Category: Infographics

    • To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging.
      • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers.
      • 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
      • The top rooms to stage to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • What State Gives You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you?
      • The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compared to Northeast and Western states.
      • The ‘Biggest Bang for your Buck’ comes in Mississippi where, compared to the national average, you can actually purchase $116.01 worth of goods for $100.
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific sugg...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Highlights: Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.52 million. Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 4.3-month supply, marking the 25th month in a row of declines. The median price of homes sold in June was $263,800. This is ...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent homebuyers who were single at the time of purchase held steady at 24% last year.
      • The percentage of first-time buyers who were single females rose to 17% (up from 16%), as the share of single men dropped from 11% to 8%.
      • The primary reason for buying a home amongst singles was the desire to own a home of their own (38% for women and 37% for men).
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Median Days on the Market Drops to 27! [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index.
      • The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions.
      • Homes sold in less than a month in 24 out of 50 states, and Washington D.C.
      • Homes typically went under contract in 27 days in May!
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Existing Home Sales Surge into Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Existing Home Sales reached their third highest mark this year in May.
      • Inventory of homes for sale has dropped 8.4% since last year, marking the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year declines.
      • NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun had this to say: “Those able to close on a home last month are probably feeling both happy and relieved. Listings in the affordable price range are scarce, homes are coming off the market at an extremely fast pace and the prevalence of multiple offers in some markets are pushing prices higher.”
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%)...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Top Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI).
      • While big projects like adding a bathroom or a complete kitchen remodel are popular ways to increase a home’s value, something as simple as updating landscaping and curb appeal can have a quick impact on a home’s value.
      • For more information about top renovation projects that net you the most ROI, you can check out the complete list here.
      Written by Denise Zervos

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