Real Estate

2020 Housing Review: A Year of Bidding Wars

Nearly every recap and review of last year will begin with some variation of this sentence: 2020 was an unusual year. In place of “unusual,” it may say “unprecedented” or “difficult” or some other pejorative, but without a doubt, 2020 will be remembered.


Neighborhood Focus: Lake Forest

There is a lake in Chapel Hill that lights up around the holiday season. The annual Light Up the Lake experience in the Lake Forest neighborhood not only brings a beautiful display of illuminations, but also results in helping others in the area.


Buying and Selling in the Age of COVID

On the first day of showings for Stacy Berlatt’s former home in Florida, she could not help but be curious. She and her partner Jay knew listing their home in the middle of a global pandemic came with risks.




Buyer’s market or seller’s market? Yes.

The old saying, “may you live in interesting times,” would probably ring true if you have been in the market to buy or sell a home in southern Orange County in 2020. With the impact of COVID-19, low housing inventory and the dramatic drop in interest rates, the housing market of 2020 so far has been a wild ride.