heath and holly coker berkshire hathaway homeservices robert paul properties: Wrong Reporting: Real Estate Commissions Unchanged, Terminology Shifts - 03/19/24 01:40 PM
Wrong Reporting: Real Estate Commissions Unchanged, Terminology Shifts
The Newest NAR "Settlement" Does Not Universally Change the Amount of Real Estate Commissions as is being widely reported.
Commissions in real estate agreements have always been negotiable.
The Newest NAR "Settlement" DOESN'T Change the AMOUNT of Real Estate Commissions.
BUT, It Does Change How Commission are DESCRIBED and PAID to the Real Estate Brokerages involved in the transaction.
There are implications for home buyers and sellers.
The proposed and yet to be approved settlement does redefine and re-categorize how real estate commissions are described and explained inside the paperwork of the listing in the MLSs and in the … (2 comments)

heath and holly coker berkshire hathaway homeservices robert paul properties: New Job Report Numbers: 2024 vs. 2007 - Real Estate Effects - 7 Points - 02/09/24 05:09 AM
Time to Sell?  The New Job Report Numbers 2024 vs. 2007 and the Real Estate Effects.
Thus is a summary of a recent report labeled by Zero Hedge as the "most ridiculous jobs report in recent history".  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) claimed a blockbuster job growth of 353,000 in the U.S. for the last month. However, as Zero Hedge delves into the data, a different narrative emerges, raising questions about the accuracy of these figures and drawing comparisons to the tumultuous economic periods of 2007 and 2008.
Seven Questions:
1. Job Growth or Weekly Hours adjusted?
    BLS reported an unexpected addition … (0 comments)

heath and holly coker berkshire hathaway homeservices robert paul properties: The Barnstable County real estate market in January 2023 - 02/16/23 05:25 AM
The Barnstable County real estate market in January 2023 showed some notable shifts compared to the previous year. The median list price for homes in the area dropped from $850,000 in 2022 to $799,000 in 2023. This decrease may indicate a softening of the market or a shift towards more affordable housing options. However, it's important to note that the median price can be influenced by a wide range of factors and may not fully reflect the state of the market.
Despite the drop in median price, it's worth noting that only 74 out of the 233 listings sold were under $500,000. … (2 comments)

heath and holly coker berkshire hathaway homeservices robert paul properties: Does Covid Relief Act Protect from Foreclosure and/or Eviction? - 12/11/22 12:54 PM
Does Covid Relief Act Protect from Foreclosure and/or Eviction?
Covid Cares - Foreclosure Relief Eviction Relief - Or Not?
This week I saw a property come back on the market after it was under agreement. It was a property that some of our buyers had an earlier agreement in place to buy. The property is for sale as a "flip" by an experienced foreclosure buyer. The buyers we were representing  found their home inspection had to many issues so they did not buy the property. 
When I saw the property on the market again, I called the agent to see why the property came … (0 comments)

heath and holly coker berkshire hathaway homeservices robert paul properties: Will Interest Rates Go Higher? 10-18-22 - 10/19/22 05:05 AM
Will Interest Rates Go Higher?
Will Interest Rates Go Higher is one of the most pressing questions in real estate circles. Everyone from buyers and sellers to banks and brokers are looking for detailed info to provide the answer. In a presentation to our company, National Association of Realtors Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun provided a series of graphs and explanations to provide some real estate data and info.
Mr. Yun provided 19 different graphs in as part of his presentation. The first of those is below. He began with an explanation of how mortgage rate resistance points are markers of the direction and … (6 comments)

heath and holly coker berkshire hathaway homeservices robert paul properties: Interest Rates, Price Crash, Recession? - 10/02/22 05:31 AM
Interest Rates, Price Crash, Recession? 
There a opinions all over the media, social media, and in conversations with these three concentrations. Everyone has an opinion and most of us are along for the ride because the focus is National or Global.
Sometimes an article has a catchy enough headline to make me go beyond the surface, and read it. One such article was recently on HousingWire.com and was written by By Logan Mohtashami. His article is titled: "Why the Fed’s housing reset risks a global recession."
In the article he dissects the actual sentences of the FED Chairman, Jerome Powell, and he interprets what … (6 comments)

heath and holly coker berkshire hathaway homeservices robert paul properties: Why So Few Houses To Buy, In 7 Short Points - 04/01/22 03:01 PM
Why so few houses to buy in 7 short points.
1. After the last "housing market downturn", many construction workers (tradespeople) found other jobs.
This exodus from the trades has still not reversed. 
2. The building slump in America has continued thru today, and hasn't recovered to the needed levels to increase new home availability.
Finding enough skilled workers is still a problem for builders who are making an attempt to grow their inventory of projects.
3. The pandemic hit and slowed everything down.
With the government paying people to stay healthy, and with the fear of catching something awful, workers stayed home.
4. As part of the … (2 comments)

heath and holly coker berkshire hathaway homeservices robert paul properties: Real Estate Seller Tips - 03/23/22 10:56 AM
Real Estate Seller Tips :
1.  How has selling real estate changed since you last sold? The changes can be surprising. There can be scores of steps before the closing.
2.  Once you decide to sell, understand that your property is an asset rather than your home. Let go as best you can, and enjoy the process. Deciding to sell starts the adventure.
3.  Choose an experienced professional to guide and advise as to what are normal requests, forms, clauses, and business procedures. Real Estate has become more specialized than you may remember.
4.  Rely on your active professional for honest information about how buyers … (4 comments)

 
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