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Real Talk About Our Big Career Move

The Cyr Team real estate

We made a major move earlier this year—one that would have a significant impact on The Cyr Team and our real estate clients. It wasn’t an easy decision, but we decided to change brokerages and join Real Broker. Now that it’s been almost six months into this new partnership, we wanted to share some reflections […]

Overcoming the Challenges of Home Affordability

Real estate concept representing the challenges of home affordability.

Home affordability remains a concerning issue for many potential buyers in today’s real estate market. With higher home prices and mortgage rates, the dream of owning a home might seem increasingly out of reach. However, home buyers can overcome these challenges and find a path to homeownership with careful planning and preparation. The Current State […]

Home Buyers and Sellers: NAR Settlement FAQs, Part 2

Money and house concept, representing NAR settlement and FAQs asked by home buyers and sellers.

If you’ve been following The Cyr Team Blog, you may have seen our most recent article (read here) answering some frequently asked questions about the recent National Association of Realtors® (NAR) settlement. The ways real estate commissions are split and paid for listing agents and buyer’s agents could be changing significantly. As a home buyer […]

Home Buyers and Sellers: NAR Settlement FAQs, Part 1

Gavel and house, representing NAR Settlement

The real estate industry is an ever-changing landscape. Some big changes are on the horizon as a result of a major settlement between the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and the Department of Justice. It will impact several key aspects of our business. However, the issue that affects home buyers and sellers the most will […]

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 […]

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, […]