4 Disadvantages of Selling a House During the Holiday Season

If you want to sell your house but it’s the middle of the holiday season, (especially Thanksgiving through Christmas) you might be wondering if you should sell. That’s a valid question and, frankly, it makes sense to ask. In this blog post, we’re sharing 4 disadvantages of selling a house during the holiday season, which … Continued

Home Starts Spike In October

Ho Hum, Home Starts Spike In October Important For The Economy In his most recent article, Economist Jon Barsanti Jr., states “New home construction is important for the economy. New Home construction creates jobs and retail sales. New homes need new furniture, new appliances, and sometimes new cars for the garage.” Barsanti goes on to … Continued

New Home Starts Surge In September

NEED GLASSES TO SEE THIS GRAPH? … Scroll Down… New Home Starts Surge In September Leading thinker and economist, Jon Barsanti Jr., has some great news for the strength of the housing industry. His latest article outlines the relationship among 1) single family housing starts, 2) homes under construction, 3) home completions, and 4) home … Continued

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, Elderaction.org  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

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 LivingInRoanoke.com’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),* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, 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

New Home Construction Is Up In 2019

New Home Construction Is Up In 2019 The latest U.S. Census Bureau report shows new home construction is up in 2019, according to their report on monthly new residential construction, July 2019 (published August 16, 2019). The three areas of significance are Building Permits, Housing Starts, and Housing Completions. Building Permits in July of 2019 … Continued

Roanoke Valley Market Snapshot Q2 – 2019

Roanoke Valley Market Snapshot Q2 – 2019 By: Patrick Wilkinson Posted 7/9/2019 Welcome to LivingInRoanoke.com’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 see trends … Continued