Father’s Day is Sunday and to help celebrate fathers everywhere, Homes.com thought it was necessary to highlight the one thing that every man of the house needs in their home. Regardless of its size, every father needs a place where he can retreat to so that he can, well, be a guy! Whether it’s a big screen TV to watch his favorite team, a pool table to challenge his friends, or maybe just his favorite worn down recliner there should always be that one place that he can call his very own Man Cave! Continue reading
Homes.com recently released the Local Market Index and Rebound Reports indicating that the housing market is steadily recovering from the effects of the great recession. Additionally, the National Association of Realtors® reported that the U.S. housing market is ‘solidly recovering.’ As home price gains momentum, more homeowners are becoming increasingly comfortable with bringing their homes to the market. But will an increase in the nation’s housing supply cause these gains be short-lived?
According to an annual survey from Fannie Mae, American confidence in the ability to buy and sell a home ascended sharply due to recent strong home price gains. In fact, the share of respondents who say now is a good time to sell a home reached a record high of 40 percent, compared to 30 percent in April and 16 percent one year ago. Continue reading
“If a picture is worth a thousand words,” then a video is worth a million! There is no doubt that using video content is quickly becoming the next “big thing” for marketers everywhere. In fact, a study from the National Association of Realtors®¹ (NAR) reported that the majority (51%) of recent home buyers chose YouTube as their preferred online video destination when shopping for homes.
Videos are emotional and believable and increasingly in demand as consumers have come to expect videos to be available for any subject that they are interested in. Videos serve as a perfect opportunity to gain leads, promote your brand, and potentially increase sales!
So if video content is not yet a part of your marketing strategy, take a look at the numbers below²: Continue reading
Real estate professionals know better than anyone that the Great Recession significantly effected the real estate industry. So where did the proverbial burst of the “housing bubble” leave your local market? Is it still gasping for air or breathing a sigh of relief? To help you answer this question we have rolled out the red carpet for the release of the Homes.com Rebound Report.
What is the Rebound Report?
For most U.S. markets the housing boom of the early 2000’s represented a time of prosperity with increased demand and skyrocketing home values. Soon after came the time that we now know as the housing bust, which consisted of sharp decreases in demand and plummeting home values that contributed to the downward spiral of the nation’s economy. The Homes.com Rebound Report is used to measure the progression of the housing market since this grim time in the real estate industry. Continue reading
Recently, Homes.com celebrated some promising news regarding the state of the housing market as reported by the National Association of Realtors® (It’s Official: NAR Reports that Housing Market is ‘Solidly Recovering’!). All in all, the market is on the up and up. But how do things stand in your neck of the woods? Look no further because Homes.com has unveiled a Local Market Index Report, which is undoubtedly the most geographically comprehensive measure of the U.S. housing market right down to the quaint little cul-de-sac near you!
What is the Local Market Report?
Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending March 2013, the Homes.com Local Market Report is a new summary of price performance on repeat sale properties for both single family and multi-unit/condominium sales within the U.S. This information substantiates pricing trends, performance, and growth indicators. Continue reading