Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: August 2022 A Changing Market The market is changing. The heavy seller’s market we experienced for a good 15 months is no more. It is still a seller’s market, but not drastically so. Demand has dropped significantly due to inflation, rising cost of living, and mortgage interest rates continuing to rise. The median sales price remains largely […]
Real Estate Thoughts Licensed, Unlicensed, and REALTOR: What’s the Difference? I wanted to take some time today to talk about these three categories of people who can participate in the real estate process, what kind of rules bind each category, and why it’s important to the public to know who they are dealing with. Unlicensed Individuals & Groups It’s important that we remember that anyone […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: July 2022 Inventory Recovery! For the first time since October of 2020 we have over 2 months of housing inventory available. This is mostly fueled by a surge in homes being put on the market, but also by a slight decrease in home buyer demand. The factors we’ve been talking about for months with increased prices, rising […]
Uncategorized Eco-Friendly Home Investments Eco-friendly home improvements can significantly benefit the planet and your wallet. While making choices like purchasing energy-efficient appliances, replacing windows, and switching to renewables to power your home will require an up-front investment, over time, they can make a remarkable difference in the amount of energy you use and waste. Read on as we reveal […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: June 2022 Inventory Recovery The inventory recovery continues in full swing. We’ve come along ways from our low of less than 1 month of inventory. A healthy inventory is generally considered to be 2.5-3 months of inventory. We’re getting closer. Rising interest rates combined with home prices that continue to rise have slowed buyer demand. Small sections […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: May 2022 The New Normal for Abilene Homes The world is still adapting to the new normal, and real estate is no different. I talked about this a little bit in last month’s post, but it’s more relevant as we move forward. Prices *ARE NOT* up another 15% compared to the past several months. The median sales […]
Real Estate Thoughts REALTOR Minute: Rent vs Buy June is National Homeownership Month! As REALTORS we support the right to home ownership and believe it is a tremendous way to generate wealth. However, buying is not always the universally correct answer. There’s no need to make it overly complicated, but the guideline we often give our clients is that you need to plan […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: April 2022 Median Price & Active Listings Median price has been a tricky metric to process the past 12-15 months looking at year over year reporting. Did the median price of the homes that sold increase? Yes, clearly. Did the prices of homes increase by that same amount? No. This was more clear when we talked about […]
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Real Estate Thoughts The Distinctive Collection: More Than a Name! The Distinctive Collection: So Much More Than a Name   It seems like every real estate brand in the world is taking their logo and slapping some kind of luxury tag on it, but is it actually different from their normal services? Some of them are, some of them aren’t. Here at BHGRE Senter, REALTORS […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: March 2022 Abilene Housing Insights – March 2022   For those that tuned in last month you’ll remember we saw what I called an abnormal sales price increase simply due to low sales volume and as a function of the properties closed rather than any actual further increase in property values. You’ll see that reflected here with […]
Abilene Favorites Our Favorite Abilene Restaurants Abilene Favorites – Restaurants We’re kicking off a series of our Abilene favorites here at BHGRE Senter, REALTORS. Today we’ve got some of our favorite restaurants around town! Coming up with a couple of top choices is no easy task when we have so many great places to eat here in Abilene.   Krua Thai […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: February 2022 This is an interesting month to look at. First, when you look at that median sales price – wow! There are a few things I want to talk about here. The total number of closed sales, while higher than last February, is still much lower than what we see in more active months. For example […]
Real Estate Thoughts Let’s Talk Advertising It’s important that clients understand there is a difference between listing their property and having it marketed. Proper advertising greatly increases the exposure of your property and the number of potential home buyers that will see it. Spend a few minutes with Shay Senter as he discusses various aspects of the advertising process and how […]
Real Estate Thoughts 22 Truths About a Real Estate Career There are two problems I find worrying with our real estate industry and those pursuing a real estate career. It is far too easy to get a real estate license, the classes in no way prepare you to actually work as a REALTOR, and the general public believes the job to be an easy way […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights – January 2022 Taking a look at Abilene housing statistics for January 2022. A few things to clear up from the start. We didn’t see prices really start to rise until around April of last year. So while you see the reported increase here it’s important to note this is right in line with the median price we’ve […]