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The Real Estate Group was founded with the intent of being a market leader in agent development, technology, information and resources. We've created The Insider Blog to bring a wealth of information from industry professionals straight to you. Here you'll find an 'insider's' look at Real Estate, the topics of today, and insight into where we think the future is headed.
  • 5 Ways Big Data Is Changing Real Estate

    Every facet of the business world has been radically changed by the way data is collected, analyzed and transmitted.

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    5 Ways Big Data Is Changing Real Estate
  • How Computer Vision Is Changing The Real Estate Experience

    Have you ever felt your eyes begin to cross after hours of sifting through listings on the MLS?

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    How Computer Vision Is Changing The Real Estate Experience
  • Back To School? Here’s How It Impacts Home Values

    Home values are significantly impacted by the schools in the area…

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    Back To School? Here’s How It Impacts Home Values
  • Home Sales Are High—but if Not for Low Inventory, They’d Be Even Higher

    This year is shaping up to be the best in a decade for home sales (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that buying a home is easy (uh-oh). Houses are flying off the market at the fastest rate since the housing bust in 2007, so we know that buyers must be working hard to find that perfect home and get it under contract. Harder than ever, perhaps.

    Insights from our daily surveys of visitors to realtor.com® tell us that their biggest challenge is the low inventory of available homes, which is holding us back from seeing even more sales.

    In June, the No.1 obstacle to making a purchase, as reported by 40% of buyers on realtor.com, was simply finding a home that met their needs. This was also the top problem last June, but then only 37% of buyers reported the issue.

    And it’s no wonder that more people are reporting that just finding a home is a problem. We have about 13% more people looking to buy this summer, yet there are 5% fewer homes for sale. No matter how you do the math, it adds up to a shortage for buyers.

    So it’s not surprising that this low level of inventory—along with the rapid-fire speed at which homes are selling and the high level of price appreciation—has led to the general perception that we’re in a seller’s market. Fair enough. But that doesn’t mean it’s all smooth sailing for sellers either.

    In fact, sellers report that their biggest issue is time: In June, 40% of sellers said they had just started thinking of selling.

    That percentage has been growing each month this spring, so at least we can be encouraged by more owners thinking of selling their homes as prices recover and mortgage rates remain temptingly low.

    But selling isn’t a simple matter when you don’t have a place to go.

    The No. 2 problem for potential sellers is finding a home to purchase first. At least the 18% who reported this as a selling obstacle aren’t willing to risk selling their current home without having a new one under contract. And that certainly makes sense in this market.

    For more info about home inventory and supply, please read the rest of the article over at Inman.com by clicking HERE.

    Home Sales Are High—but if Not for Low Inventory, They’d Be Even Higher
  • Pokémon Go Is Everywhere — Is There A Real Estate Angle?

    Real estate listing descriptions can be a fascinating reflection of regional character and culture. Idaho loves its soaker tubs, while Alaskans can’t get enough Southern exposure.

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    Pokémon Go Is Everywhere — Is There A Real Estate Angle?

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