Its The Economy

Why This Graph With Small Print? Scroll Down …. Why Should I Read This? Why have a graph of Retail Sales on a Real Estate blog? Well, what makes a great environment for the housing market in the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia? “Its The Economy” is not only a telling catch phrase, it is … Continued

Housing Market Rise Coming In 2020

Housing Market Rise Coming In 2020   Great News In a recent article from TransUnion (Chicago, 10/29/19), the headline reads “Housing Market to Receive Boost as Number of First-time Homebuyers Expected to Rise.” According to Joe Mellman, senior vice president and mortgage business leader at TransUnion. “… we may be starting to see daylight as … Continued

Keep Rent or Sell

Keep Rent or Sell : What Seniors Can Do With Their Old Homes By Jim Vogel,  11/7/2019 Seniors face an interesting dilemma when they’re forced to leave their home. Whether moving for practical reasons, health concerns, or monetary purposes, seniors have to decide what to do with their old properties. This isn’t an easy … Continued

5 Tips For Moving With Kids in The Roanoke Valley of VA

Whether you are moving across the street or across the country, moving with kids can be stressful on both you and them. Fortunately, the move doesn’t have to be painful for anyone! Check out the Living In Roanoke team’s tips for moving with kids, and make your relocation a breeze!  Tips For Moving With Kids! … Continued

Relocating And Need To Sell Your House In Roanoke

Relocation is a complicated exercise in coordination. We have local home sellers calling us and submitting their home info on this website every week saying “I’m relocating and need to sell my house in The Roanoke Valley“.  So if you are relocating and need to sell your house in Roanoke , the great news is that … Continued

Roanoke Valley Market Snapshot Q3 – 2019

Roanoke Valley Market Snapshot Q3 – 2019 By: Patrick Wilkinson Posted 10/3/2019 (UPDATED 10/14/19) Welcome to’s Market Snapshot! You are very special to me, so please enjoy… Here you’ll find in-depth analysis, graphs and data, of residential real estate sales for the Roanoke Valley of Virginia based on data from RVAR. Be sure to … Continued

Pending Home Sales Grow In August 2019

Pending Home Sales Grow In August 2019 Great News! Pending Home Sales Grow In August 2019 according to NAR… “The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),*, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 1.6% to 107.3 in August, reversing the prior month’s decrease. Year-over-year contract signings jumped 2.5%. An index of 100 is equal … Continued

What are Closing Costs Exactly in The Roanoke Valley?

You’ve likely heard about closing costs, but do you know everything that they include? Buying and selling a home is usually the largest transaction anyone will make in a lifetime. Check out our closing cost “FAQ” for a breakdown of the different costs paid by home buyers and sellers to learn more about what closing … Continued

What Happened To The Baby Boomers?

What Happened To The Baby Boomers? You have read about them being born during the post WWII years. You may know one at work between the ages of 55 and 73. You may have one living down the street from you. You may have one in your own family. There may be one sitting in … Continued