58% of renters believe it’s a good time to buy

But a lack of affordable housing is holding them back from purchasing a home Despite low inventory and high home prices, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Q4 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile says Americans are still holding on to their homeownership goals. According to the study, which is based on Q4’s HOME Survey data, 91 percent of homeowners and […]

10 hidden Facebook features all real estate agents should know

Are you a power-user, casual browser or self-effacing noob? No matter your level of social media expertise, you’ll want to read this By AMY PUCHATY We’ve scoured the social media guides, tracked down the experts and sifted through the flashy add-ons to bring you the top 10 hidden Facebook features, tips and tricks every real estate agent should […]

9 Tax Deductions Every Real Estate Agent Should Know

Tax season is here, and the time is now to learn how to maximize your deductions. Many real estate agents have a variety of expenses, and confidently identifying which expenses you can use as deductions is critical to helping you keep more of your hard-earned dollars. This is important knowledge whether you’re doing your taxes […]

How a government shutdown impacts real estate and housing

Loan approvals and mortgages could be delayed, but experts think the housing market would bounce back. By Jotham Sederstrom With a dispute in the Senate over the immigration program DACA still unresolved, the government shutdown continues for a third day on Monday morning after Congress’s failed attempts to pass a spending deal that would fund the government through mid-February.  […]

Staging tips for real estate agents in any region

Keep your ideal potential buyers’ taste in mind Staging sells homes quicker and also provides better marketing materials for the agent, but you have to understand your region’s taste. Every home is different and unique, with each having a personality of its own. Staging your listing for potential buyers allows them to envision themselves living […]

What’s Hot: Trends in the Pipeline for 2018

Every industry tracks innovations in its field, and housing is no different. As a real estate pro, here are the need-to-know products and services promising to transform homes and your clients’ lifestyles over the next year or so. The big-picture view on housing trends in 2018 center around integrating technology and creating healthy and connected […]

Single-Family Home Sales Drop Slightly in November

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that the single-family residential home median sales price is $247,500 which reflects a 0.5 percent decrease from $248,750 in that same time period last year. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Single-family residential home sales in Connecticut decreased 0.9 percent comparing November 2017 to November […]