Yvette Belisle

Yvette Belisle

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Waiting For Mortgage Rates To Go Lower? That’s Unlikely, Says Freddie Mac

By Yvette Belisle - September 23, 2020
Mortgage rates have continued to drop in recent months, hitting new all-time lows seemingly every week. And while the average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is currently (for the week ending September 3, 2020) under 3 percent, the consistent downward trend could have buyers holding out, waiting for rates to drop even lower. But according to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are unli

Homes In The US Selling Faster in 2020

By Yvette Belisle - September 21, 2020
When you list your home, you don’t want it to sit on the market for months and months. You want to get an offer and make the sale as quickly as possible. Well, as it turns out, if you’re hoping to sell your home quickly, now is a great time to make a move. According to realtor.com’s August 2020 Monthly Housing Trends Report, the average home for sale in August 2020 was

Millennials Are Driving The Current Housing Boom

By Yvette Belisle - September 18, 2020
Since the lifting of stay-at-home orders and other COVID-related restrictions, the housing market has been experiencing an unprecedented resurgence. And the buyers who are driving that resurgence? None other than the millennial generation. According to the Wall Street Journal (outlined in a recent article in REALTOR® Magazine), home buyers in their 20s and 30s are playing a serio

Rural Real Estate Prices Are On The Rise

By Yvette Belisle - September 07, 2020
Urban areas have long been the hottest real estate markets in the country. But the pandemic and stay-at-home orders left many people longing for more space, both indoors and out—and now that restrictions are being lifted, many of them are leaving the cities and heading to rural destinations to find the space they’re looking for. And as interest in properties in rural areas is incre

August Home Buyer Activity Making Up For Lost Spring Market

By Yvette Belisle - August 26, 2020
In normal years, Spring is the hottest homebuying season of the year. But we don’t have to tell you that 2020 isn’t a normal year—and as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns, it looks like peak homebuying season is going to hit a little late this year. According to recent data from realtor.com, pace of sales, demand, and prices in August have all surpassed data from this

Nearly Half Of Offers In The United States Are Being Made Sight Unseen

By Yvette Belisle - August 14, 2020
When COVID-19 first hit, much of the country was under stay-at-home orders, which made it impossible for buyers to get out and see potential homes in person. And while stay-at-home orders have been lifted in most places, many buyers are still wary about hitting open houses or touring homes in person. But, as it turns out, that’s not stopping them from actually buying homes. Th

Buyer Demand Driving Up Listing Prices Across The Country

By Yvette Belisle - August 12, 2020
The current real estate market is an excellent example of the law of supply in demand. After a period of slowed activity due to COVID-19, buyers have emerged strong and ready to buy, but the lack of inventory is creating serious demand for properties—and driving up prices in the process. According to realtor.com’s July Monthly Housing Trends report, the national median listing

Pending Home Sales Show Record-Breaking Bounce Back After Quarantine

By Yvette Belisle - July 15, 2020
When COVID-19 first hit, many buyers put their home searches on hold—and that pause continued through the following months as much of the nation was under stay-at-home orders. But now that the country has started to reopen, buyers are “unpausing” their searches and buying homes, which has translated to an unprecedented rebound in the market. Data released in June in the 

Fewer Houses On The Market Presents a Prime Opportunity for Sellers

By Yvette Belisle - July 13, 2020
After putting their home search on hold during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, buyers are returning to the market ready and eager to purchase a home. But the biggest challenge facing them in today’s market? A lack of inventory. According to recent data from realtor.com, available housing inventory dropped 27.4 percent from June 2019 to June 2020, translating to approximately 36

As Pandemic Restrictions Are Loosened, Americans Are Ready To Buy Real Estate

By Yvette Belisle - June 15, 2020
COVID-19 and the resulting stay-at-home orders had many people putting their real estate plans on hold. But as restrictions are lifted and the country continues to open, it looks like the coronavirus has actually made people more eager to buy than they were pre-pandemic. According to a recent survey from LendingTree, 53 percent of home buyers said they were more likely to buy a home in th
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