The answer isn't so clear. But no one expects it to change anytime soon.
Q: In what circumstances would you recommend purchasing a property without a buyer’s agent? I don’t see the clear value in the age of Redfin/Zillow, and from my experience I’m not sure any real estate person is going to be as hard-working and diligent as I’d be in [doing the research]. Plus having many thousands of dollars in extra buying power is obviously a giant plus for me.
With homes for sale scarcer than they've been in decades, the competition among buyers, especially for homes in good condition in sought-after neighborhoods, has been intense.
Home prices have never been higher locally than they are now, and they're rising faster than at any point this century.
One of the risks of the booming housing market in Western New York: What happens when an appraiser doesn't think a home is worth what someone offers to pay?
Vienna Haak is anxious to get back to buying and selling houses. Like many brokers, the real estate agent at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has been doing deals during the past couple of months, but everything has been virtual and electronic because of the Covid-19 “pause” on business. But the buyers and sellers are still out there. And
Sept. 20, 1944 – June 18, 2017 James F. Eagan was happiest on the water. At his family’s cottage in Crystal Beach, Ont., he spent his boyhood summers swimming and boating with his siblings and his cousins. When he met a girl in the summer of 1968 whose girlfriends had a cottage next to one he rented with his