The REAL Market Update

By |2024-06-18T14:59:23-04:00June 18th, 2024|

The numbers are starting to shift a little bit! Sometimes when I write these blogs about market trends there is definitely some deja vu as many of the market trends have remained somewhat consistent.  I'm starting to see some material changes in the numbers now that are starting to manifest themselves anecdotally in [...]

May Newsletter

By |2024-05-25T12:10:43-04:00May 25th, 2024|

May Market Update & Newsletter The Spring housing market is starting to warm up here in Northern Virginia right along with the weather.  Inventory of homes for sale is (Finally!) on the rise, and unsurprisingly so are sales.  Great and welcome news, though admittedly it's a bit of damning with faint praise.  This April [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2024-05-25T11:53:52-04:00May 25th, 2024|

Happy Memorial Day!! It may be a holiday week-end but the real estate market is not taking a pause!  One of the things that the years long acute inventory shortage has brought us is a leveling out of the seasonality of the marketplace.  The normal ebbs and flows around spring time, August vacations and [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2024-05-02T16:29:32-04:00May 2nd, 2024|

It's Major Championship season in the golf world (way to go Scotti Scheffler) so you are going to get golf analogies in today's post!  In golf, you hit a lot of drivers and putts, but sometimes it's your lob wedge that wins you the tournament.  We're going to talk a little bit about [...]

April Newsletter

By |2024-04-29T14:01:03-04:00April 29th, 2024|

April Market Update & Newsletter This real estate market is ever-changing and evolving and the only constant we've come to expect has been change.  That has not been the case for large stretches of my 35 years in the business, but it sure is now.  In March, a landmark case involving real estate commissions [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2024-04-18T10:02:01-04:00April 18th, 2024|

There is a LOT going on that is affecting the local housing market, some of which is a "surprise" to the so-called experts but which probably shouldn't have been.  Ever since inflation reared its ugly head at the beginning of the Biden administration I have been blogging and talking about how a huge [...]

March Newsletter

By |2024-03-17T16:48:31-04:00March 17th, 2024|

March Market Update & Newsletter As we step into March, a time that seems to effortlessly slip by us, it's a reminder of how fast time moves.  With March comes the excitement of March Madness and the anticipation of the Final Four, alongside the gradually lengthening days that breathe renewed energy into our routines.  The thrill of [...]

January Newsletter

By |2024-01-24T17:34:06-05:00January 24th, 2024|

January Market Update & Newsletter Wow, in the blink of an eye, 2023 is over.  A lot happened during the blink, so it was certainly eventful, but time sure does fly.  You may be asking what happened in real estate this year (though if you've been reading my blogs or these newsletters you [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2023-12-18T13:03:22-05:00December 18th, 2023|

The Math says don't wait to purchase! Rates have come down for 5 straight weeks now and are down almost 1%! This is excellent news for all involved in the market.  And this particularly impacts the affordability calculus for purchasers and move-up buyers that are tethered to their current lower-rate mortgages. But there [...]

December Newsletter

By |2023-12-06T12:39:22-05:00December 6th, 2023|

December Market Update & Newsletter As we all know, today's headlines tend to focus more on capturing attention rather than accurately representing reality.  It would be nice if the headlines provided insight into the facts and accurate analysis to follow, wouldn't it?  Unfortunately, many of these headlines contain misleading statements such as "skyrocketing [...]

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