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    A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

    By Raul Giorgi | January 3, 2022

    Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021.1 However, there were signs in the fourth quarter that the red-hot housing market was beginning to simmer down. In the... Read More

    20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

    By Raul Giorgi | December 1, 2021

    Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years. But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of unique... Read More

    New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

    By Raul Giorgi | November 2, 2021

    Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which is far less than the six months that is generally needed to... Read More

    9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

    By Raul Giorgi | September 1, 2021

    Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it’s dwindling.¹ You’re not alone either if you’re already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and... Read More

    5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

    By Raul Giorgi | August 24, 2021

    It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates, buyers keep shopping for homes, reducing the available inventory and sparking a rise in home prices across the country. News website The Atlantic summarized the sizzling home... Read More

    Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

    By Raul Giorgi | June 4, 2021

    Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected... Read More

    Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

    By Raul Giorgi | May 4, 2021

    Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would... Read More

    Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

    By Raul Giorgi | April 12, 2021

    Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods. This has led some sellers to question the need for an agent. After all, why spend money on a listing agent when... Read More

    Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

    By Raul Giorgi | March 2, 2021

       While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new underwriting, and homeowners debated... Read More

    5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2021

    By Raul Giorgi | February 3, 2021

    We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing color palettes, cozy character,... Read More