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  Fall is in the air and in the market as well.  The single-family sector has slowed as it always does once school starts.  We lose our relo buyers as well as our non-local move-ups at this time of year, so single-family sales are limited primarily to...

Out on a Limb

I look for it to be a typical Fall market.  Single-family home sales will continue to slow, inventory will continue to slide starting in October, then at an increased pace in November and December.  Not unusual, and nothing to worry about, it is just the...

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April was a pretty good month,  as was May, although that really depended on what type of home you were selling or buying and where that home is located.  Townhome sales continued their frenzied pace where multiple offers and escalation clauses are the rule...

out on a Limb

March surprised us a bit, as activity leveled off a little from the pace earlier in the year.  Might have been the weather, might be a wavering of consumer confidence with the hiring freeze or it might just be that it paused briefly, we will just have to...

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March was disappointing in my opinion, but overall was pretty much the same as last year.  I just felt that we would see more activity than what we did, but hey, it still was not bad.  The townhome market fared better than single-family homes.  80...

Out on a Limb

I usually feel that the market sees a lot of “tire kickers” in January and February.  By that, I mean people getting out there and looking at homes but not making buying decisions, thinking that something better will be coming on the market. I feel...

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The warmer weather we had in January has gotten people out in the market and the lower pricing points are seeing good activity.  Not so much for the higher priced homes. We started the year with Inventory up, as far as the townhome sector, with 42 active listings...

Out on a Limb

While I was surprised a couple of times last year, they were pleasant surprises and our clients did well again in 2016.  I think 2017 will come out of the gates even stronger this year.  The slowdown we saw in the townhome market in the last 4 months of the...

Front Lines-January 2017

Compared to previous years, 2016 was really uneventful. It started off strong in the spring, then languished during the summer, and then we had a surprisingly busy fall.  I had expected the election to have a greater impact in both the earlier part of the year...