April 2020

Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House Today

With the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results show that people selling their houses today are holding strong on price. According to the most recent data, 74% of real estate agents noted that sellers are not dropping listing prices to attract more buyers. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, noted: “The housing market […]

Bill | Apr 28, 2020

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

One of the biggest questions we’ve been getting lately is what is happening to home prices in the current marketplace. In a nutshell nothing actually. By far and large prices have not changed due to it being a deep sellers market in most price points and locations. This is due to a huge lack of […]

Bill | Apr 27, 2020

Home Sales Increase Year-Over-Year Despite Expected Monthly March Sales Decline Due to Impact of COVID-19

From NAR: National Association of REALTORS WASHINGTON (April 21, 2020) – Existing-home sales fell in March following a February that saw significant nationwide gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions reported a dip in sales, with the West suffering the largest decrease. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that […]

Bill | Apr 24, 2020

7 Ways to Make Your Yard & Home a Bug-Free Zone

Be the home on the block that bugs run from. A lush spot for outdoor entertaining? Great. Perfect. A constant swarm of insects that invade your patio and home? No, thank you. Here’s how to keep bugs away from your patio and yard, and from getting inside your house. #1 Install Patio Fans Mosquitos may […]

Bill | Apr 22, 2020

Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets: The Options and Costs

Refacing kitchen cabinets might be “superficial,” but the results and savings are dramatic. Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic laminate. Doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match or complement the new veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and molding complete the transformation. What […]

Bill | Apr 22, 2020

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

Although a very different style of doing business, We are seeing a robust April in our Real Estate business. This is because of our Team’s commitment to our clients to provide the absolute best marketing and technology available like 3D Self-Directed Tours. See how we do it at More.ForrestATL.com The ‘Art of Delivering More’ is […]

Bill | Apr 21, 2020

Real Estate Now and the Emerging Technology

Buyer Searching a Brief History COVID-19 has accelerated the marketplace transitioning to better media for best-informed buyer searches. Online real estate searches first started taking hold in the 90s and forever changed the landscape of how business was done. Just like the buyers’ agent representation that came in the 2000s (What is a Agent and […]

Bill | Apr 17, 2020

Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing market is in trouble. For those who remember 2008, it’s logical to ask that question. Many of us experienced financial hardships, lost homes, and were out of work during the […]

Bill | Apr 15, 2020

What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your family situation, you may be in a position where you need to sell your home – and fast. While you probably feel like […]

Bill | Apr 15, 2020

Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

From Bill: That ugly “R” word is a reality in that several sectors of the economy have paused ongoing operations. While this does meet the traditional definition of a ‘Recession’ purely from a GDP standpoint as you will see below. This does not correlate to a housing crash at all. We are still selling homes […]

Bill | Apr 13, 2020