Estate Planning for an Uncertain Future

Paper dolls, representing estate planning for family and generations.

Throughout our lives and business, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many different people. Everyone will face their own trials and tribulations throughout life—hardship, health issues, family drama and financial pressures. And ultimately, we all face the same fate. We see this everyday when working with our clients as we try to help them […]

Protect Yourself Against Deed and Title Fraud

Digital home security concept, representing title fraud.

Title fraud (aka “home title theft”) is a growing problem throughout the country. It is a horrible type of real estate fraud and identity theft that could end up costing you ownership of your property or cause serious financial trouble. It happens when someone uses a homeowner’s personal information to forge a deed and use […]

Important Real Estate Trends Shaping the 2024 Housing Market

Real estate concept, 2024 housing market.

On the previous Cyr Team Blog article, we discussed “What to Expect with Home Affordability in 2024.” [Click here to read the full article.] We shared data and trends from our recent report comparing real estate sales trends between 2023 and previous years. [Click here to download report.] There are some additional topics from the […]

What to Expect with Home Affordability in 2024

Money and house concept, representing home affordability trends in 2024.

We recently released a report comparing a number of different real estate data points between 2023 and previous years. [Click here to download full report.] One of the overarching themes of last year was the rising challenge of home affordability. It is getting harder and harder for people in America (and in our markets specifically) […]

Reflecting Back on 2023. Looking Ahead to 2024.

Holiday house and key, representing look ahead to 2024 real estate projections.

It’s amazing to believe that 2023 is already coming to an end. There were many things for us to enjoy and celebrate this year. However, it was a somewhat forgettable year from a real estate perspective. It’s no secret it was a challenging market with such high mortgage rates throughout most of the year and […]

Demographic Factors Affecting Homeowner Migration Trends

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In our most recent blog article, we examined how homeowner migration trends over the past few years have affected home values. We looked at why people have left bigger cities in favor of smaller metropolitan markets. These burgeoning markets, in turn, have seen significant increases in property values. This helps spark more migration, and so […]

The Affects of Homeowner Migration on Home Values

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We’ve seen significant homeowner migration since the pandemic. However, many of these trends started long before anyone had heard of Covid. Many people started moving from the largest metro areas to smaller and mid-sized cities, and it’s been happening across the United States. Migration Patterns Seattle to Portland, Houston to Austin, New York to Raleigh, […]

How Home Affordability Impacts Buying, Selling and Renting Trends

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In our previous article, we talked about the effects of high mortgage rates on the real estate market. [Click here to read the full article.] We touched on the subject of rising home prices, as well. In this post, we would like to dig deeper on the trends of home pricing, renting and overall home […]

How Rising Mortgage Rates Are Affecting Home Buyers

Rising mortgage rates concept

Many economic experts predicted mortgage rates might start coming down in 2023. Unfortunately, that has not happened yet. If anything, they continue to rise. Average rates have been well over 7% lately and are creeping up on 8%. Yet, there is still demand from home buyers as both mortgage rates and home prices are high. […]

Which Real Estate Documents Should I Keep (and for How Long)?

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When you buy or sell a home, there is a lot of paperwork that needs to be completed. These represent various legal documents, mortgage loan agreements, title records, tax information and other documents representing your side of the real estate transaction. The big question is what do you actually need to keep in your possession […]