Entries by Phil Whitehead

Existing-Home Sales Retreat in August

Existing-home sales backed up in August, after two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Each of the four major U.S. regions experienced declines on both a MoM and YoY basis. Total existing-home sales decreased by 2.0% from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.88 million in August. […]

Real Estate Recovery: Economic Factors to Watch

The real estate industry is unlike any other, exemplified through the market’s resilience during this pandemic while the overall economy was hit hard. However, much of real estate hinges on overall recovery, and there are several economic factors you’ll want to keep an eye on: The Delta VariantConcerns over COVID-19 variants, particularly the highly infectious […]

Is a Housing Market Crash Possible in 2021?

With the real estate market experiencing surging prices, scant inventories and a backlog of new home construction, many consumers are wondering if what’s gone up must come back down—in other words, are we headed for another housing market crash? Let’s take a closer look. Think Back to the Great RecessionThe unforeseen housing market crash 15 […]

Is a Housing Market Crash Possible in 2021?

With the real estate market experiencing surging prices, scant inventories and a backlog of new home construction, many consumers are wondering if what’s gone up must come back down—in other words, are we headed for another housing market crash? Let’s take a closer look. Think Back to the Great RecessionThe unforeseen housing market crash 15 […]

Cost vs. Value: 2021 Home Improvement Projects With the Highest ROI

Jameson Doris Among all the uncertainties that the past 14 months has brought to the U.S. housing market, one of the few things that has remained constant is the value that home improvement projects add to a home. Exterior home improvement projects, in particular, took center stage in 2021, according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value […]

How to Utilize Cryptocurrency When Buying Real Estate

By Brooke Chaplan The growth of cryptocurrencies (crypto) and blockchain is huge news. Whether you’re on board with the idea of digital currency or not, it’s one of the most significant advances in the financial world in recent years. Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are still confusing and sound foreign to many business […]

Three Tips To Prepare Your Home For The Long Haul

By Brentnie Daggett Your home is likely the largest investment you’ll ever make, and the cardinal rule of investing is to protect and preserve. Preventative home maintenance will not only protect your home and preserve its value, but it will also help you save money in the long run. Beyond the financial aspect, you want […]

Pending Home Sales Break Trend, Rising After Two Months of Declines

By RISMedia Staff Pending home sales increased in March after posting two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Regionally, all areas except one experienced month-over-month gains in March; however, each area saw year-over-year growth. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, increased […]