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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many potential buyers decided to put their home search on hold. But it looks like buyers are getting back to searching for homes online.

According to recent analysis from LendingTree, which analyzed Google search data, search interest value for the term “homes for sale,” which measures the popularity of a search term on a scale of 1 to 100, jumped from a low of 56 when the pandemic hit to 86 by the end of April—an increase of 54 percent!

The Takeaway:

So, what does this mean for you? An increase in searches for the term “homes for sale” is a good indicator that buyer interest is starting to pick up again—so if you’re thinking about selling your home, consider that good news. And, if you’re thinking about buying, know that you’re not alone, and you may have some stiff competition for houses you want to buy.

Posted by Heather Smith on June 4th, 2020 12:40 PM



For most first-time buyers, purchasing a home is the biggest purchase of their lives—but according to a recent survey, the majority of them don’t exactly feel prepared.

A recent article from REALTOR Magazine outlined a survey from first-time homebuyer survey from real estate resource Framework, which found that the majority of first-time homebuyers feel unprepared to buy. According to the survey, only 41 percent of first-time homebuyers felt prepared for the homebuying process, while 44 percent said they feared making a costly mistake. And more than half of all first-time buyers—both prospective (58 percent) and recent (53%)—said the homebuying process was more difficult than it needed to be.

What does this mean for you? If you’re buying a home for the first time, you want to feel as prepared as possible—and that means working with a qualified real estate agent. The right agent will help you feel prepared for every step of the homebuying journey—and make the entire process of buying a home feel less complicated and difficult.


Posted by Heather Smith on November 21st, 2019 3:07 PM

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