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Monthly Archives: May 2020

    Economists Forecast Recovery to Begin in the Second Half of 2020

    By Brian Ladd | May 28, 2020

    With the U.S. economy on everyone’s minds right now, questions about the country’s financial outlook continue to come up daily. The one that seems to keep rising to the top is: when will the economy begin to recover? While no one knows exactly how a rebound will play out, expert economists around the country are becoming more aligned... Read More

    Will the Housing Market Turn Around This Year?

    By Brian Ladd | May 15, 2020

    Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home in 2020. Some have shifted their plans or put them on hold over the past couple of months, and understandably so. Everyone seems to be wondering if the market is going to change and when the economy will turn around. If you’re trying... Read More

    May 2020 Market Update

    By Brian Ladd | May 8, 2020

    Despite a very strong start to the year, with January and February showing stronger sales totals than during the same months in 2019, the effects of the coronavirus caught up with the real estate market in March and April. Compared to the same months last year, we saw Pending residential sales in Bend drop 21%... Read More

    Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market

    By Brian Ladd | May 6, 2020

    Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news, however, shows that more than 4 million initial unemployment filers have likely already found a new job, especially as industries such as health care, food and grocery stores, retail, delivery, and more increase... Read More

    Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

    By Brian Ladd | May 4, 2020

    With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process. Today, many analysts believe one of the first things... Read More

    Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

    By Brian Ladd | May 1, 2020

    Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest report, they revealed: “The March ShowingTime Showing Index® recorded... Read More

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