Happy New Year! We made it to 2022 and I am so excited for all things real estate. There is so much opportunity out there, whether you are buying a private residence or an investment property. It seems that lots of others are also pumped for the new year, since articles are popping up left and right with predictions of where the national market will go. I have seen some sources write of home prices going up anywhere from 7-24% in the next year. In due time we will learn the truth, so stay tuned right here for real time updates each week. 
What I do know is that the desire to move is still very much alive in buyers! The brokerage community is abuzz with agents sharing their buyer's specific needs on group chats and private internet groups. Declarations of new listings aren't as prevalent sadly, but it's still early. I guarantee there will be new inventory - maybe not as many houses as we would like, but they will come! People are recuperating from the holidays, and the new Covid frenzy has others trying to figure out their next move. 
This is also the time of year that designers release what they see as the next trends in design.
UGH!!! I will not be painting any room in my house this color. Sometimes I wonder if they pick the colors that were selling the worst in order to pick up paint sales. There is a place for purple, but I'm not sure it's at home. Maybe I will change my mind.... we shall see. The other current styles in design tend to be earthy and textured accents which feels really good to me. Those kinds of pieces feel really authentic and homey when we need it most.
I know you have probably seen real estate agents and their companies broadcasting all of their 2021 accomplishments on social media. I guess we all feel a sense of victory making it to the finish line after such an emotionally charged year. I also want to share the MGS Group highlights. It's a nice example of this one of a kind brokerage and I am excited for you to be a part of it!
I'll have more information next week on the market as it slowly heats up, and I am working on some critical year end numbers. Stay safe and healthy!