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    How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 23, 2023

    According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 8 in 10 Americans say buying a home is a priority, and 28 million Americans actually plan to buy within the next 12 months. Homeownership provides many financial and nonfinancial benefits, so that interest is understandable. However, it’s unlikely all 28 million Americans will accomplish that goal in the coming year. Experts project a total... Read More

    A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best Option

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 23, 2023

    Many people are reaching the point in their lives when they need to decide where they want to live when they retire. If you’re a homeowner approaching this stage, you have several options to explore. Jessica Lautz, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “As we see the transition... Read More

    The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now

    By Robert Piazza Palotto Sold Team | February 21, 2023

    The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy.” Let’s break down these two big issues in today’s housing... Read More

    Spring into Action: Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Expert Guidance

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 20, 2023

    To sell your home this spring, it may need more preparation than it would have a year or two ago. Today’s housing market has a different feel. There are more homes for sale than there were at this time last year, but inventory is still historically low. So, if a house has been sitting on the market... Read More

    The Spring Housing Market Could Be a Sweet Spot for Sellers

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 17, 2023

    Some Highlights The biggest challenge in the housing market is how few houses there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy. The number of homes for sale is up from last year but below pre-pandemic numbers, and that means we’re still in a sellers’ market. The housing market needs more homes for sale... Read More

    Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices?

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 16, 2023

    The recent changes in home prices are top of mind for many as the housing market begins gearing up for spring. It can be hard to navigate misleading headlines and confusing data, so here’s what you should know about today’s home prices. Local price trends still vary by market. But looking at national data, Nataliya Polkovnichenko, Ph.D.,... Read More

    Should You Consider Buying a Newly Built Home?

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 15, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, you might be focusing on previously owned ones. But with so few houses for sale today, it makes sense to consider all your options, and that includes a home that’s newly built. The Number of Newly Built Homes Is on the Rise While there are more houses for sale... Read More

    What You Should Know About Closing Costs

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 13, 2023

    Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home, you need to understand what closing costs are... Read More

    How To Win as a Buyer in Today’s Housing Market

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 10, 2023

    Some Highlights In today’s housing market, you can still be the champion if you have the right team and strategy. To win as a buyer, you need to build your team, make strategic plays, consider what’s in and out of bounds, and stand out from the crowd. Let’s connect today to make your game-winning play. Read More

    Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 10, 2023

    67% of Americans say a housing market crash is imminent in the next three years. With all the talk in the media lately about shifts in the housing market, it makes sense why so many people feel this way. But there’s good news. Current data shows today’s market is nothing like it was before the housing crash in... Read More