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Tammany Taste of Summer Is A Northshore Favorite

This year marks the 5th year for Tammany Taste of Summer. The Tammany Taste of Summer works much like New Orleans' Taste of Summer where Northshore restaurants participate in a summer dining deal program. The idea began in the New Orleans area to get locals to dine at local restaurants during the slow season. This year Tammany Taste of Summer runs from August 1 - September 15, 2022. Restaurants...

The Home Pricing Downward Shift Does Not Mean a Collapse in the Market

Why will cutting home prices during this market not lead to a housing collapse? The current price drops are not going to cause a collapse in the housing market. Don't let this detour you if you are in the market to sell your home. The demand for homes is still strong. Millennials are now at the peak of the home buying age. "The millennials are the second-largest generation since the baby boomers,"...

Home Prices Are Still Steady Even With Rising Mortgage Rates

The historically low-interest rates are becoming a thing of the past. Mortgage rates are rising and have been since the beginning of this year. Homeowners are beginning to worry if the value of their homes or condos will also fall. In the past, home values have continued to appreciate even with a mortgage rate rise by a percentage point or more. The latest data from CoreLogic confirms that prices are...

Selling Today Is A Great Opportunity For Homeowners

The current housing market is perfect for those looking to sell their home. In fact, the low inventory and good mortgage rates have created huge competition among buyers. Buyers are trying to win the bid, and purchase before rates and home prices increase. Buyers today are giving sellers a great advantage. Sellers can get the best price and best terms in today's market. Today, the average home sold gets...

A Big Sale For A Canal Street Apartment Complex

Passco Cos., a California-based real estate investment firm located in Irvine California, has purchased Canal Crossing for $120 million. The high-end apartment complex is located on upper Canal Street and is part of the revitalization. "We found it to be a great market for job growth and migration with all the education and health care employers moving in," said Stacy Stemens, a senior vice president at...

Tips To Write an Offer That Will Win in Today’s Real Estate Market

This year has seen a seller's market with a big housing crunch. The pinch began last year when we saw a rise in prices with a lack of inventory. Currently, the crunch is getting even tighter with the rise in mortgage rates. Here are five tips from the pros on how to compete in this hot housing market. 1. Demonstrate Solid Financing The higher the probability of closing the better the offer. All-cash is...

Home Improvement Projects That Must Be Completed Before Listing Your Home

Getting your home ready to sell is a task in itself. Luckily it is still a seller's market so there are tons of buyers that will be interested in your home. Here are some small changes that can make a huge impact on the selling price of your home. Address the Exterior Remember a first impression goes a long way. Before you list your home, work on your home's curb appeal. Small task you can do is prune...

Even With the Limits on Supplies Existing Home Sales Are Strong

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) annual existing home sales rose to a 15-year high in 2021. Even though the supply chain has had disruptions, the historical low mortgage rates and the strong buyer demand has fueled house sales. Existing home sales across the board did not rise, but first-time buyers' shares spiked 30% in December 2021. All-cash sales were also down 1% to 23% in...

Home Sales Currently Hit the Highest in Sixteen

The housing market has been booming for sellers for the past couple of years. The National Association of Realtors reported that overall home sales rose 8.5% in 2021 to 6.12 million. This is the highest annual level since 2006. "December saw sales retreat, but the pullback was more a sign of supply constraints than an indication of a weakened demand for housing," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief...

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