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Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

(Published on - 9/27/2020 6:10:17 PM)

Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • As a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the opposite is actually true.
  • To sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, you should eliminate buyer concerns by pricing your home competitively right from the start.
  • Reach out to a local real estate professional today to make sure you have the guidance you need to price your home right this fall.


Article Source: Keeping Current Matters


Realty Executives Midwest
1310 Plainfield Rd. Ste 2 | Darien, IL 60561
Office: 630-969-8880

Real Estate Market Snapshot

(Published on - 9/20/2020 3:40:33 PM)
 Article Source: MRED

Will Election Impact the Real Estate Market?

(Published on - 9/13/2020 3:08:52 PM)

Watch this brief video to learn how the election may impact the Real Estate Market.


Resource: Keeping Current Matters 

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

(Published on - 9/6/2020 6:53:58 PM)

Homebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are actively purchasing homes, and the momentum is continuing into the fall. It is, however, becoming harder for buyers to find homes to purchase. If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, the coming weeks might just be the timing you’ve been waiting for.

According to the Pending Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

Pending home sales in July achieved another month of positive contract activity, marking three consecutive months of growth.

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, rose 5.9% to 122.1 in July. Year-over-year, contract signings rose 15.5%. An index of 100 is equal to the level of contract activity in 2001.”

This means that for the past several months, buyers have signed an increasing number of contracts to purchase homes – well above where the market was at this time last year. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR notes:

“We are witnessing a true V-shaped sales recovery as homebuyers continue their strong return to the housing market…Home sellers are seeing their homes go under contract in record time, with nine new contracts for every 10 new listings.”

Below is a graph that shows the impressive recovery of homes sales compared to previous years. The deep blue v marks the slowdown from this spring that turned into an exponential jump in sales that followed through the summer, skyrocketing above years past:

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace | Keeping Current Matters

What Does This Mean for Sellers?

If you were thinking about putting your house on the market in the spring, but decided to wait due to the health crisis, it may be time to make your move. Buyers are in the market right now. With so few homes available to purchase, homeowners today are experiencing more bidding wars, creating an optimal time to sell.

Is This Trend Going to Continue?

As CNBC notes, there are no signs of slowing buyer demand this fall:

The usual summer slowdown in the housing market is not happening this year. Buyers continue to show strong demand, spurred by the new stay-at-home world of the coronavirus and by record low mortgage rates.”

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, concurred:

“In a typical year in the housing market, buyer interest begins to wane before seller interest causing the usual seasonal slowdown as we move into the fall. Due to a delayed spring season and low mortgage rates, we could see buyer interest extend longer than usual into the typically quieter fall. Whether this means more home sales will depend on whether sellers participate or decide to stay on the sidelines.”

As Hale mentioned, homeowners who are willing to sell their houses right now will play a big role in whether the trend continues. The market needs more homes to satisfy ongoing buyer demand. Maybe it’s time to leverage your equity and move up while eager home shoppers are ready to purchase a house just like yours.

Bottom Line

If your current home doesn’t meet your family’s changing needs, contact a local real estate professional to help you sell your house and make the move you’ve been waiting for all year.


Article Source: Keeping Current Matters


Realty Executives Midwest
1310 Plainfield Rd. Ste 2 | Darien, IL 60561
Office: 630-969-8880

From Minor to Major: Roof Damage to Look for After a Bad Storm

(Published on - 8/23/2020 5:01:10 PM)

Depending on where you reside, bad storms may be a frequent occurrence. Even if you don't live in these storm-prone areas, when they do eventually hit, they can leave unspeakable damage.

While you may be safe inside, the same cannot always be said for the exterior of your home. One part of the house that takes the brunt of a storm is the roof. Here are different types of roof damage to look out for after a storm:

Damaged, Broken or Missing Shingles

The kind of roof damage you have depends on the type of storm that hit your area. If your roof has damaged or missing shingles, it's most likely due to a wind storm. Shingles are roofing materials that keep water, debris and even pests from infiltrating the interior of your home. While shingles are made to withstand turbulent weather conditions, they aren't indestructible.

If your roof is old, it's not uncommon to experience an issue with shingles. If you notice damage or missing shingles, contact a professional roofing company to replace them.

Faulty Gutters

Your gutters are one of the main safeguards to keep water from damaging your home. However, if they become clogged or break after a storm, you might start to see water inside. Water damage caused by faulty gutters can include a leaking roof and structural damage. It can also cause mold to grow, which can ruin your home's foundation and could also make you sick. If your gutters are in disrepair, you should contact a roof restoration service for help.

Attic Issues

When a storm blows over, the first place you should check is your attic. This area of your home can show tell-tale signs of roof damage from the inside out. If you notice any stains or leaks, there's a good chance your roof is damaged. Even the tiniest of leaks can cause serious damage to the drywall inside. Furthermore, if you feel a breeze in your attic, it can also be a sign that your roof has lost some shingles or it has sustained damage from hail.

Storms can affect your home in many ways, but the truth is, your roof is vulnerable. If you notice any of these issues, be sure to call a professional to repair your roof!


Article Source: RISMedia's Housecall


Realty Executives Midwest
1310 Plainfield Rd. Ste 2 | Darien, IL 60561
Office: 630-969-8880



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