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WASHINGTON (September 20, 2017) — Existing-home sales stumbled in August for the fourth time in five months as strained supply levels continue to subdue overall activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were outpaced by declines in the South and West.
WASHINGTON (September 18, 2017) – Despite being in the prime years to buy their first home, an overwhelming majority of millennials with student debt currently do not own a home and believe this debt is to blame for what they typically expect to be a seven-year delay from buying.
This is according to a new joint study on millennial student loan debt released today by the National Association of Realtors® and nonprofit American Student Assistance®. The survey additionally revealed that student debt is holding back millennials from financial decisions and personal... Read More
WASHINGTON (September 14, 2017) – The U.S. Senate today approved the nomination of Pam Patenaude as deputy secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Following is a statement from NAR President William E. Brown on the vote:
“Pam Patenaude is the right choice for deputy secretary, and Realtors® are pleased to see her nomination win approval from the Senate.
“She has a big task ahead. Home prices continue to rise in an environment of ever-tightening mortgage credit, which means buyers are struggling to keep pace. That... Read More
Posted on December 18, 2013 - 03:31 PM
by HSA Online
5 Reasons Millennials aren’t buying homes… and how to change their minds December 04, 2013 The economy is stabilizing, and home loan prices are still historically low in many markets across the country. Many are taking advantage of this...
Posted on September 5, 2013 - 11:16 AM
by Claudette Roby
What exactly is the effect of rising interest rates?? For those people who have been pre-qualified, as interest rates increase their buying power decreases. Each quarter of a % in increase decreases buying power by approximately $5000. Consequently if rat...
Posted on August 22, 2013 - 02:57 PM
by Claudette Roby
This is a great time to sell! As I post this the inventory in the Cedar Rapids market area is down by almost 10%, in Iowa City and the Corridor inventory is down by 20% comparing to this time last year. Lower inventory means that you have less competition...
Roy Nowers 319-350-4042
Claudette Roby 319-360-0101
Diana Hansen 319-350-9654
110 Dina CT Ste A
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
"I have been so thankful to hire such excellent Realtors that have listened to my every need. In an economy that has frustrated many of us you have stayed upbeat and positive. I have appreciated the attention to detail that you provided in our listings and the GREAT marketing materials you showed the community to make our homes widely viewed. It is obvious why you have been in the business so long. Thanks so much for all your help."Amy Garmin
"I have worked with the Roby Team for several years in the purchase and sale of multiple properties and thoroughly enjoy our business relationship. They keep me up to date on the market conditions and move quickly when we see and advantageous purchase. Their rapport with the other agents in the community allows them to negotiate offers and deliver results in a timely manner. When they market my properties they are able to give me advice in presentation as well as pricing to sell quickly. Their marketing plan is extensive and first rate. I have been pleased with their attention to detail and overall service and will continue to work with them in the future."Justin Duckett