Tag Archive | national association of realtors

Not for sale? Not necessarily a problem.

May Buying Advice: Choked by a weak housing inventory, some agents are coaxing homeowners to the market with a different approach. Frustrated with the lack of housing inventory, homebuyers in many markets are taking matters into their own hands by sending letters to homeowners and asking them to sell. In this month’s Buying Advice, we’ll […]

Housing Giving Off Mixed Signals: Are we recovering or not?

Housing has been a tremendous drag on the overall economy, and while the ink is not yet dry on the history books, fingers are still pointing in every which direction, and there is not a consensus regarding when the sector will be recovered, but the emerging consensus is that the recovery process has begun. We […]

Walk Score ‘ChoiceMaps’ Shows Depth of Neighborhood Amenities

Amid growing interest in how access to amenities impacts neighborhood desirability and property values, Walk Score recently debuted a new feature that enables people to gauge the range of choice people in certain areas have over different conveniences, like restaurants and public transit. Drawing on historical data, the feature also provides analysts with a new […]

Renovate or Relocate?

To move or to improve? For the first time since the housing market went bust, homeowners are seriously contemplating that question. Until recently, selling a home was a dicey proposition. Even those who were lucky enough to find a buyer often walked away with far less than the home’s previous value, and in some cases […]

Buyers, Get an Edge During The Busy Spring Season

The spring and summer months are traditionally the busiest times of year for the residential real estate market. Weather is more cooperative and many families like to move while the kids are on their summer break. But in recent years spring, for many regions, has meant more homes on the market, but also more buyers, […]