Housing Market Is Feeling Effects of Coronavirus Outbreak

Amid China's market turmoil, investors are moving their money into more stable U.S. Treasury bonds, causing mortgage rates to fall.
RE/MAX launches new tool that lets agents make custom listing commercials

Real estate giant adds another real estate tech tool to its Hustle website.

RE/MAX Hustle is a collection of tools that allows agents to customize and advertise their work, from sending homebuyers a welcome mat to creating “Hustlegraphics,” a get-to-know your agent graphic.

Home Buyers: Using Comps to Your Advantage
Nowadays it's easy for home buyers to want to impulsively buy a house that they have fallen in love with because they are afraid that it will be snagged by another buyer with the same sentiments.

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More Couples Put the House Before the Ring

The share of unmarried couples buying a home is at an all-time high.

 I s the declining number of marriages contributing to fewer first-time home buyers? In the 1980s, the number of married couples in the ranks of first-time buyers peaked at 75%.

Real Estate Tip of the Day .......
For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colors sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis.

Blue kitchens - Homes with blue kitchens, often found in soft gray-blue, sold for a $1,809 premium.
Light blue bathrooms - Homes with light pale blue to soft periwinkle blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than expected.
Brown living rooms - Turns out homes with light beige, pale taupe or oatmeal-colored living room walls sell for $1,926 more than expected.
Cadet blue bedrooms - Homes with light cerulean to cadet blue bedroom wall colors can come with a $1,856 premium.
Slate blue dining rooms - Homes with slate blue to pale gray blue dining rooms also sold for more money — $1,926 more on average than homes with white dining room wall colors.
“Greige” home exteriors - A home’s exterior color may also have an impact on its sale price. Homes painted in “greige,” a mix of light gray and beige, sold for $3,496 more than similar homes painted in a medium brown or with tan stucco.

Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Esq. with guest Ralph Barbon and Sapphire Title's staff attended BAREC's 2020 Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon featuring Gay Cororaton from the National Association of Realtors in Washington, D.C. The event was held at Maestro's at the Straz Center.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we held a pot-luck brunch that was absolutely delicious! We, also, had our staff play a game of Nerf Gun Target with pictures of their exes. The person who hit the targets the most won a prize.