CBDP Happenings

Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 10, 2020 in  uncategorized
You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price range, what you’re comfortable within a monthly mortgage payment, and ultimately how much money you can borrow for your loan. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to do this. According to a re... read more

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 02, 2020 in  uncategorized
Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from the place people returned to after work, school, hitting the gym or vacationing, to the place where families do all of the above. For those who now spend the majority... read more

The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb

Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 28, 2020 in  uncategorized
Earlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry by tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home Price – Growth in asking prices Housing Supply – Growth of new listings Pace of Sales – Difference in time-on-m... read more

Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market

Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 01, 2020 in  uncategorized
In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the current demand. Now, however, we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers. Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com, explains: “Seller confidence has been improving gradually after reaching its bottom in mid-April, and now it appears to have reached an ... read more

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?

Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 28, 2020 in  uncategorized
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemployment, and a level of social unrest perhaps never seen before have all changed the way we live. Only the real estate market seems to be unaffected, as a new forecast projects there may be more homes purchased this year than last year. As we come to the end of this tumultuous year, we’re preparing for perhaps the most contentious presidential election... read more
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