Author Archives: Shannah Ferrante

    • The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

      Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Big Demand for Small Homes

      Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo Finances. This is not projected to change as we continue into the beginning of the year. “We expect […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • 3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

      Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping other options such as gold, […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment.
      • Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most value.
      • The exterior of a house is the first thing buyers see when searching for a home. Upgrading your roof or siding will ensure your home leaves a great first impression!
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

      This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a result, taking a look at the combined projections from […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

      When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue.   Here’s what three experts are saying we’ll likely see in 2020: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com “I think the biggest […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

      Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top 5 reasons not […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process.
      • A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will mean to you and your family.
      • If you’re considering buying or selling a home in 2020, make sure to work with someone who has the experience to answer all of your questions about pricing, contracts, and negotiations.
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

      Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.” If you’re currently renting, 2020 may be a great time to think about making a jump into homeownership while mortgage rates are low. […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante