California home prices to grow more slowly next year, Realtors forecast, but sales may be stronger

Ultra-low mortgage rates and pent-up demand for single-family homes will offset continued economic uncertainty and a supply shortage in 2021, with the net result being a 3.3% increase in California home sales and a modest 1.3% increase in the median price next year versus 2020, according to a California Association of Realtors forecast published Tuesday.

With only a few months left to go, sales this year are expected to be

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Dallas’ Ebby Halliday Realtors is crossing the Red River to sell homes

Legacy Dallas real estate sales firm Ebby Halliday Cos. is expanding its reach out of state for the first time to Oklahoma.



a large brick building with a sign in front of a house: Ebby Halliday has two dozen North Texas offices.


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Ebby Halliday has two dozen North Texas offices.

The 75-year-old property sales company is now handling real estate listings north of the Red River.

“We are thrilled to offer those looking to buy or sell in Oklahoma the same great service we have long been known for in North Texas,” President and CEO Chris Kelly said in a statement.

Ebby Halliday operates out of two dozen offices in North Texas, including close to the Oklahoma border in Grayson County.

“2020 has been a significant year of growth as we open new offices in Cedar Hill, Prosper and Forney, and as we expand into the Oklahoma market to serve the needs of our valued clients,” Kelly said.

Ebby Halliday’s Marsha Butler

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Real estate prices remain high in Kitchener-Waterloo, realtors say

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Housing prices continue to hold steady in the Kitchener-Waterloo market although they remain dramatically higher than a year ago, according to numbers released by the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors (KWAR).



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The realtors’ group says that the average sales price of a home in the area was to $637,691 in September, about 17.5 per cent higher than it was in September 2019.

Read more: Home prices remain at lofty heights in Kitchener-Waterloo in August

While that is still a massive change it is about on par with sales prices in August ($634,409) and July ($639,814.)

While the average cost of a home appears to be stable for now, the cost of a detached home jumped last month to $768,762, an increase of 25 per cent over

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Demand for homes in Nashville area has Realtors knocking on doors

Strangers are knocking on doors and calling phones across the Nashville region, but they aren’t selling anything. They want to buy something — your house.

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Realtors under pressure to find homes for clients who are ready to buy are looking for homeowners who are ready to sell. The problem is, there simply aren’t enough homes for sale to meet demand.

“The market continues to get tighter and tighter and tighter,” said Keller Williams Realtor Roger Poulin, who recently spent an afternoon knocking on doors in East Nashville’s Lockeland Springs neighborhood.

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“Half the people I talked with told me, ‘You’re about the 50th person who’s knocked on my door,’” he said. “It’s a trend.”

The problem is simple arithmetic.

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Austin realtors report an uptick in out-of-town home buyers

Austin realtor Heather Brown said many of those out-of-town home buyers are working from home permanently and can live anywhere.

AUSTIN, Texas — Since June, some local realtors have reported seeing an uptick in out-of-state buyers in Austin, in a market already saturated with buyers but a low home inventory. 

“We pretty much moved just for the job,” said new resident Alec Ryan.”I found a good opportunity with a great company, LandCare.”

With the opportunity to work in landscaping year-round, Ryan moved his family of six from the snowy mountains of Colorado to the grassy green hills of Austin.

“It seems similar to kind of that Colorado lifestyle, you know, very outdoorsy, lots of good music and lots of good food,” said Ryan.

Even though some of that has been devastated by COVID-19, Ryan’s realtor, Heather Brown with Remax Austin Skyline, said that’s not stopping out-of-towners from moving to the

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Top Litchfield Park AZ Realtors Share Checklist For Making a Selling House Exterior Impeccable

There is no second chance to make a first impression. A home buyer is going to make an initial decision when pulling into the driveway of a home for sale and make that first impression. It is important that the exterior of the home look as pristine as possible.

Realtors in Litchfield Park, AZ, Matt and Shalin Caren have created a partial list of tips for those who are thinking about selling their home. Their tips represent years of experience in the real estate industry and have been proven time and time again to help sell a home.

“There should be no cars in the driveway or near the home. Park away from the house as this will give the potential buyer the feeling of coming home to their house and not someone else,” said Matt, one of the best Litchfield Park Arizona real estate agents.

The lawn should be

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Real Estate Agents vs. Brokers vs. Realtors

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Americans are snapping up homes. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes rose almost 25% in July from a year before, a huge jump brought about by the intersection of two factors: low interest and the coronavirus pandemic.         

“People having to isolate forced them to evaluate their living situation, whether they owned or were renting,” says Jeff Belzer, a Realtor with Jeff Belzer & Associates at LIV Sotheby’s Realty in Ventura, California. “We’re seeing people who are homeowners wanting to buy bigger homes, and a lot of first-time homebuyers.” 

The current low interest rates, Belzer adds, “are opening up new opportunities for people.”  

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Leading Realtors in Litchfield Park AZ: “For Sale By Owner” Sign Does Help Sell Easier – Press Release

It is time to sell a home. It does not matter the reason. Many chose to sell to upsize or downsize as the case may be. Regardless, signage is the best way to help move a property.

“Going to a local big box and getting a ‘For Sale By Owner’ sign is a perfect way to help advertise a home for sale. Most who may be interested in buying a home may pay closer attention because of a simple sign. They realize the opportunity of saving money because there is no commission to pay for an agent,” said Matt Caren one of the leading real estate agents of Litchfield Park, Arizona.

All signs should have a visible phone number, written clearly so potential buyers can call if they have an interest in viewing the home. This will help keep visitors from bad times or at strange hours.

The sign should

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