Real Estate Market Trends

Don't Ignore the Importance of a Home Office

As laid out in an article by The New York Times, more and more people are working from hom

Builders Are Leaving Fireplaces out in the Cold

For many of us, it's hard to imagine a house with no fireplace, but this is increasingly becoming the norm in newly built homes.

Don't List Your Home on a Sunday

With all of the preparation that goes into listing your home, the particular day of the week on which you list probably doesn't even cross your mind.

Home Sales Surged Nearly 12% in February

The number of monthly existing-home sales took a massive jump up from January to February, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors. In fact, February's 11.8% increase to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million was the largest month-to-month spike since December of 2015! Although existing-home sales are still down by just under 2% year-over-year, the gains made last month go a long way toward reversing the sluggish start to the year's housing market.

These Are the Features That Home Buyers Really Want

What do buyers really want? It's a question that perpetually buzzes inside the heads of sellers, real estate professionals, and, of course, home builders, which is why each year the National Association of Home Builders creates their “What Home Buyers Really Want” report. The information in the report comes directly from recent and prospective home buyers, who were asked to rank their most-desired features in a home. The results of the 2019 survey revealed a clear winner, as 91% of buyers prioritized a laundry room as a key feature in their new home. Keep reading to learn about some of the other findings from the report.