For the love of real estate: The trends you need to know

Real Estate Review

Love is in the air. And you know what I love? Real estate. As supervising broker of a thriving real estate firm in Newport News and with a passion for the local real estate market, I love adding value to my REALTORS®, sellers and buyers by focusing on the latest trends. Let’s delve into some of the key trends shaping our local area.

Technology integration

In today’s digital age, technology is playing a crucial role in transforming the real estate experience. Virtual tours, 3D walkthroughs and online property listings have become essential tools for both buyers and sellers. The newest tech trend is AI (artificial intelligence). While there may be some concerns about the ill-intended uses of AI, when used responsibly with appropriate disclosure, it can help enhance services and increase efficiency.

Sustainable living and green homes: With a growing emphasis on environmental consciousness, homebuyers are increasingly looking for sustainable and energy-efficient properties. With increased eco-friendly construction materials available, the demand for green homes is on the rise locally.

Remote work influence: The shift toward remote work has had a profound impact on real estate trends. Homeowners as well as buyers are prioritizing spaces that accommodate a home office, flexible workspaces and proximity to outdoor amenities. Newport News, with its diverse neighborhoods, offers a range of options for those seeking a balance between work and lifestyle.

Affordability and first-time homebuyers: The real estate market in Newport News has been witnessing an influx of first-time homebuyers. Understanding the needs and financial constraints of this demographic is crucial. Relationships with lenders who specialize in first-time homebuyer programs can be advantageous.

Neighborhood revitalization: Keeping an eye on neighborhood revitalization projects is key to identifying potential investment opportunities. Newport News is no stranger to such initiatives, and being aware of upcoming developments can give you a strategic advantage locating promising areas for property investment.

By adapting to these changes, we can continue to foster a thriving and dynamic community in Newport News and surrounding areas.

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Kaéra Mims is a success coach and associate broker with Abbitt Realty in the Oyster Point office and can be reached at 757-223-7478 or