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Thursday, April 30, 2020   /   by Whitney Knieper

Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver


With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process. Today, many analysts believe one of the first things we’ll be able to safely bring back is the home building sector, creating more jobs and impacting local neighborhoods in a big way. According to Robert Dietz in The Eye on Housing:

 “The pace of new home sales will post significant declines during the second quarter due to the impacts of higher unemployment and shutdown effects of much of the U.S. economy, including elements of the real estate sector in certain markets. However, given the momentum housing construction held at the start of 2020, the housing industry will help lead the economy in the eventual recove ...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020   /   by Whitney Knieper

Go Local! It Makes a Difference!

When deciding on what is the best decision for you and your family, choosing a REALTOR® that knows the area is one of the most important factors to consider. Here in Granbury, Pam Knieper and her team have the best knowledge on subdivisions, schools, waterfront property, lake information, and so much more. One thing you can guarantee, if we don't know the answer, we WILL find it! 
Our lakefront community is a unique corner of of the DFW Metro-plex and with that comes many things that an agent outside of our area may not be aware of. As REALTORS®, it is our duty to best represent our clients IN OUR AREA OF EXPERTISE! You will not Pam or her team selling Houston's commercial properties. Why? Because that is outside of our market area of KNOWLEDGE! 
We specialize in the Lake Granbury area and we are proud that we dominate the area! As a team, we work together to make sure you are taken care of and shown top notch service.
Wether you're buying or selling, Pam Knieper; ...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020   /   by Whitney Knieper

The Knieper Team Goes Above & Beyond!

Dear Pam:
 
Donna and I want to express to you our deepest appreciation for both the selling of our home and the buying of another.  Your excellent crew of professionals were A-1 in every way.  I want to commend Vickie for her expertise/knowledge, her availability to help us through each step of the sale and her professionalism.  To put everything together in order to close in such a hurried, short period of time was something I don’t think too many real estate companies could have done.  All with very little stress, at least on our part.  Along with Vickie’s help, Mike was always there to make sure there were no glitches and that all went smoothly.  And with all the potential for failure all went through perfectly!
 
Then after the close, Mike made us feel like we were his only client.  He was so helpful in every way as we looked at numerous homes on a number of occasions.  Mike w. ...

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Monday, April 27, 2020   /   by Whitney Knieper

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is straining the economy.
The price of any item, however, is determined by supply and demand, which is how many items are available in relation to how many consumers want to buythat item.
In residential real estate, the measurement used to decipher that ratio is called months supply of inventory. A normal market would have 6-7 months of inventory. Anything over seven months would be considered a buyers’ market, with downward pressure on prices. Anything under six months would indicate a sellers’ market, which would put upward pressure on prices.
Going into March of this year, the supply stood at three months – a strong seller’s market. While buyer demand has decreased rather dramatically during the pandemic, the number of ho ...

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