Mortgage Rates Remain at All-Time Low

June 26, 2020

From Realtor Magazine The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stayed at its record low this week, offering an opportunity for home buyers to lock in the lowest rate in Freddie Mac’s records dating back 50 years. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.13% this week. The mortgage market has seen a resurgence in applications for home purchases in […]


U.S. home prices grew 5.5% in April despite pandemic

June 24, 2020

This may not be great news for buyers, but it is good news for the health of the housing market. With demands at an all time hifh, and supply relatively low, housing prices are steadily growing. We think this will be a continued trend as many families are leaving their city dwellings for the comfort […]


Today’s the Day

June 22, 2020

It’s time! The 1500 Melville Property is ready for a lucky homeowner. We are so happy to finally put this property on the market. There are small thoughtful details throughout the home that let the quality craftsmanship shine. Throughout quarantine we’ve been lucky enough to be deemed “essential” by the local government and were able […]


What Buyers Are Looking For in a Post- COVID19 World

June 19, 2020

We know that the corona virus pandemic has had a profound impact on nearly every economic industry. House design and construction is no different. As many workers move to WFH hybrid situations, housing design is due for a few changes. Some of these changes include: Indoor and outdoor recreational areas. Pools, barbecue areas, outdoor dining, […]


Days Away From Market

June 17, 2020

The 1500 Melville place project is all coming together. We are just days away from being ready to go on to the market. The kitchen has been installed, floors finished, cabinets put in, and now we are just putting on the finishing touches to make this house a home. Just in time for the summer […]


The Digital Age of Real Estate – A Word of Caution

June 15, 2020

Pre-corona virus the digital real estate environment was already picking up steam. Now with limited in person meetings and less face time, many real estate purchases are happening in a purely digital format. One thing to be wary of – scams. It’s nothing new for people who have fielded the ever common telemarketer phone call […]


Advocating Housing Priorities: 2020 Virtual Legislative Conference

June 12, 2020

June 22 – 24 at the Capitol is offering something a little different this year. With COVID-19 panedemic still impacting local and national events, builders have the opportunity to join a virtual conference to help advocate for positive housing reforms. More details below from NAHB. Because NAHB members will not be visiting Capitol Hill, the […]


1500 Melville Updates – 1 Week Countdown Begins

June 10, 2020

It’s almost time! We are one week away from finishing the 1500 Melville property. The floors are sanded, paneling finished, and the kitchen it getting assembled. See more photos at @alteredpropertiesllc. This property is almost ready for a homebuyer and we will be sharing the finalized pictures once everything is in place. If you or […]


Single Family Housing Demand – What the changing market looks like.

June 8, 2020

The majority of the global population has spent a large part  of their time at home over the past few months. This shift due to the coronavirus has far reaching implications for the housing market. What have homebuyers realized in terms of quarantining at home? What is missing in their location? The desire for space, […]


The Buyers Are Back

June 5, 2020

As the world starts to reopen, the housing market is following suit. Experts say that this summer will be hot for home buying – which means an increase in listing prices. Recent data collection from Housing Wire shows that there is signs of stabilizing. ““May’s home price data demonstrate the underlying strength of the U.S. housing market […]