April 2021

This May Be the Best Month Ever to Sell a Home

Study: April is the best month to sell a home – more buyer interest, less competition, higher list prices and faster sales – and given market conditions right now that strongly favor sellers, there may never be a better time for homeowners to post a for-sale sign in their yard. SANTA CLARA – In today’s market, it seems as if it’s always a good time to sell a home because they’re selling...

How Many Homes Does the U.S. Need to Catch Up?

Why is the inventory of for-sale homes so tight? A new analysis by Freddie Mac found that supply will meet demand only if the U.S. adds 3.8M new homes. The housing need now is 52% greater than it was in 2018, just three years earlier – and it’s even worse for entry-level homes. The figures underscore the severity of the housing deficit, which is a major factor fueling the current red-hot housing...

Do Americans Believe a Home is Best Investment?

Do Americans believe a home is a better investment than stocks? In a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York notes that 93.3% of Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a better investment than buying stocks. The survey also shows a wide range of reasons why Americans feel that way (respondents were able to pick more than one...

You Really Need A Home Inventory

Written by: Jason Metz 3/26/21 Jason Metz is a writer who has worked in the insurance industry since 2007. Let’s do a quick mental exercise. Take a moment to think about all the stuff in your home. What comes to mind? Maybe your cherished record collection or a table passed down through generations. Or maybe that big flat screen TV you have mounted on the wall in front of the comfy sofa. OK,...

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