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Category Archives: Home Values


What is an Appraisal Gap and How it Can Impact a Home Purchase

What to Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser at CoreLogic, elaborates: “The frequency of buyers being willing to pay more […]




What Price Ranges Are Most Affected by the Inventory Shortage?

Price Ranges Feeling the Inventory Shortage You’ve heard the expression, “A picture is worth a 1000 words”. How true! The graphic above was shared recently at the National Association of Realtor’s Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum at the trade group’s midyear conference, the Realtors Legislative Meetings, which has attracted some 15,000 attendees. The homes in […]









Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure

Many housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID to delay mortgage payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some originally forecasted that up to 30% of homeowners would choose to enter forbearance. Less than 10% actually did, and […]








5 Reasons Why We’re NOT Heading Towards Another Housing Crash

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real estate consulting firm Meyers Research, addressed this point in a recent interview: “With […]