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Leading indicators of a housing slowdown
By Mike Simonsen on May 11, 2022

Predicting change in the real estate market is a challenge. Interest rates have spiked, which should be dampening demand. But also low inventory is building demand and cash for buying...

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Housing inventory is rising quickly as the market shifts
By Mike Simonsen on May 9, 2022

Available inventory of single family homes on the market is rising quickly each week now. What does that mean? Is it a sign that the market is turning? Should we be worried? These are real...

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The Future of Second Home Ownership
By Mike Simonsen on May 4, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Austin Allison, CEO of Pacaso Homes, to talk about the shifting dynamics in the market for second homes. Austin...

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Home prices hit a new record even as the market slows
By Mike Simonsen on May 2, 2022

Even though we can see tiny indications of the housing market trying to get back to more normal conditions, home prices still hit a record high this week. Buyers are still in a heavily...

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How Realtors Are Surviving and Thriving in a Crazy Market
By Mike Simonsen on April 27, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Wendy Forsythe, Chief Strategy Officer of Fathom Realty, who shares her view from the front lines of one of the...

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Early signs that housing demand is slowing
By Mike Simonsen on April 25, 2022

We indeed have some signals of a housing market turning slower. While we go from super hot to merely hot, it’s fascinating to watch which of the Altos Research metrics are showing the...

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The Secrets of Top-Performing Real Estate Agents
By Mike Simonsen on April 20, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Tom Ferry, the real estate industry’s #1 coach and trainer, to talk about how to achieve greatness and fulfill your...

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The Leading Indicators to Watch in Today's Real Estate Market
By Mike Simonsen on April 18, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, I was having a conversation with Christine Ward who is an agent in Boise. Idaho has built a team over the last decade or so and built a really big business. We were...

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How high will home prices climb this year?
By Mike Simonsen on April 18, 2022

Available inventory of unsold homes is building each week now. Are these signs the market is slowing due to rising mortgage rates? Just normal spring season? A little of both? That’s what...

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Watch these 3 indicators for a housing market slowdown
By Mike Simonsen on April 11, 2022

I’ve been debating how to report each week since we’re in the difficult intersection in the market. On the one hand interest rates have spiked to the highest point in years, prices and...

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