Local News Where You Live Works Best Right?
When you need local news, you turn to the neighborhood sources around you.
Reporting is done in your own backyard where it happens. Not the news from a local area many moons away. Things roll differently in other parts of the World.
So you get your news feeds locally.
Scan the World and national events. But local is well, local. What you tap into to stay in the know.
Unless you are from a far away community and keep the old local connection burning.
Checking in periodically or getting an out of town newspaper delivered, going online to stay in the know.
When you are moved far away from the old home town. But she keeps pulling at your heart strings.
Local news in one area is vastly different than another.
Weather is not the same, the population, trends, crimes, everything is not carbon copy. Because we don’t live in one giant sandbox where everything shakes out the same. Identical twins are rare, so are the odds of two areas moving, grooving to the same exact 5,6,7 and 8 daily dance steps.
Add to this unique community surroundings we all enjoy, that the media likes to reduce everything down to one big same general story.
Like trying to make a weather forecast apply to the entire country. Which does not work well.
Real estate market reports are like that. Confusion happens because the headline or newscast teaser is “Home sales, real estate numbers are up (in Decatur, Duluth, you fill in the blank). So the guy or gal in Hoboken figures time to sell.
Why isn’t my listed property moving Mr Broker Man?
I hear, read that real estate home sales are up? But it all boils down to how is the real estate market where the property listing is, not the reporter’s reporting cubicle.
In Maine, there is one big state to broad brush paint. The white wash of sixteen counties is different. The average home price of say $71,000 for a home in Northern Maine.
Could transpose into costing closer to $200,000 in Southern Maine.
For the pretty much same sticks and bricks.
Cost of living can be different in the same state, coiunty too.
So one size fits all, does not work that way off the clothes rack.
The scan of the weather channel or in real estate markets either.
Many factors all influence the what is my home worth, what is the market today for selling it question.
And to be in the correct information portal, talk to a local.
Don’t wing it with what you think you heard that does not really apply in the local area you are thinking of buying property in. Consider the source. Who wrote, posted, aired the article and how old is the news, where is the reporter on the planet?
How detailed was the real estate report?
We all know overpriced properties don’t sell but waiting a year during the listing to find out can be avoided.
Time is money. Your life is on hold when real estate that needs to sell does not.
I was a broadcast news director years ago. The rip and read is not always pertinent to the local broadcast area.
Some local news event could happen and in the small market, good luck. You will eventually hear about it over the wire three or more days later. And not totally accurate, much left out because penned four hours or more away. A few paragraphs filter down from other souces that hand off, syndicate the same way.
Not from the real estate market view that only a local supplies so so well.
He or she lives, works and plays there where the property listings are.
The local makes a living in that market and has history, perspective to draw from and add to the news story. Making it the best it can be.
Accurate news is powerful in your real estate decision making.
In understanding the health of the market. Where we are in the cycle and pricing that works or is not reflective of the current market.
Find a local real estate agent, broker you trust that knows the market, works full time and understands the cycle.
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