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The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready? Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was on ... [read full post]
published January 8, 2020

Big Demand for Small Homes

Big Demand for Small Homes Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo Finances. This is not projected to change as w ... [read full post]
published January 7, 2020

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate that real estate is a g ... [read full post]
published January 6, 2020

Top Renovations for Maximum ROI

Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home ... [read full post]
published January 3, 2020

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue. Here’s what three experts are saying we’ll ... [read full post]
published December 31, 2019

Why You Shouldn't "For Sale By Owner"

Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner” Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today's market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well for the vast majority of sellers. ... [read full post]
published December 30, 2019

Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference

Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process. A real estate professional can ... [read full post]
published December 27, 2019

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.” If you’re currently renting, 2020 may be a great time ... [read full post]
published December 26, 2019

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation Questions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year:Additionally, ARCH Mortgage Insurance Company in their current Housing and Mort ... [read full post]
published December 23, 2019

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020?

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020! According to CoreLogic, home prices will appreciate at a ... [read full post]
published December 20, 2019

5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You're a Homeowner

5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner Studies have shown that, in many cases, the largest asset a family owns is the house they live in. Over the last twelve months, that asset has gained substantial value. CoreLogic just released their 2019 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights Report. The report reve ... [read full post]
published December 19, 2019

The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next Year

The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next Year This coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and appreciation.  But the biggest issue the housing market will face in 2020 is an inventory shortage.  There aren’t enough homes on the market for buye ... [read full post]
published December 18, 2019

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020 It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, depending on how we manage them. When ... [read full post]
published December 17, 2019

December 2019: They Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low

December 2019: The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low The reality of what we’re seeing this month is that homes are selling fast. In today’s strong seller’s market, bidding wars are common and expected with starter or entry-level ... [read full post]
published December 16, 2019

Get Your House Ready to Sell This Winter

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter Some Highlights Winter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market. Waiting for warmer weather when more competition is on the market will only put your house up against many more ... [read full post]
published December 13, 2019

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer. Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showi ... [read full post]
published December 12, 2019

Have You Outgrown Your Home?

Have You Outgrown Your Home? It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. The good news is, it’s okay to admit if your house no longer ... [read full post]
published December 11, 2019

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

  A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them: Refinance: If you already own a home ... [read full post]
published December 10, 2019

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs? Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According t ... [read full post]
published December 9, 2019

Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers

Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time homebuyers is 32. With more millennials entering a homebuying phase ... [read full post]
published December 6, 2019

What is the Best Investment for Americans?

What is the Best Investment for Americans? Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable. Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey whic ... [read full post]
published December 5, 2019

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget? At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough to host all of their guests and loved ones. Are you one of those homeowners dreaming for a larger space to call home ... [read full post]
published December 4, 2019

It's 'National Roof Over Your Head' Day!

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day! Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. ... [read full post]
published December 3, 2019

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. Thes ... [read full post]
published December 2, 2019

Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Tips to Sell Your Home Faster When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers Feel at Home Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like ... [read full post]
published November 27, 2019

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the mo ... [read full post]
published November 26, 2019

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keep ... [read full post]
published November 25, 2019

Economy Recovery, how long will it last?

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last? The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history. The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at record lows. Home price appreciation is beginning to reaccelerate. This begs the question: How long can this e ... [read full post]
published November 21, 2019

Buyers are looking now. Are you ready to sell your home?

Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home? Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically found in a more normal market, as shown in the graph below:With inventory being one o ... [read full post]
published November 20, 2019

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process – particularly when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to ... [read full post]
published October 31, 2019

Fall Home Buying Tips

  It’s a well-established pattern: Home sales boom every spring and summer, and then, as the leaves begin to change, the market begins to cool. By November, with the holidays coming near, few people are focused on real-estate shopping- making it the best time for y ... [read full post]
published October 11, 2019

3 Top Home Staging Tips

  Are you looking to sell your home now or in the near future?   When your home is on the market, you want it to be seen in the best light by potential buyers. Staging your home can help you achieve this goal. Homestaging is the process of decorating your h ... [read full post]
published September 13, 2019
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