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Category: Housing Market Updates

    This Generation is Currently Influencing the Housing Market

    By Preston Putnam | January 3, 2019

    Millennials, for the most part, are a generation of renters. Only 36% of Americans under the age of 35 owned their homes as of 2016, according to a Census Bureau survey. But that 36 percent is significant, because it’s an increase from 34.7 percent a year earlier. The current housing market, to an extent, is... Read More

    4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

    By Preston Putnam | December 12, 2018

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year.... Read More

    Are We Entering a Buyer’s Market?

    By Jay Robinson | October 15, 2018

    Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower rate, and reports are showing purchasing demand is going down. This has some experts thinking we may be entering a buyer’s market. After all, sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years. Is this really happening? The market... Read More

    Navigating Today’s Real Estate Market

    By Ali Robinson | October 9, 2018

    There are so many changes this time of year – school is back in session, the leaves are changing, and events around town seem to be slowing down. One thing that’s not slowing down, however, is the real estate market. In Chattanooga, housing inventories are the lowest they’ve been in nearly a decade, which in... Read More

    Mortgage Rate Forecast for 2019

    By Jay Robinson | October 4, 2018

    The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That’s why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic... Read More

    Home Prices are Increasing. Here’s Why.

    By Jay Robinson | May 8, 2018

    There are many theories going around right now as to why home prices are currently increasing. However, the simple explanation behind rising home prices is the lack of “For Sale” signs in front yards. This can be explained by the theory of supply and demand. When there is a small supply of something in high... Read More

    The Robinson Team – State of the Market Report

    By Jay Robinson | February 5, 2018

    Jay Robinson, Chattanooga’s Top Realtor, delivers a state of the market report complete with information and projections for 2018. Use the arrows to browse through the latest Robinson Team report. Read More


    By Jay Robinson | July 7, 2017

    Study Finds that We Are in the Midst of An Epic Housing Shortage The Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University recently released their 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Study, and a recent blog from JCHS revealed some of the more surprising aspects of the study. The first two revelations centered around... Read More

    3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

    By Keeley Ryan | May 11, 2017

    With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago. Read More