Archives: February 2017

Listing Early – Selling Quickly

Behind – Even – Ahead It is the end of February, a month that is typically known for winter blizzards, sub zero temperatures and families staying inside. February 2017 was virtually none of those things. Multiple high temperature records were set and it clearly felt like it was late March most of the month. As […]

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2008, that average is almost […]

The Impact of Homeownership on Family Health

The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows households to accumulate wealth and social status, and is the […]

How is The Neighborhood?

When I am out showing homes to buyers, some of the most common questions I hear is “How is the neighborhood?”, “Is this a safe neighborhood?”, “What are the crime rates for this area?” and “Can I feel safe walking this neighborhood with my children?”. These are legitimate questions of any potential home buyer as […]