Real Estate trends

Bring on the Baby Chasers: More Grandparents Making Big Moves

By Bethany Erickson / July 12, 2019 / 1 Comment
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It may not be a new phenomenon exactly, but grandparents making big moves to be closer to grandchildren have a relatively new term — “baby chasers.” In fact, real estate research firm Meyers Research recently released its Meyers Baby Chaser Index, which indicates that 25 percent of Baby Boomers will likely retire to be near their […]

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What Happened When I Paid a Flat-Fee Brokerage $495 To Sell My Home

By Jon Anderson / July 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’d always envisioned the opening line to this story would be, “When I first met Robert Blackman …” but I never did because I didn’t need to. Robert Blackman is with Solvent Realty Group, a flat-fee brokerage who charged me $495 to sell my home – flat. As you may recall, it was under contract […]

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Local Market Cool Down? Research Indicates Wave of New Buyers Coming

By Bethany Erickson / May 13, 2019 / 0 Comments
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While the housing market might be lightly tapping the brakes as of late, a new report found that a wave of new buyers is coming — although how robustly they arrive will vary from city to city. While there was an impressive wave of first-time home buyers over the last decade, Zillow did the math […]

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Want To Sell Your House in a Week? Live In a Hot Zip Code

By Candy's Dirt / May 7, 2019 / 2 Comments

From staff reports If you want to sell your house in less than a week, you might want to live in the zip codes for Euless, Lancaster, Irving, or Balch Springs, new data from iBuying start-up OpenDoor revealed. The hottest zip codes were gleaned from data from the first three months of 2019 and have […]

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Autonomous Vehicles Bring Real Estate Redevelopment Opportunities As Soon As 2025

By Amanda Popken / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

  We’re starting to see the impact that self-driving, autonomous vehicles will have on real estate development. It corresponds, interestingly ,with the same trends we saw in the recent WalkUp Wake Up Call for DFW: these will be two major real-estate-driven boons to our local economy that will change the landscape of our cities over […]

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Sellers Prepared for Slower Market, But Unclear on Costs of Selling a Home

By Candy's Dirt / March 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

The majority of sellers in 2019 are prepared to deal with a slower housing market, know they need an agent, but are still unclear on costs associated with selling a home, a new report revealed. The report by Clever.com found that 65 percent of those surveyed were aware that 2019 might signal a slowdown in […]

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