Category: Real Estate Market

  • Infographic: For Sale by Owner (FSBO)  vs Real Estate Agent?

    Check out our infographic exploring FSBO vs traditional agents and why Home Bay is the best option for a successful home sale that saves you the most money.

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  • Home Bay's 2019 Real Estate Predictions- Halftime Report

    Home Bay predicted the real estate bull market would continue throughout 2019. Interested to see how this prediction stands half way through the year?

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  • Selling Your Home Before the Holidays

    Selling Your Home Before the Holidays

    By Home Bay

    Posted on October 29th, 2019

    Halloween is this week, with Thanksgiving and the holidays just around the corner. If you plan on selling your home this year, you’re running out of time! Most buyers want to be in their new home before the holidays hit and those calendar days are slipping away if you

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  • Are Real Estate Agents and Companies Hiding Information About Commissions?

    Most consumers generally know how much interest their credit card companies charge or the interest rate of their home mortgages. Both are examples of industries that clearly and easily advertise rates. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) recently released a report - Hidden Real Estate Commissions: Consumer Costs and Improved

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  • How Hidden Commissions Impact Your Real Estate Transaction

    Real estate fees charged by most brokers and agencies are intentionally unclear to consumers. The lack of transparency in the amount, as well as how it works or who pays them, means that buyers and sellers involved in the transaction are negatively impacted while often times being completely unaware.   The

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  • What the NAR® Ban on Pocket Listings Means for Real Estate

    The real estate industry often seems to thrive on exclusivity and a lack of transparency, with certain brokers and agencies gaining reputation boosts from having access to in-the-know listings, while certain properties gain the allure of being semi-private. However, as the term implies, exclusive listings can exclude others, which goes

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  • Are iBuyers Too Good to Be True?

    Are iBuyers Too Good to Be True?

    By Steve Udelson

    Posted on December 3rd, 2019

    In today’s digital, on-demand culture, consumers have come to expect that they can get what they want, when they want. This mindset not only applies to being able to order virtually anything from Amazon with increasingly short delivery times (sometimes even same-day) or watch shows and movies on their

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  • Key Real Estate Trends from 2019 That Will Shape 2020

    As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on the significant trends that took place this year in the real estate industry this year, from rising interest rates to changes in how transactions are conducted, and also look ahead to its future influences for sellers and buyers as we enter

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