U.S. Median Home Price Trends and Forecasts

The National Association of Realtors has issued their forecast for median home prices across the country. The median priced home in 2018 was $258,900 and is projected to be $274,000 in 2020 based on roughly 3% home price appreciation. That’s right, the average priced home will increase by $15,000 over the next two years. Depending upon where you sit, that’s either great news or it means it’s time

Real Estate Tiers in Your Global Mobility Program

Your relocation tiers can be as detailed and nuanced as you need them to be. Some companies find it useful to establish specific real estate tiers as part of their packages. Real estate tiers feature different options that may incentivize employees to sell their homes more quickly or give them a guarantee that they won't be stuck paying an old mortgage long after they've moved to their new

Exclusive Webinar - Real Estate Roundtable: Expert Advice on Relocation's Biggest Challenges

Up-to-date real estate policies are critical to the success of your relocation program. Nothing can disrupt your talent management goals faster than a transferee distracted by a house that won't sell. And, nothing can increase your program costs faster than managing policy exceptions for unexpected issues. Please join our lively roundtable on Tuesday, October 27th at 2:00 pm as we bring

Employee Relocation Policies and Real Estate: A Tiered Approach

Tiered Relocation Packages An emerging trend concerning employee relocation is tiered relocation packages. These packages are tailored to each level of employee and offer benefits according to those levels. Corporations have started utilizing tiered policies to provide more flexibility for hiring managers and to cut the overall costs of relocations. Learn more about cutting costs using tiered

Real Estate Services To Offer During an Executive Relocation

Executive relocation programs should focus on real estate services, since these issues are primary concerns of most transferred executives. Real estate-related services can take many varied and diverse forms. Executives often have similar, but more extensive, needs and concerns than do other transferees. Their homes tend to be upscale, making them more difficult to sell quickly for price

Executive Relocation Real Estate Services - Selling and Buying

Executives can be reluctant to relocate because of real estate issues. To solve these concerns and attract top quality executives, employers should provide real estate services that seamlessly help executives transition from one home to another. Replacing an executive's current home in an unfamiliar location is one part of the real estate equation. The relocation real estate equation has two

What Does a Relocation BVO Program Entail?

A Buyer Value Option (BVO) program for your relocating employee can have several benefits for both your company and your employee. For your employee, it provides peace of mind, both financially and otherwise. It also allows him or her to concentrate on moving and successfully acclimating to the new work environment. For more information on real estate considerations for your executive

The Current State of Real Estate

After several years of sluggish sales, declining markets, and increased REO's we finally see a light at the end of this tunnel that should help transferees trying to sell homes. Across the country, markets are starting to recover with increased sales and decreased inventories, causing a modest increase in prices. In addition, overall mortgage rates are the lowest in 50 years with 30 year fixed