December 9, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR If buyers and sellers are stressing out over the housing market noise level then they stand a real chance of losing out on what will likely be a pretty good market next year.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
That doesn’t mean the local market will be status quo either. Make a note of the word local. That’s what anyone serious about the...
December 2, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR A story that popped up just after Thanksgiving heralded a study that said Americans were very generous during the holiday season, but not so much during the rest of the year.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
The might be true of some people in some places. But it’s sure not the case with the Realtor® family.  Like many trade and...
November 23, 2018
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
There’s a real estate rule of thumb that holds during normal market conditions there’s a six-month inventory of homes for sale. Locally, we haven’t seen that on a consistent basis for about two years. So, the new inventory rule of thumb being bantered around is normal equals a four-to-six-month supply....
November 18, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR It’s common knowledge that as the technology revolution evolved many of yesteryear’s jobs were casualties. For instance: It wasn’t that many years ago when the local telephone office was a mainstay employer. Those jobs went the way of many bank tellers, cashiers and travel agents, just to name a few. There will be more in the future.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR...
November 11, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR This isn’t a Halloween story, but it’s about as scary as it gets for homeowners.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
Now that the leaves have turned, and nights are cooler legions of things that crawl, hop and slither are looking for a warmer place to live. And this year’s wet summer was prime for critters – especially termites.  As...
November 4, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Last year the top question for the army of people making their living in the real estate industry was “is this party ending anytime soon?” Back then the local market was in its third year of monthly record-setting sales. With just a couple of months left in this year the conversation – but not the sales pace - has shifted gears. Whatever you want to call it - a slowdown or softening - is in sight. That moves the...