Navigating the Emotional Journey: How to Help Your Aging Parents Embrace Change

Elderly couple, representing aging parents needing to make a real estate move.

Lately, we’ve been consulting with more and more people who are faced with a tough situation. They are tasked with the responsibility of moving an elderly parent out of a family house and into a more suitable living situation. They have to determine what to do with the property, all while making difficult financial, practical […]

What You Need to Know About Home Appraisals

balance between house and money, representing home appraisals.

Home appraisals are an important part of the real estate sales process when a mortgage loan is required for the transaction. Their purpose is often misunderstood by home buyers and sellers, and it can sometimes provide unexpected complications when the numbers don’t match up. Appraisals are meant to protect the lender, but can also provide […]

Changing with the Times: Technology and Real Estate

Real estate technology concept with smartphone.

We’ve been real estate professionals for a long time. We’ve been proud to help over 300 families make successful moves. The industry has changed dramatically over the past few years. Technology continues to evolve, and our business may experience more change in the next five years than in the past 30. We know that as […]

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

Arial view of neighborhood, representing homeowner migration trends in the United States

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

Pin in map, representing residential migration and home value trends in United States.

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, […]