How agents stopped worrying and learned to love the iBuyer

How agents stopped worrying and learned to love the iBuyer

As the rise of instant buyer platforms continues, agents have kept themselves at the center of the transaction Despite forecasts that the iBuyer would gobble up a massive portion of market share, or even render the agent irrelevant, the growth of the quick-close,...
THREE TRENDS THAT COULD DRIVE HOME PRICES HIGHER IN 2020

THREE TRENDS THAT COULD DRIVE HOME PRICES HIGHER IN 2020

According to the National Association of Realtors, home values across the US increased by 5.1%, on average, throughout 2019. Here are three trends that could cause home prices to continue rising in 2020: Supply The number of homes available for sale is low in many...
Director’s Corner Appraiser Regulation: The Role of the Board

Director’s Corner Appraiser Regulation: The Role of the Board

Occasionally, I am copied on email exchanges sent from real estate brokers to appraisers which criticize the appraiser’s value conclusions, blame the appraiser for killing the deal, and questioning the appraiser’s overall intelligence. Since the Division of Real...
Mortgage Rates Start 2020 on Strong Note

Mortgage Rates Start 2020 on Strong Note

Everything’s relative when it comes to mortgage rates. For every homeowner that’s been concerned about a short-term increase in rates, there’s another who’s glad to remind them how high rates used to be. At the moment, with top tier 30yr fixed...
Metro Denver suffers a record monthly drop in home inventory

Metro Denver suffers a record monthly drop in home inventory

And it is sellers, not buyers, driving the decline in supply Homebuyers in metro Denver will need to put aside visions of a more bountiful banquet of properties for sale in the new year. Owners are staying home, literally, and that should keep them in control of the...