Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Real Estate Category

Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Real Estate Category: Blog posts from the Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog that were categorized as Real Estate.

24 10, 2017

How Much Does Location Really Matter in Real Estate? More Than Many People Might Think

By |2017-10-26T08:18:16-04:00October 24th, 2017|Advice, Home Buying, Real Estate|

Most everyone has heard the old saying at least once: "The three most important things in real estate are location, location, and location." But, while this can make for a catchy phrase, does location really matter all that much when you are buying and / or selling a home? In a word, yes. There are [...]

2 05, 2017

Do You Really Know The Value Of Your Home?

By |2017-05-02T15:42:01-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Real Estate|

Over the past decade or so, the entire U.S. has experienced significant movement in the real estate arena. For some, this has meant that the value of the home they purchased years ago has increased nicely, and for others it's meant owing more on their mortgage than the property is currently worth - in other [...]

7 03, 2017

And the Winner is…2016 as the Best Year for Existing Home Sales in the Past Decade

By |2017-03-08T08:56:46-05:00March 7th, 2017|Home Selling, Real Estate|

While the past year may have been somewhat tough on home buyers in terms of rising prices, 2016 deserves some accolades, too. That's because, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, 2016 was also the best year in the past decade for sales of existing homes. Throughout the 12-month period between [...]

7 02, 2017

Will the Stock Market’s Rise Help or Hinder Home Buying?

By |2017-02-06T20:49:00-05:00February 7th, 2017|Home Buying, Real Estate|

Over the past several months, many investors have been feeling much more confident in their investment portfolios - especially as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit the coveted 20,000 mark. But, while stocks and other equities may have some upward momentum of late, can this help or hinder you if you're hoping to buy [...]

10 01, 2017

How Long is “Too Long” for a Real Estate Listing to Sit?

By |2017-01-10T12:17:51-05:00January 10th, 2017|Home Selling, Real Estate|

While most every home seller would ideally like to secure a good solid purchase offer as quickly as possible, in some cases, this just simply doesn't occur - and, after about four weeks, a listing that is still sitting offer-less can be considered "stale."  A property listing that sits for too long could be the [...]