Let's face it, life has a nasty habit of throwing up problems at irregular and unscheduled intervals. And just like waiting what seems like ages for a bus, a few can suddenly arrive out of the blue and all at once. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the wide range of … Continue reading Worried About Maintenance and Repair Costs? – How About A Home Warranty!
While not every real estate expert prediction comes true, one that certainly did come through in style during 2016 was the most significant return of the first time buyer for many, many years. By August, we were able to report that, according to a Zillow survey, 53% of all buyer sales by that point in the … Continue reading Year In Review 1: First Time Buyers
If ever a month seems to fly by, it is December. Incredibly, there are just 22 more days left in 2016... It's therefore quite possible that you have been considering, or maybe have already decided on, your resolutions for the very soon to be with us New Year. Are you're still renting? If so, we … Continue reading Will 2017 Be The Year You Finally Stop Renting and Buy a Home?
Our attention has just been drawn to what is really quite a staggering statistic on low inventory of available homes across the nation. According to the latest CoreLogic US Home Price Report, unsold housing inventory was at the lowest point nationally for the second quarter of the year for over 30 years! To put a number … Continue reading Reflections on a New National Low Inventory Figure
We're already at that point in the year when we often begin to take stock of our situation and start to formulate our plans for the New Year that's fast approaching. If your home has been on the market for some time and has yet to sell, it could well be that you'll be reviewing … Continue reading A Change of Agent for 2017?
We've just taken the opportunity to have a look at the latest Albuquerque area real estate statistics (for February), published by the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®. We're thrilled, if unsurprised, to report that the great start to the year in the area for sellers is continuing. Sellers last month enjoyed a 6.6% year-on-year rise … Continue reading The Good News For Sellers Continues in Albuquerque Area Real Estate
We always look forward to this time in the month, as it's when we get to see the latest statistics published by The Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® and to reflect on them with you. Once again they paint a very favorable picture of our local market in the high season month of July. Among … Continue reading Latest Albuquerque Area Real Estate Stats Demonstrate Lively High Season
Where is the time going? This is already our penultimate blog of January, meaning that we're already close to being one twelfth of the way through 2017. Incredible isn't it! As we've been reflecting in recent weeks, it has been a hectic start to the year, building on the momentum at the end of last … Continue reading Five Things Smart Home Sellers Will Be Doing This Year
In retrospect, it was perhaps inevitable that financial markets would react to the election result last week, regardless of who won. After an immediate downward reaction to the result, stock markets quickly rallied, which caused bonds, a safe-haven investment when stocks are unattractive, to suddenly become less appealing. A side-effect has been for mortgage rates, … Continue reading Mortgage Rates – Time Once Again For Some Perspective
As you may already be acutely aware, next Monday will be the first day back for Albuquerque Public Schools. As ever, it's one of the earliest signs that the summer months are just beginning to draw to a close. While a lot of movers will have been keen to be in their new homes for … Continue reading Preparing for a Strong Late Summer Albuquerque Area Real Estate Market