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The holidays are in full effect and homes are starting to don the rich reds and oranges of the season along with inviting scents of pies, turkeys and ham. Amidst all the holiday bustle, we are taking time to reflect on the housing market this season compared to last. In line with what economic and housing pundits are saying, we are truly seeing a pattern of improvement in the real estate market. In fact, for the month of October, all of our major markets saw a sizeable increase in average sales prices, rapidly decreasing inventory and strong increases in unit sales. With the election season over, looming questions about economic policy have clearer answers and companies can make better informed decisions about hiring. This will also have an impact on the housing market as there is an obvious intrinsic relationship between housing and the job market.
Below, we have presented our monthly data on how the market performed throughout the northeast for the month of October. For more information and to access the fastest housing numbers available, visit Local Housing Data . Continue reading
November 19, 2012
Nothing says fall quite like New England. Changing colors, falling leaves and a chill in the air that makes you want to curl up with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.
Of all the homes on the market nowadays, there are some that stand out this time of year. From the color of the exterior to the color of shutters, to the home’s surroundings – lakeside, up on a hill or surrounded by trees – all of this adds to the seasonal appeal. Shades of red, brown and yellow remind many of fall. Continue reading
November 1, 2012
The 3rd Quarter has come to a close with the end of the year fast approaching. There’s also a lot happening in the housing market. This quarter and year overall has been characterized by reasonable pickup in the housing marketing nationally and locally. Case-Shiller indexes have been positive in 20 metro-areas for 3 consecutive months-the first such move since the summer of 2010. Foreclosure inventory is dwindling in many parts of the nation. Demand is increasing for single-family, new construction and foreclosures (many of which are being picked up by investors). And, perhaps most significantly, Continue reading
October 11, 2012
Friday is here and so is another edition of this week’s Most Popular Homes! We have a ton of variety this week, from a lovely cape in Fairfield County to a lavish manor in Chappaqua, New York. So without further , here are the homes that are burning it up on raveis.com!
September 7, 2012
Another week flies by in the blink of an eye! And yet, there are even more juicy stories that have managed to make all kinds of headlines in the real estate world. The market continues to show signs of improvement, as inventory is now at a nationally healthy 6-month level, according to New York Times report earlier this week. Homebuyers, beware, with market stabilization comes increasing interest rates. There have been several reports of rates inching upwards in different communities across the nation. Mega-fashion designer, Oscar de La Renta, is expanding his resume, rolling out a revamped home line, complete with lamps, gifts and entertaining items. And CNN released it’s “Best Places to Live if You’re Rich and Single” list. *Hint* several of the towns and cities we service made the top 10! And, if that wasn’t enough for you to soak in, we’ve also got a brand new list of top viewed homes for sale this week. So sit back, relax and enjoy!
August 24, 2012
Most popular homes has been on a small hiatus, but it’s back! We love sharing our most viewed homes and what makes them so uber-popular. We’ve got a great list for you today, from an early Norman farmhouse, to a quaint, elegant ranch on the Cape. Sit back, relax decide which home is the most popular in your eyes!
August 17, 2012
In our continuous quest to bring you the latest and greatest in real estate, today we are presenting you with July’s housing data. As you’ll see when you look at the data below, there are alot of parallels to national housing trends: tightening inventory , a large increase in unit sales and a decrease in market time. The inventory is normalizing and, finally, is really starting to burn off. Take a closer look at the numbers below for the northeast and let us know if you are seeing the same type of activity in your local market!
August 9, 2012
Our June housing data came out last week and we would like to share the latest a greatest housing numbers throughout the northeast with you. There has been alot of talk over the last few months on whether or not the market has ‘hit bottom’ and is entered steady stabilization. While the cliche “all real estate is local” is key to the housing market, it stands to say that nationally, the housing slump has finally come to an end. An article posted a few days ago in the Wall Street Journal reiterated this point. “The housing bust is over,” as it so succinctly says.
Our numbers show similar patterns, with average sales prices climbing up and unit sales skyrocketing in most areas. Take a look: Continue reading
July 13, 2012
We’re hearing some more good rumblings on housing this week. HomeGain recently conducted a survey of over 400 agents and 1,700 homeowners and the results were encouragingly positive. Nearly 50 percent of brokers expect home values to increase. Over the next couple of years, the news is even more positive, with 82 percent of real estate professionals and 50 percent of homeowners saying home values will increase. If you’ve been following the local trends in your market, you will be able to have a comprehensive view of factors that will impact home values in your area.
An improving market is not the only Continue reading
July 6, 2012