Jared Hopkins's Blog Posts

The Housing Market: Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

The Housing Market: Positioned to Bring Back the EconomyAll eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which

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The Most Important Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

The Most Important Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family WealthWhile growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained

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Will the Housing Market Turn Back Around This Year?

Will the Housing Market Turn Back Around This Year?Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home in 2020. Some have shifted their plans or put them on hold over the past

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A Surprising Shift to the 'Burbs May Be on the Rise'

A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the RiseWhile many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits

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Unemployment Report: Clarifying, Not Terrifying

Unemployment Report: Clarifying, Not TerrifyingLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary

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Are Home Values Appreciating or Depreciating in 2020?

Are Home Values Appreciating or Depreciating in 2020?With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning

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Home Equity Is the Bright Spark in the Housing Market

Home Equity Is the Bright Spark in the Housing MarketGiven how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news, however,

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More Insight on Our Economic Recovery

More Insight on Our Economic RecoveryAs we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While we look for signs

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Our Nation's Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years

Our Nation's Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 YearsFor nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It is a whole

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The Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver. Here's Why:

The Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver. Here's Why:With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can

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Is it Smart to Buy a Home Now? Simply Put: Yes.

Is it Smart to Buy a Home Now? Simply Put: Yes.Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime,

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How Current Sellers Are Reacting to The Pandemic

How Current Sellers Are Reacting to The PandemicWith the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results show that

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Will Home Prices Drop Due to COVID 19?

Will Home Prices Drop Due to COVID 19?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

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An Update to Our Economic Recovery Timetable

An Update to Our Economic Recovery TimetableEarlier, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery from this economic downturn,

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Virtual Home Selling More Important Than Ever

Virtual Home Selling More Important Than EverIn a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and

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Are We Headed Towards a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

Are We Headed Towards a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are deciding

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Unemployment Hurts, But It Won't Last Long

Unemployment Hurts, But It Won't Last LongThere are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and a financial crisis caused by our inability to

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Today's Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we

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Sequel to 2008? Definitely Not

Sequel to 2008? Definitely NotWith all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing

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