Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You'll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Jan. 24, 2020

2019 Real Estate Wrap Up - Towns County, GA

Home sales and home sold prices were both up last year in Towns County, GA – Hiawassee, and Young Harris. This is the 5th year in a row that the average sold price has gone up! This is the 11th year in a row that we have been the top sales office in our market.

As the market continues to grow & stay strong in Towns County, GA you might want to consider selling your mountain property! Call Me @ 828-557-9139 - I would love the opportunity to sell yours too!

If you are looking for a seller's guide, visit my website: https://www.callrickandrews.com/selling/

Or, if you would like FREE market analysis, I'm just one call away!

Jan. 24, 2020

2019 Real Estate Wrap Up - Union County, GA

Home sales were up in 2019! If you are considering selling your home in Union County, Georgia now is a great time as the housing inventory is very low. Additionally, the average sold price was up in 2019.

If you are looking to sell your mountain property this new year, don't look any further! Call Me @ 828-557-9139 or visit https://www.callrickandrews.com/

If you are looking for a seller's guide, visit my website: https://www.callrickandrews.com/selling/

Or, if you would like FREE market analysis, I'm just one call away!

Jan. 21, 2020

2019 Real Estate Wrap Up - Clay County, NC

In 2019, home sales were up in Clay County, North Carolina (including Hayesville, Warne, and Brasstown). We are slowly shifting from buyer's market to seller's market. This is the 11th year in a row that we have been the top sales office in our market.

As the market continues to stay strong in Clay County, NC, you might want to consider selling your mountain property! Call Me @ 828-557-9139 - I would love the opportunity to sell yours too!

If you are looking for a seller's guide, visit my website: www.callrickandrews.com/selling/

Dec. 24, 2019

Mountain Market Update 2019

Mountain Market Update (Jan. - Nov. 2019)

Dec. 18, 2019

Welcome to my Hometown!!

If you are interested in learning about current events in Clay County, visit their Chamber of Commerce website at https://www.claychambernc.com/alpha-pages/events/

 

Dec. 18, 2019

Open House - Ellington Road

WE ARE HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE!! PLEASE JOIN US! This is a great opportunity if you are still searching for your mountain dream home!!

Dec. 9, 2019

Open House - Dec. 12th

We're having an open house // come take a look inside! Join us this Thursday, December 12th between 11 am - 1 pm! If you are still on the hunt for your dream home here in the mountains, don't miss this opportunity!

Property: 565 Dan Knob Drive, Hayesville, NC

Posted in For Buyers, Millennials
Dec. 5, 2019

Top 4 Reasons Why Homes Do Not Sell in the Blue Ridge Mountains!!

Dec. 5, 2019

Closer Look At The MMU Report

Dec. 3, 2019

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase, and are in the market right now. More often than not, in many areas of the country, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy the same home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market.

Historically, a homeowner would stay an average of six years in his or her home. Since 2011, that number has hovered between nine and ten years. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move as they were unable to sell over the last few years due to a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move.

Many homeowners were reluctant to list their homes over the last couple of years, for fear they would not find a home to move into. That is all changing now as more homes come to market at the higher end. The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until additional inventory comes to market before you decide to sell.

3. Buyers Are Serious at This Time of Year

Traditionally, homeowners think about spring as a great time to list their homes, when more buyer traffic may be out there actively searching. In the winter, however, the buyers who are seeking a home – whether for relocation or otherwise – are serious ones. They’re ready to make offers and they’re eager to move, often quickly. Your house may be exactly what they’re looking for, so listing when other potential sellers are holding off may be your best opportunity to shine.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If your next move will be into the premium or luxury market, now is the time to move up. There is currently ample inventory for sale at higher price ranges. This means if you’re planning on selling a starter or trade-up home and moving into your dream home, you’ll be able to do that now. Demand for your entry-level home is high, and inventory in the luxury or premium market is too.

According to CoreLogic, prices are projected to appreciate by 5.6% over the next year. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and in your mortgage) if you wait.

5. It’s Time to Move On With Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it’s worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Are you ready to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to these questions. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market this winter. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.