What Homebuyers Need to Know

Today’s home market is unique because of low inventory coupled with high demand. This can make it challenging to find a house to make an offer on, and even more difficult to have your offer accepted.  Many listings today are receiving multiple offers, so it is...
2021 Home Staging Profile

2021 Home Staging Profile

The result’s from NAR’s 2021 Profile of Home Staging are in, and for the first time, the survey looked at how TV shows influence buyers.  Real estate agents have known the importance of staging for some time. Not surprisingly, TV shows focusing on buying,...

Pros and Cons of a 20% Down Payment

While a 20% down payment used to be the norm, now most lenders allow buyers to purchase a home with a much lower down payment – as low as 3% – 5%.  Even with low down payment options, many consider 20% to be the ‘golden rule’ of purchasing a home....
2021 Home Staging Profile

Will low inventory continue through 2021?

Just about everyone searching for a home this year is asking the same question: Will more homes come on the market? Prospective buyers have been dealing with low inventory for a year. At the start of 2021, homes listed for sale reached a new low – the lowest...
2021 Home Staging Profile

How 2020 Changed the Connecticut Real Estate Market

Many know that the Connecticut housing market had a record-breaking year in 2020, with more single-family homes sold than in the past 15 years.  But what does this mean moving forward? A recent report by the Warren Group, a real estate research firm, outlines how...