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The 2024 Real Estate Market Outlook

Real Estate Today

Release Date: 12/22/2023

Your Guide To Short-Term Rentals show art Your Guide To Short-Term Rentals

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Want to learn how your home can make you money? REALTOR® and broker Radha Herring joins to share the step-by-step process of buying, owning and renting out a short-term rental property. REALTOR® George Harvey shares the rules and regulations for those rental properties. Then, Eric Smith from the IRS reminds rental investors that the income they generate is taxable. Finally, Melissa Dittmann Tracey shares if ‘Soft Spring Aesthetic’ is hot or not.

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Improving Outdoor Spaces this Mother's Day show art Improving Outdoor Spaces this Mother's Day

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Let’s improve your home’s outdoor space and increase its value this Mother’s Day. REALTOR® Brett Vredevoogd discusses following his mom, Pat Vredevoogd Combs, into the real estate field and what it is like to be a mother-son real estate team. Garden expert Natalie Carmolli shares flower-planting ideas to ramp up your mom’s curb appeal. It’s not all roses here! Melissa Dittmann Tracey weighs in on whether the colored sealant on your driveway is hot or not. And, National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explains the latest Metropolitan Median Area Prices and...

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Benefits of Owning a Home show art Benefits of Owning a Home

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Homeownership is a big responsibility, but the benefits that come with it are worth it. The President of the National Association of REALTORS® Kevin Sears shares different ways home ownership can change lives—from the stability it provides, to building generational wealth. Plus, REALTOR® and broker Kerri Hartnett joins to discuss her favorite memories from her childhood home and just what “home” means to her. Then, Melissa Dittmann Tracey shares if papasan chairs are hot or not. Finally, Deputy Chief Economist & VP of Research at the National Association of REALTORS® Dr. Jessica...

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Importance of Home Inspections show art Importance of Home Inspections

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Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just want to ensure proper maintenance, regular home inspections are a must. On this episode of Real Estate Today, REALTOR® Samantha Witherwax shares what buyers should look out for during inspections, including roofing, AC, plumbing and electrical. Plus, former Executive Director at the American Society of Home Inspectors Frank Lesh discusses how homeowners can identify issues in their house early. Then, Dr. Steve Kerber, vice president and executive director of the Fire Safety Research Institute at UL Research Institutes talks about the...

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Benefits of New Construction Homes show art Benefits of New Construction Homes

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Considering buying a new construction home? On this episode of Real Estate Today, REALTOR® Christine Richardson shares the process, time frame, and whether there is less competition with new builds. Plus, Chief Economist at the National Association of Home Builders, Dr. Robert Dietz joins to share where new home construction is surging and what consumers looking to build should know. Then, Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, discusses when he believes mortgage rates may dip. Also, Melissa Dittmann Tracey shares which home design trends are hot or not,...

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How to increase the value of your home show art How to increase the value of your home

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Looking to sell your home and want to maximize its worth? On this episode of Real Estate Today, REALTOR® and appraiser Jamie Moore shares what homeowners can do to their homes to get a bigger appraised value, including depersonalizing and decluttering. Plus, REALTOR® Greg Block joins to share invaluable insights on enhancing your home's market value, covering everything from essential cleaning and a fresh coat of paint to the impact of curb appeal. Also, Melissa Dittmann Tracey shares what items in the 2024 remodeling boom are hot or not. 

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Investing in Real Estate in the Spring of 2024 show art Investing in Real Estate in the Spring of 2024

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Is the spring the time for you to invest in real estate and build wealth? REALTOR® Peter West discusses the benefits of investing in multifamily or single-family properties and the responsibilities required for each asset class. REALTOR® Bill Milliken from Michigan discusses commercial real estate investing, the impact working from home has on properties, and the trend to convert office buildings to residential space. Melissa Dittman Tracey shares whether using vinegar to clean your stone countertops is hot or not. Elizabeth Renter from NerdWallet discusses their  and the challenges in...

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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers in 2024 show art Tips for First-Time Homebuyers in 2024

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National Association of REALTORS® President Kevin Sears gives the facts about the $418 million settlement and what it means for homebuyers and sellers. REALTOR® Cheyenne McGriff from South Dakota explains what first-time homebuyers should do to get ready to buy a home and how to find success in a competitive real estate market. Melissa Dittmann Tracey shares whether buying a fixer-upper home is hot or not. And, Sean Moss from the Down Payment Resource gives a quick primer on down payment assistance programs and how a homebuyer can utilize them to make a home purchase more affordable.

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Selling A Home During Spring 2024 show art Selling A Home During Spring 2024

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If you're selling your home in the spring market of 2024, this episode is for you! Gilbert Gonzales, broker associate with Home Connect 512 discusses real estate presentation, how to showcase the home value to buyers, and whether this is still a good time to sell. J. Lennox Scott, CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, explains "The Five Rights" in a sale and how to succeed. Krisztina Bell, home stager and design expert, discusses how home staging is a necessary marketing tool and explains how virtual home staging can benefit you. Next, Melissa Dittmann Tracey examines adding a pickleball court to...

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The 2024 Spring Real Estate Market show art The 2024 Spring Real Estate Market

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How can you find success in the spring real estate market? J. Lennox Scott, CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, shares how to be buyer-ready and why you should get completely underwritten to make the best offer. He also does the math and explain why buying today instead of waiting for interest rates to drop is most likely the smart choice. Danielle Hale, chief economist at realtor.com®, shares why they are forecasting a "favorable" and "promising" spring market, with increased housing inventory. Melissa Dittmann Tracey tells us if red is a hot paint color for walls and Kris Kiser, CEO of the...

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What will the real estate market be like in 2024? NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun looks ahead by discussing the most recent existing-home sales data and the 2023 real estate market. REALTOR® Kevin Sears from Springfield, Massachusetts explains how he thinks home sellers will approach 2024 with the expected drop in interest rates. Jim Tobin, president and CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, shares the challenges home builders are facing in 2024 and what solutions would help increase new home construction. Adam Long, president of HomeTeam Inspection Service, discusses how home buyers and sellers are expected to treat home inspections during a transaction. REALTOR® Irene Sawyer from Blowing Rock, NC shares how her battle with breast cancer led to the foundation of the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps pay for cancer care in six counties in the mountains of North Carolina. Also, Melissa Dittmann Tracy looks at whether the color tones pink and orange are hot or not.