State of the Real Estate Market

Chart and houses for real estate market update.

The real estate data is in for the second quarter of 2021. It was a market like nothing we’d ever quite seen before. The uncertain times of the pandemic reminded people that there’s no more certain investment than real estate, plus there was a unique combination of factors that made the market extremely fast-paced. Unique […]

It’s Time to Reset Your Home Selling Expectations

Home selling concept with house key and packed boxes.

We’ve all been hearing stories from family, friends and news anchors about the “crazy” real estate market of this past year. It’s been a red hot seller’s market and houses are selling easier than toilet paper and hand sanitizer were during early days of the pandemic. All you have to do is list your home […]

Home Sellers: How to Take Advantage of the Market Pause

Home sitting for sale, representing real estate market pause

Buyer activity has been tapering off in recent months. We are no longer in quite the real estate frenzy of late 2020 and early 2021. What was once one of the strongest seller’s markets we’ve ever seen is gradually coming back down to earth. This is natural, and it is not surprising at all. The […]

The Market is Too Competitive. Should I Wait to Move?

Hourglass in the sky, representing waiting in a competitive real estate market

It’s true that we’re in a very hectic real estate market right now. There aren’t enough houses for sale. Meanwhile, buyer demand continues to soar because of low mortgage interest rates and other factors stemming from the crazy COVID-19 economy. Because the market is so competitive, many buyers and sellers are choosing to wait it […]

What Does an Economy with Inflation Mean?

Wooden houses with arrow chart rising to represent market inflation

We’ve been talking to many clients about inflation lately. They keep hearing about it on the news. It’s surprising how few—especially those under the age of 50—really know what inflation is and what it means to be in an inflated economy. More specifically, we like to help educate home buyers and homeowners about the effects […]

Real Estate After Vaccination—What to Expect

Nurse holding patient's hands after COVID-19 vaccination

It’s great to know that COVID-19 vaccines are readily available for just about every adult in the United States by now. We got our vaccination shots and that gives us a little more confidence in getting our lives and business somewhat back to normal after a very strange 2020. It may be the literal and […]

Planning Your Home Sale in a Seller’s Market, Part 2

Residential street of houses to represent real estate in a seller's market

In our last article, we tackled the notion of preparing for your home sale in today’s seller’s market. The market should be moving very fast this spring and summer. However, you must be prepared and have a good plan in place to make the sale as successful and profitable as possible. If you have not […]

How to Make Smarter Decisions When Buying a Vacation Home

Couple relaxing on deck of their lakefront vacation home.

Recently on The Cyr Team Real Estate Blog, we talked about some of the important things you need to know when buying an investment property. We touched a little on the idea of vacation homes, but we wanted to explore this topic a little further this week. Buying a second home purely for personal use […]

Exploring the Trend of Multi-Generational Living

Big family to represent multi-generational living concept

Multi-generational living has always been a trend. It’s not uncommon for older parents to move in with their children when they have trouble caring for themselves. It can be less expensive than a retirement home or senior care facility, while also just more convenient for multiple generations to be living in one home. The Impact […]

Is it Time to Rethink Your Long-Term Real Estate Plan?

Real Estate Plan concept with paper houses

It’s a seller’s market right now. This has been true for years, and the conditions have only been amplified as a result of the pandemic. Buyer demand is high, seller inventory is low and mortgage rates are very favorable. There are other factors from this pandemic that may forever change how people view real estate. […]