are of that item available, prices naturally […]
Market Predictions Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? A headline that hints at a favorite Dave Matthews Band song of mine ” Where are we going.” Interest rates and the rising of them, are a hot topic amongst my buyers AND sellers these days.  How will they impact affordability? Will they have an effect on the incredible home price appreciation we have been […]
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Market Predictions One of the four market forces we are dealing with in RI real estate …. One topic I touched upon during a recent real estate panel detailed the market forces of 2021 which led to the extremely high price growth which are still in effect today. The four forces are limited supply, elevated demand , demographics and low mortgage rates. Here is a national look at the supply / demand […]
Market Predictions There are Almost No Houses For Sale in Rhode Island Honored to be quoted in this article this morning on GoLocalProv.com. Being the glass now “overfloweth” gal that I am, I WOULD like to accentuate the “almost” verbiage in this headline. As I told new buyer clients last night as we engaged in a buyer’s presentation at their PVD kitchen table, ‘If I acquired 3 […]
Market Predictions Curious About Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading? Almost daily, I am asked for my thoughts on where rates are heading. It could be from buyers at showings or community members at the supermarket or hockey moms and dads in the stands at the rink. With real estate such a trending topic, and my strong love for talking real estate widely known, it […]
Market Predictions What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year? After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic indicates while prices may have plateaued, appreciation has definitely not slowed. The following graph shows year-over-year appreciation throughout 2021. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]