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Is This the Year to Sell My House?
If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right direction. Even with the current health crisis that continues to challenge our nation, Americans still feel good about selling a house.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth
Home equity, for most Americans, is the quickest way to build household wealth. That wealth gives homeowners more options during good times and in difficult situations.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move
The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for real estate, and the current market conditions are truly making this winter an ideal time to make a move. Here’s a dive into some of the biggest wins for homebuyers this season.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many right now. This year, there’s another type of buyer that’s very active this holiday season – the homebuyer.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season
If you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the great selling opportunity you have right now. Here’s why this month is the optimal time to make sure your house is available for holiday buyers.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?
Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the appreciation of residential real estate is well above historic annual averages. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), annual appreciation since 1991 has averaged 3.8%.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing
Through all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move
This has been a year of change, and what you need in a home is no exception. Let’s connect today to make sure you have expert guidance on your side to help you find a home that fits your remote work needs.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market
Experts agree the winter housing market could potentially be bigger than ever. Whether you’re ready to buy or sell, let’s connect today so you can be in your dream home by the new year.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Home Values Projected to Keep Rising
As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, the rules of supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what is to comeREAD FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength
The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the year, especially given the uncertainty around the current health crisis, the upcoming election, and more?READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale
Buyer demand is still strong heading into the fall. ShowingTime, which tracks the average number of buyer showings on residential properties, just announced that buyer showings are up 61.9% compared to the same time last year.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back
Both the newly constructed and existing home sale markets are posting numbers greater than a year ago. Real estate is back. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, let’s connect so you have the expert counsel you need along the way.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year
People are moving for a variety of different reasons today, and many families’ needs have changed throughout the year. If you’ve been trying to decide if now is the time to buy a new home, let’s connect to discuss your needs.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery?
Both indicators prove the housing market recovered quickly from the early setback caused by the shelter-in-home orders. They also show that Americans have realized the importance of their homes during this time and are buying more houses than they did prior to the pandemic.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?
There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back to the market.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time
Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so the scale is tipped in favor of the sellers.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks
Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest point in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1971READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year
The experts note a turnaround is on the horizon, starting as early as later this year.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a Mistake
Listing on your own leaves you to manage the entire transaction yourself.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Keys to Selling Your House Virtually
In a new era of life, things are shifting quickly, and virtual strategies for sellers may be a great option. Opening your doors up to digital approaches may be game-changing when it comes to selling your house.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever
What seems like a business challenge today may be more of the norm tomorrow. With that in mind, if you have a home office, your house may be more desirable to buyers than you think.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Technology and the Real Estate Process
If you need to move today, technology can help make it happen; there are options available. Let’s touch base today to discuss your situation and our local regulations, so you don’t have to put your real estate plans on hold.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Should I Refinace my Home?
With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Don’t Let the Headlines Scare You
There’s a lot of misinformation out there. If you want the best advice on what’s happening in the current housing market, let’s talk today.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Will the Stock Market affect the Home Values?
If the current situation is more like the markets in the early 2000s versus the markets during the Great Recession, home values should be minimally affected, if at all.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
How Much “Housing Wealth” Can You Build?
Homeownership has many financial and non-financial benefits. The accumulation of “housing wealth” through increased equity is a major one.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.
The real estate market is entering the year like a lion. There’s no indication it will lose that roar, assuming inventory continues to come to market.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Opportunity in the Luxury Market This Year
If you’re thinking about upgrading your current house to a luxury home, or adding an additional property to your portfolio, let’s get together to determine if you’re ready to make your move.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise
With average rents continuing to rise, now may be a great time to stabilize your monthly payment by becoming a homeowner and locking into a low mortgage rate. Let’s get together to discuss how taking advantage of the current market conditions might work for you.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
When a House Becomes a Happy Home
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a move-up buyer who wants to start a new chapter in your life, now is a great time to reflect on the intangible factors that make a house a happy home.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
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:READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
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.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020
When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners need to know what it takes to avoid costly mistakes. Being mindful of these things and prepared for the process can help you avoid some of the most common mishaps when selling your house.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!
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.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!