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Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs.

Working from Home Isn’t a Passing Fad

Before the pandemic, only 21% of individuals worked from home. However, if you’ve recently discovered remote work is your new normal, you’re not alone.

A survey of hiring managers conducted by Statista and Upwork projects 37.5% of U.S. workers will work remotely in some capacity over the next 5 years (see chart below):

Working from Home Gives You More Flexibility and More Options

If you’re one of the nearly 23% of workers who will remain 100% remote, you have the option to move to a lower cost-of-living area or to the location of your dreams. If you search for a home in a more affordable area, you’ll be able to get more house for your money, freeing up more options for your dedicated office space and more breathing room. You could also move to an area you’ve always dreamed of vacationing in – somewhere near the beach, the mountains, or simply an area that features better weather and community amenities. Without your job tying you to a specific location, you’re bound to find your ideal spot.

If you’re one of the almost 15% of individuals who will have a partially remote or hybrid schedule, relocating within your local area to a home that’s further away from your office could be a great choice. Since you won’t be going into work every day, a slightly longer commute from a more suburban or rural area could be a worthy trade-off for a home with more features, space, or comforts. After all, if you’ll still be at home part-time, why not find a home that better suits your needs?

According to the latest Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate from The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), many homebuyers are already taking advantage of their newfound flexibility:

“. . . after years of apparent but variant trends towards urbanization, the pandemic universally caused a movement away from urban cores, particularly for those with higher incomes who could afford to move and for lower-income individuals seeking lower costs of living.”

Bottom Line

If you’ve found what you’re looking for in a home has changed due to remote work, it may be time to make a move. Let’s connect today to start prioritizing your home needs.

~Barbara Schluraff | Broker

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OUR TEAM HAS HELPED 88 Families

Buy & Sell so far in 2021!

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Sellers: Our Supply Challenges Aren’t Over Yet, so Now Is the Time To Sell

If you’ve been putting off selling your house, you shouldn’t wait much longer. The year’s month-over-month gains in homes for sale have helped buyers, but we’re still very much in a sellers’ market.

As the graph below shows, even with the number of homes for sale rising, we’re still well below the supply levels we’ve seen historically.

Bottom Line

More homes for sale means more options for buyers and more competition for sellers.

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Congratulations WEGO! They just hit $115,917 in donations for the orphanage new home build! Read More About The Home Here!

 
 
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Did you know there are more slaves in the world today than any other time in history? Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, and we are determined to do something about it! I hope you will consider supporting us as we come together and hike for FREEDOM! We are partnering with Rescue Freedom International because we love the work they are doing around the world to bring hope and healing to those in slavery. We have the gift of living free and want to use that gift to set people free! Thank you for joining us!

Barbara will be traveling to Wind River, Wyoming this fall for another hike to help bring awareness to sexual slavery.

Millions of people are victims of sexual slavery.

Every day, women and children endure sexual, physical, and emotional abuse without an end in sight. But you can help.

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We've teamed up with WEGO to offer a $15,000 Matching Funds campaign to better care for the kids at New Hope Children’s Home in Gachuurt, Mongolia!

We Did It!

Total Matched: $15,000 of $15,000 !!!!!

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Whether you're a buyer or seller, our team has everything you need to make the best financial decision with your property. We've worked hard to refine our process and make the home buying or selling experience easy, effective, and efficient. Rest assured our expert team will walk you through the process step by step. A real estate team gives the customer more! MORE experienced and specialized agents are working on your behalf. Our agents specialize in working with buyers or sellers in all areas of Brevard County. Each customer gains our combined real estate market and local knowledge because our customer concierge has matched you with an agent suited to fit your needs and your Dream Home list! We have transaction coordinators, a customer concierge, buyers specialists, a listing management team, and much more. Hire our CENTURY 21 Ocean Real Estate Team today and see how working with a group is THE way to buy and sell your home with confidence.

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A quick recap of the Brevard County Single-Family Report for June 2021:

  • Closed Sales are up +11.2% for June 2021 in which the number of units closed was 1,168 compared to 1,050 in June 2020, with an increase in cash sales of +68%.
  • New Pending Sales are down -19.3% and New Listings are up +23.7%.
  • The Median Sales Price for Brevard Single Family homes is up +20.9% to $314,250 compared to a year ago, which was $260,000.
  • Months Supply of Inventory is down -57.1% to 0.9 months, a decrease from 2.1 months in June 2020.
  • Traditional Sales are up +12.8%, with a median sales price of $315,000.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales are down -58.8%, with 7 closed sales and a median sales price of $201,000.
  • Short Sale Closings are down -100% with 0 closed sales in June 2021 and 4 Closed sales in June 2020.
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A quick recap of the Brevard County Townhouses & Condos Report for June 2021:

  • Closed Sales are up +39.0% for June 2021 in which the number of units closed was 321 compared to 231 in June 2020, with an increase in cash sales of +33.9%.
  • New Pending Sales are down -16.1% and New Listings are up 34.5%.
  • Median Sales Price for Townhouses & Condos is up +6.7% to $232,000 compared to a year ago, which was $217,500.
  • Months Supply of Inventory is down -61.3% to 1.2 months in June 2021 from 3.1 months in Jun 2020.
  • Traditional Sales are up +38.1%, with a median sales price of $232,000.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sale reported, 1 closed sale and a median sales price of $307,500.
  • Short Sale Closings reported 1 closed sale in June 2021 and 0 closed sales in June 2020.
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As trained real estate professionals, we can help you get the results you want. From the very beginning, we will work together to define your needs and develop a plan for achieving your real estate goals. Throughout the process, we’ll keep those goals and your best interests in mind, and we’ll work hard to make sure all of your expectations are met. We won’t give up until the job is done to your satisfaction. When we work together, you can expect nothing less than the best. We have a history of satisfied customers, and I hope you’ll be next.

Give us a call today if you’re ready to get started.

 
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Barbara Schluraff | Broker
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