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    Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth

    By John Gscheidmeier | November 10, 2020

    For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. In fact, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finance Data from the Federal Reserve, for the average homeowner: “…a primary home accounts for 90% of the total wealth of a family... Read More

    Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

    By John Gscheidmeier | November 9, 2020

    In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy to meet that growing need. This means now is the time to make a move so you can close the deal on your ideal terms. Even in today’s... Read More

    What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices?

    By John Gscheidmeier | June 23, 2020

    What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices? A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made predicting consumer behavior nearly impossible. For that reason, forecasting home prices has become extremely difficult. Normally, there’s a simple formula to determine the... Read More

    Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

    By John Gscheidmeier | April 30, 2020

    Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process.... Read More

    Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

    By John Gscheidmeier | April 29, 2020

    Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes. Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest... Read More

    Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House Today

    By John Gscheidmeier | April 28, 2020

    Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House Today With the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results show that people selling their houses today are holding strong on price. According to the most recent data, 74% of real estate agents noted that sellers are not dropping listing prices... Read More

    Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable

    By John Gscheidmeier | April 23, 2020

    Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable Earlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery from this economic downturn, and there’s research on previous post-pandemic recoveries to support that expectation. In addition, we noted how there are some in the business community who believe we... Read More

    Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

    By John Gscheidmeier | April 22, 2020

    Keys to Selling Your House Virtually In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these... Read More

    Will This Economic Crisis a V, U, or L-shaped Recovery?

    By John Gscheidmeier | April 21, 2020

    Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery? Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are deciding on the best strategy to slowly and safely reopen, the big question is: how long will it take the... Read More

    The Pain Of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not For Long

    By John Gscheidmeier | April 20, 2020

    The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for Long There are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and a financial crisis caused by our inability to move around as we normally would. Over 20 million people in the U.S. became instantly... Read More