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    Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

    By Doug Yopp | May 1, 2022

    Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream. Prior to the 1950s, less than half of the country owned their own home. However, after World War II, many returning veterans used the benefits afforded by... Read More

    The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around The Corner

    By Doug Yopp | March 30, 2022

    Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to, the sweet spot for sellers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking at data from the past several years (excluding 2020, since it was... Read More

    Why Foreclosures Won’t Crush the Housing Market Next Year

    By Doug Yopp | August 12, 2020

    With the strength of the current housing market growing every day and more Americans returning to work, a faster-than-expected recovery in the housing sector is already well underway. Regardless, many are still asking the question: will we see a wave of foreclosures as a result of the current crisis? Thankfully, research shows the number of... Read More

    4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

    By Doug Yopp | December 31, 2019

    As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. October 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day, a perfect time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your home. If you’re looking to sell your house and... Read More

    Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

    By Doug Yopp | December 31, 2019

    When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue. Here’s what three experts are saying we’ll likely see in 2020: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at “I think the biggest surprise... Read More

    Why Overpricing A Home Creates Damaging Effects

    By Doug Yopp | September 3, 2019

    The Dangers of Overpricing a Home  The reason why you should not overprice a home is simple. It won’t sell! In addition to not selling when you overprice your property the odds are stacked against you that it will sell for what it should if priced properly from day one! The process of selling a... Read More

    How Long Do Things Last?

    By Doug Yopp | September 2, 2019

    Home ownership carries with it many benefits.  One of the “joys” of owning a home, however, is dealing with the replacement of items in the home.  Here is a list of major items, expected life, and the estimated cost of replacement.  This is helpful not only for current owners planning maintenance, but also for buyers... Read More

    Know What To Expect At Your Home Inspection

    By Doug Yopp | July 1, 2019

    So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.  However, this varies state to state and North Carolina is a buyer beware state. That means the seller isn’t required to make any... Read More

    What Would Make You Sell Your House?

    By Doug Yopp | May 2, 2019

    There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors asked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving. The younger the respondents, the more likely their top response centered around needing a larger home (ages 29 to 53).... Read More

    Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong For Years To Come

    By Doug Yopp | May 2, 2019

    There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more and more research has surfaced that shows for the vast... Read More