Working With For Sale By Owner Real Estate

With the increased availability of the internet and innovations among real estate technology, there are more for sale by owner listings now than ever before. So if you’re a real estate agent working with a buyer, you might have a client interested in a property that is for sale by owner. To learn more about these properties and sellers, here …

Prices Drop As People Aren’t Shopping – Market Update

I’m so desperate for live music (or really anything different at this point) that I was sitting there last night watching the Taylor Swift concert special with my sister. To the extent that I enjoy Taylor’s music, I would say I’m into country Taylor, so they didn’t show any of my favorites. However, if you’re a market junkie, I would …

COVID-19 Continuing To Affect Housing Market – Real Estate Market Update

There’s no doubt that it’s been a weird couple of months in the real estate market. The real question is where that leaves us going forward. That leads us to our big story. The Big Story Did you really expect it to be anything other than COVID-19 (coronavirus)? It’s like late-night Coney dogs. It just keeps coming back to haunt …

Room for Improvement: Bathroom Edition

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details. When it comes to the bathroom, sometimes we sacrifice form in favor of function. Take care of business, get clean, get out. Other times, however, we strive …

Unemployment Rate In The Mid-Teens – Market Update

I hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day! It was certainly different, but I hope you got a chance to catch up with mom. The first jobs report to show the full breadth of the economic struggle going on in this country as a result of COVID-19 was out last Friday. It wasn’t great, but it won’t be like this …

How To Get A Real Estate License

When you find yourself with extra time on your hands, it can be challenging to figure out how to make the best use of it. Sure, you can surf the web or throw the latest Netflix series on, but there are more productive ways to fill the void. Why not use that time to learn a new trade and increase …

U.S. Economy Sputtering a Bit – Market Update

It’s “Star Wars” Day, and I thought I would take a different approach with this. In a way, it’s like this virus has caused a battle. While we stay home to mitigate it, it’s caused all kinds of problems for public health and the health of the economy, not to mention making us resist the urge to go anywhere. The …

Federal Reserve Press Release In Plain English – April 2020

If you’re sick of talking about COVID-19 all the time, you’re not the only one. However, it’s driving everything going on right now, whether we’re talking about our general lives or the economy. The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has been forced not only to weigh in but come through with several wide-ranging policy decisions to try and …

Jobless Claims Are Still High – Market Update

Are the days really blending together for you at this point? I’m right there with you. If you’re a sports fan, we finally got some excitement last week with the NFL draft. Unfortunately, it’s still the off-season, so best case scenario, all we can do is speculate from now until at least September. There seems to be a lot of …

COVID-19 Having Housing Market Impact – Real Estate Market Update

We’re confronting a global health issue right now. It seems like no portion of the economy (or life in general) has been untouched, either by the disease itself or the measures put in place to contain it. Real estate and the wider housing market have been no exception. Our Top Story COVID-19 isn’t just the top story, it’s the story, …