One More Reason Listings Are Down

I’ve written about this a couple of times this year, but this morning CNN published an article with one more reason that listings are lower than they should be, and it seems worth adding to the stack. From 2011 to 2013 millions of families either bought or refinanced their homes with record-low interest rates. We’ve...

How Accurate are Online Value Estimates?

Zillow is the big fish in the online value estimate sites, so naturally it would be the first target of criticism. Many real estate agents are frustrated with Zillow across the country, claiming that “Zestimates,” Zillow’s estimate of value, is too low and that buyers are sometimes insisting they will not pay more than what...

Kickstarting the Market

Home values are up – home sales are down. And the buzz within the industry is all about “Why is this happening, and what can we do about it?” I read articles every day saying that the best minds keep trying to figure out why folks aren’t buying homes. Recently a number of analysts have...