Author Archives: Rajeev Vashist

    • The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

      The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy. With early 2020 housing data now rolling in, it’s quite evident […]
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    • Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

      Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau reported that it increased to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, representing the highest level in the past six years. See the graph below: This increase does not come as […]
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    • How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

      Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is key to driving the best price for the sale. If you’ve ever watched the show […]
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    • The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Americans are on the move, and the most recent Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Survey tracked the 2019 traffic flow from state-to-state.
      • Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the second time since 2017, followed by Washington State.
      • New York was the country’s outbound move leader in 2019, a designation it most recently held in 2014.
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    • Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

      Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The recent stabilization of rental prices provides a great opportunity for renters to save more of their […]
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    • Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

      A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means, “…that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community etcetera.” There is no doubt about it – […]
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    • How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Housing Market

      When buying a home, we all want to feel like we’re making the right decision, paying a fair price, and making the best investment of our lives. According to a recent gender-based study, men and women can unknowingly walk away with very different financial outcomes when the deal closes. Thankfully, if you follow some simple […]
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    • Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts

      We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next economic slowdown (recession) could occur. Two years ago, 67% of the economists surveyed by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for the Economic Forecasting Survey predicted we would have a recession no later than […]
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