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A Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis

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Everywhere you look, people are talking about a potential recession. And if you’re planning to buy or sell a house, this may leave you wondering if your plans are still a wise move. To help ease your mind, experts are saying that if we do officially enter a recession, it’ll be mild and short. As the Federal Reserve explained in their March meeting: “. . . the staff’s projection at the time of the …


Why Buying a Home Makes More Sense Than Renting Today

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Wondering if you should continue renting or if you should buy a home this year? If so, consider this. Rental affordability is still a challenge and has been for years. That’s because, historically, rents trend up over time. Data from the Census shows rents have been climbing pretty steadily since 1988.  And, data from the latest rental report from shows rents continue to grow today, even though it’s at a …


What Are the Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

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The housing market’s been going through a lot of change lately, and there’s been uncertainty surrounding what will happen this spring. You may be wondering if more homes will go on the market, what’s next with home prices and mortgage rates, or what the best advice is for someone in your position right now. Here’s what industry experts are saying right now about the spring housing market and what it means …


The Big Advantage If You Sell This Spring

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Thinking about selling your house? If you’ve been waiting for the right time, it could be now while the supply of homes for sale is so low. HousingWire shares: “. . . the big question is whether we are finally starting to see the seasonal spring increase in inventory. The answer is no, because active listings fell to a new low last week for 2023 . . .” The National Association of …


Homebuyer Activity Shows Signs of Warming Up for Spring

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The spring season appears to be warming up in housing as more and more buyers enter the market. And after rising mortgage rates sidelined so many buyers last year, that’s a good sign for sellers. has the latest: “Spring is officially here, and like green shoots emerging from the bleak winter, new data suggests that more buyers are back in the market, although more subdued compared to a year ago.” We …


Why Aren’t Home Prices Crashing?

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There have been a lot of shifts in the housing market recently. Mortgage rates rose dramatically last year, impacting many people’s ability to buy a home. And after several years of rapid price appreciation, home prices finally peaked last summer. These changes led to a rise in headlines saying prices would end up crashing. Even though we’re no longer seeing the buyer frenzy that drove home values up during the pandemic, …


A New Data Share Agreement Between Multiple California MLSs Expands Statewide Real Estate Data Access

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The Bay East Association of REALTORS®, bridgeMLS® Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®, and the Combined Los Angeles/Westside MLS (The MLS™/CLAW) announced today a data share agreement that will give real estate professionals access to property information from dozens of communities in Southern and Northern California. “This collaboration expands Bay East brokers’ and agents’ access to the most comprehensive listing data for the Greater Los Angeles area,” said Tricia Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Bay East Association of REALTORS® …


We’re in a Sellers’ Market. What Does That Mean?

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Even though activity in the housing market has slowed from the frenzy we saw over a year ago, today’s low supply of homes for sale is still a sellers’ market. But what does that really mean? And why are conditions today so good if you want to list your house? It starts with the number of homes available for sale. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of …


How Homeownership Is Life Changing for Many Women

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Throughout Women’s History Month, we reflect on the impact women have in our lives, and that includes impact on the housing market. In fact, since at least 1981, single women have bought more homes than single men each year, and they make up 17% of all households. Why Is Homeownership So Important to Women? The rise in women pursuing homeownership hasn’t just made an impact on the housing market. It’s also been an asset for those …


Get Ready: The Best Time To List Your House Is Almost Here

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If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching. Experts at looked at seasonal trends from recent years (excluding 2020 as an uncharacteristic year due to the onset of the pandemic) and determined the ideal week to list a house this year: “Home sellers on the fence waiting for that perfect moment to sell should start preparations, because …