Refining Comp Data to Guide Asking Prices

Refining Comp Data to Guide Asking Prices

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When it comes to what an individual homeowner can expect when they add their own property to the listings, the most reliable predictive clues come from the comps: how the local market has treated comparable offerings.

What New “Problem” May Home Sale Gains Cause?

What New “Problem” May Home Sale Gains Cause?

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It's not even a joke—more like a wry observation. It’s heard after someone complains about how a turn of good fortune has created an onslaught of new worries. The retort is something like, "Now, that's the kind of problem I'll take any day!"

Last Week’s Real Estate-Omicron Connection

Last Week’s Real Estate-Omicron Connection

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Last week, residents couldn’t escape the new word, “Omicron”—the latest permutation of the COVID-19 virus. The Greek alphabet doesn’t usually work its way into daily conversations, but in, “Omicron” was one Greek letter that made its way into discussions...

For Today’s Near-Retirees, a Variety of Reasons to Move

For Today’s Near-Retirees, a Variety of Reasons to Move

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It’s a life-altering milestone if ever there was one: the decision to move away from the family home. There have always been a variety of reasons why retirees and near-retirees choose to make the leap—with today’s head-spinning social changes certainly doing...

Looking for the Holiday Season Sales Slump?

Looking for the Holiday Season Sales Slump?

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For the trend-spotters whose job it is to keep on top of the U.S. real estate market, it’s been a rough couple of years. The big miss for most came with the pandemic, which threw all the normal market rhythms seriously askew.