Counselors of RE Report 2019

The Counselors of Real Estate published a report on the top ten current and emerging issues affecting real estate in 2019 and 2020.  The full report can be found here, but you can get my Cliff Notes version of the top five below. Infrastructure:  Roads, railways, airports, water systems, and the power grid are havingContinue reading “Counselors of RE Report 2019”

2019 Q2 Report for RVA

As promised per my IG story (@hezbutler_realtor) I wanted to share a condensed version of CVRMLS’ Quarter 1 Analysis of the Central Virginia Area Housing Market.  You can certainly check out the whole report here, but it is several pages longer than my version below. Let’s start with national and Virginia economy and how itContinue reading “2019 Q2 Report for RVA”

Impact of Potential Fed Rate Cuts

According to recent reports, the Fed is considering cutting interest rates.  These cuts would be due to the continued low inflation, slow growth, and trade war.  This is a complete contradiction of the stance the Fed had about six months ago. Why would this occur? Typically, it is a strategy used by the Fed toContinue reading “Impact of Potential Fed Rate Cuts”

Good Signs for Inventory after Q2?

The second quarter has come to a close.  The metrics are not fully recorded to this point, but there are certainly some indications that the market, while maintaining healthy, looks to begin to have some subtle change in the near future.  The exciting change centers on a strong possibility that housing inventory may be onContinue reading “Good Signs for Inventory after Q2?”

March HOME Survey 2019

The Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report is an opportunity to get a snapshot of how the consumer feels about the current housing market.  The survey is released each month and provides insight on perspectives of buying and selling homes in relation to a good time or not a good time along with otherContinue reading “March HOME Survey 2019”