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The Fall Market

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Jerry Giovaniello is Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and the Chief Lobbyist of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.


Mabel Guzman, REALTOR®

Mabel Guzman is a REALTOR® and Broker from @Properties in Chicago. Mabel is a Past President of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and their 2012 REALTOR® of the year. She’s also an active member in the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and currently serves as the 2015 Global Liaison for THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.


Kathy Pickering, H&R Block

Kathy Pickering is the Executive Director of the Tax Institute at H&R Block. Kathy has more than a decade of experience in tax operations and is responsible for the strategic direction and management for a team of the nation’s top tax experts. She also serves as H&R Block’s Vice President of Government Relations.


Paul Pastelok, AccuWeather

Paul Pastelok is a Senior Meteorologist and Head of the Long Range Forecasting Department at AccuWeather. AccuWeather, of course, provides up-to-the-minute weather information and forecasts to over 1,000,000,000 people around the world.


The Run-Up

We wanted to talk about something we’ve been hearing about from economists, journalists and Realtors alike: many of them are expecting a real estate buying SURGE between now, and the end of the year.

The theory is – there’s a HUGE pent-up demand out there…and the floodgates are about to open.

Call it a spike, a run-up, or even a boom – many experts believe the buyers are about to start hitting open houses, and they’ll be bringing their checkbooks with them.

Economists with the real estate brokerage Redfin have said, in the coming months, the market will post numbers that’ll be STRONGER than anything we’ve seen over the past FIVE years.

So let’s examine whether the Fall Market, 2014 – might really be red hot.


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Christie Rothschild, REALTOR®

Christie Rothschild is a REALTOR® with M-J Peterson Real Estate in Amherst, New York. Christie is a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute and the 2014 President of the Buffalo – Niagara Association of REALTORS®.


Amy Traverso, Yankee Magazine

Amy Traverso is the Senior Lifestyle Editor of Yankee Magazine. Amy is going to give us some ideas about how you can capture some of that unique autumn ‘feel,’ in your home this season.


Christina Hoffman, is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.


Ashton Ritchie, Scotts Miracle-Gro

Ashton Ritchie is the Lawn and Garden Expert from Scotts Miracle-Gro. Scotts is an authority on lawns, from coast to coast. They help us all keep our lawns, and all of our landscaping look good and thrive, no matter where in the country you live.


Loving Autumn

We wanted to talk about this very special season that begins late Monday night. The autumn of 2014.

You know – some people say that autumn is their favorite season of the year. The weather’s not too hot, and not too cold. The humidity drops. The fall colors. The smells of apple pie, the tastes of pumpkin lattes, the sights and sounds of football, and of course, the day that brings it all together — Thanksgiving. Just about nine weeks away.

We found a really fun poll on the internet. It was not a real estate site, or even a homeowner site…but rather, a website for classical music lovers, called ‘’ They took a survey of their members – and asked: “what is your favorite season?”

At the bottom? Winter and Spring. They were a draw, at about 13% each.

Next up? Summer, which came in at around 21%.

But fall? That was the runaway winner! More than 53% of the people said it is, by far, their favorite season.


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Top News Of The Week

- Home Values Rise 7%
- Home Buying Activity Increases
- Affordable Housing Markets
- Condos are Growing Taller
- Homeowners Opt for ‘Fractions’
- Older Homeowners Look to Move
- Housing is Tied to Economy
- Helping With A Home Down Payment
- Now is the Time for Home Buying
- Larger Homes on Smaller Lots


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Local Market Conditions

It’s time to take a closer look at the facts and figures from across the country with latest data from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Next week sees the release of the eagerly anticipated Existing Home Sales report for the month of August. And as we head towards a brand new selling season, the fall market, we thought we’d take look back at the most recent figures to see what they could tell us about what we can look forward to.

We saw a slow start to the New Year but, the real estate market started to pick up some momentum through the warmer months. Not only did we see sales on the rise but we also saw inventory increase giving more options to buyers.


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