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November 20, 2020
Millennials feeding 'Zoom' towns

Long viewed as perennial renters -either unwilling or unable to buy - the "Millennial" generation is now the driving force in the exploding U.S. housing market.

Many people between the ages of 25 and 40 are leaving the cities and moving to buy houses in more affordable cities and suburbs. Real estate journalists have dubbed these...

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November 16, 2020
Be wary of "foreclosure rescue" scams

If it can happen in 2020 chances are it will. With Covid-19 turning the economy upside-down millions of homeowners are struggling to pay their mortgages.

In March the federal government passed the CARES Act featuring a 60-day hold on foreclosures and up to a year's forbearance on mortgages. With these plans moving closer to sunset...

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November 9, 2020
Time to Clear the Air

With cooler temperatures in the forecast and the continued threat of the coronavirus it looks like homeowners will be staying inside more this fall and winter.

As if that weren’t reason enough September’s unprecedented wildfire activity out west underlined how important it is to improve your home’s air quality.

Reducing indoor air pollutants is more important than...

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October 20, 2020
MASK UP! Celebrating Halloween 2020 Safely

Don't Let Covid-19 Ruin Halloween!

It must be a trick.

In 2020 we’re getting a long-awaited Saturday night Halloween and it’s right in the middle of a pandemic!

Don’t let Covid-19 ruin the spookiest night of the year. You can have just as much fun at home or with careful socially distanced activities in your neighborhood...

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October 19, 2020
Pending sales keep soaring nationwide

If you’ve decided to wait until the pandemic settles down before selling your home you might be surprised to learn that contract activity for home purchases is at a higher level than a year ago.

The latest data shows home prices and buyer demand through the roof. Pending home sales continued to soar through August marking...

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October 6, 2020
Competition revs up for homebuyers

With mortgage rates persistently near all-time lows demand has increased beyond expectation in 2020 fueling one of the hottest homebuying markets in decades.

Combined with historically low levels of inventory it’s a recipe for a virtual tidal wave of increased competition.

Buyers sidelined by the coronavirus shutdown this spring are jockeying with those who planned...

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