Millennials Drive the Housing Market, and More Surprises From New Research

Young homeowners are more diverse and they’re also gravitating toward the suburbs. It was friends and the rising cost of rent that finally turned Matt Fong’s attention toward buying a home. “I liked where I lived, and I tried to keep the rent a certain part of my income,” said the 32-year-old project manager for a Seattle ad agency. “Then …

Why a Fall Listing May Actually Be Perfect Timing

Wait, what? Everyone knows that you should list your home for sale in the spring or summer. That’s when the most buyers are looking. Savvy sellers may even know that the seasonal cycle of home values peaks in the spring. A fall listing? All the conventional wisdom says spring or summer is when you list; everyone knows that. Oh contraire, …

Monthly Market Report: 46617

Home to over 9,000 residents in some of the city of South Bend’s most desirable neighborhoods such as Harter Heights and Coquillard Woods, the 46617 zip code has undergone somewhat of an evolution in recent years – and the past 12 months have seen the trends that make this area so exciting continue – and even accelerate. With its proximity …

8 Ways To Get A Deal During Real Estate’s Off-Season

Inventory might be lower, but so is your competition. Find out why you might want to buy a home during the winter. The holiday season can seem to go by at warp speed with all the shopping, traveling, baking, and gift wrapping that goes on … in addition to everyday life. So selling or buying a home probably isn’t at …

Everything You Need to Know About Portable Moving Containers

Don’t have the budget to hire movers, but don’t want to drive a truck? Consider containers. Every journey begins with a single step — even a long-distance move. If you are on the threshold of a big relocation adventure, you need to make an important decision that will define your entire moving experience: Do you hire professional movers or move …

How To (Finally) Get Your Offer Accepted

Get out of the house-hunt rat race by crafting an offer that can’t be refused. In a hot real estate market where you keep losing out to other buyers, you might fantasize about taking a hint from The Godfather and making the next seller an offer they can’t refuse. But since you live on the right side of the law …

First Impressions Matter

Have you ever heard the old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression?” Of course you have; it’s ubiquitous, part of our modern vernacular. But it doesn’t tell the full story when it comes to listing your home for sale. When it comes to the psychology of home buyers, often times if you blow the …

New Website!

It’s finally here – we have completely torn down the old IrishRealty.net site and rebuilt it from the ground up! It became obvious to our team that we needed to scrap the site we had when the conversation at the office one day landed on a question – why are most real estate brokerage and agent websites needlessly terrible? Dated, …