Category: Home Seller Tips
A Snapshot of March!
Decrease in Inventory Does Not Equal Low Inventory The Greater Baton Rouge area’s housing market saw some changes in March 2023. While the number of new listings decreased by 20% compared to last year, there were still over 1,000 new homes available for buyers to choose from. Although the number of homes that went under... Read More
How Spring and Summer are Heating up Home Buying in Baton Rouge!
As the weather starts to warm up in the greater Baton Rouge area, home buyers begin to emerge from their winter hibernation and start looking for their next dream home. Spring and summer are traditionally busy seasons for the housing market, and for good reason. Let’s explore why the warmer weather brings out home buyers... Read More
Tips for Selling Your Home | Episode 1 – Landscaping
We’re Talking CURB APPEAL! Today’s Tip for Sellers with Richard Childress is Landscaping. Freshen up your home’s curb appeal with these few tricks from Richard! Read More
Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008
Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008 Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed: “The housing market is heating entering 2020 and recent rate declines could continue that trend, a sharp contrast to the strong cooling that was seen at this... Read More
The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now
The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy. With early... Read More
How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference
How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is key to driving the best price for... Read More
Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To?
Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To? If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a major reason there’s a shortage of housing inventory available to today’s buyers. Another reason is that the inventory of existing homes for sale is shrinking. According to the most... Read More
Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey
Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place to call their own. This... Read More
Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts
Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next economic slowdown (recession) could occur. Two years ago, 67% of the economists surveyed by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for the Economic Forecasting Survey predicted we would have a... Read More
First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year
First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58%... Read More