Uncategorized The Wealth-Building Power of Homeownership Some Highlights If you’re trying to decide if buying a home is worth it, consider the long-term benefits, like building equity as home values grow over time. According to the FHFA, home values have increased by 315.7% since 1991. Home equity is one reason owning your own place can really pay off in the long run. When you’re ready, let’s connect.
Uncategorized Top Reasons To Own a Home   Some Highlights Buying a home has powerful financial and non-financial benefits. It creates more stability, helps grow your net worth, and gives you an undeniable sense of pride. While today’s market can be challenging for buyers, use these reasons to remind you of why homeownership is so worthwhile. When you’re ready to enjoy all the amazing advantages […]
Uncategorized Your Agent Is the Key To Pricing Your House Right Some Highlights The asking price for your house can impact your bottom line and how quickly it sells. Both under- and overpricing have drawbacks. So to find the right price for your house, lean on your agent for their expertise. Don’t pick just any price for your listing. Trust your real estate professional to help you find the perfect price […]
Uncategorized Should I Rent or Buy a Home?  Some Highlights While renting may be less expensive in some areas right now, there are two big benefits homeownership provides that renting can’t. ​ Owning a home means you get to say goodbye to rising rents and hello to stability. It also gives you the chance to gain equity as home values rise over time. If you’re ready to learn more about the perks […]
Uncategorized Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what’s going on with home prices these days. Here’s the scoop. The latest national data from Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows they’re going up (see graphs below): As you can see, home prices were rising for most of 2023. But […]
Uncategorized Builders Are Building Smaller Homes  Some Highlights Having a hard time finding a home in your budget? ​Builders may have a solution that can help. Builders are shifting their attention to what buyers want most right now – smaller, more affordable homes. If you want to see what’s available locally and in other areas nearby, let’s connect and explore your options together.
Uncategorized Equity Can Make Your Move Possible When Affordability Is Tight Some Highlights Did you know the equity you have in your current house can help make your move possible? Once you sell, you can use it for a larger down payment on your next home, so you’re borrowing less. Or, you may even have enough to be an all-cash buyer. The typical homeowner has $298,000 in equity. If you want to find […]
Uncategorized Myths About the 2024 Housing Market Some Highlights When it comes to the current housing market, there are some myths circling around right now. Some of the more common ones are that it’s better to wait for mortgage rates to fall or prices to crash. But there are others about the supply of homes for sale and down payments. Let’s connect so you have an expert […]
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Uncategorized Builders Are Building Smaller Homes There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes right now and they’re offering incentives. And that can help […]
Uncategorized The Best Week To List Your House Is Almost Here!!! Are you thinking about making a move? If so, now may be the perfect time to start the process. That’s because experts say the best week to list your house is just around the corner. A recent Realtor.com study looked at housing market trends over the past several years (with the exception of 2020, since it was an unusual […]
Uncategorized What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market? If you’re planning to move soon, you might be wondering if there’ll be more homes to choose from, where prices and mortgage rates are headed, and how to navigate today’s market. If so, here’s what the professionals are saying about what’s in store for this season. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist, First American: “. . . it seems our general […]
Uncategorized The Latest Trends in Housing as of March 15 2024 Some Highlights With the number of new listings going up and average days on market going down, buyers may have more options, but will still want to move fast. For sellers, inventory is still low and houses are selling fast, meaning your house should stand out and may get multiple offers if you price it right. If you want to know more about what’s happening in our area, let’s […]
Uncategorized The Spring Market Is a Sweet Spot if You’re Looking To Sell Some Highlights Wondering if now’s a good time to sell your house? Based on how many homes are on the market, there are two big reasons why this spring is looking so good for sellers. Thanks to an uptick in inventory over last year, you’ve got more options for your next home. But there are still fewer homes for sale […]
Uncategorized Your Comprehensive Guide to Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Are you ready to take the exciting leap into homeownership? Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is a crucial first step in the home buying process. It not only gives you a clear understanding of how much house you can afford but also demonstrates to sellers that you’re a serious buyer. In this guide, we’ll walk […]
Uncategorized Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re even more confident prices will rise, not fall. So, let’s see exactly how experts’ thinking has shifted – and what’s caused the change. 2024 Home Price Forecasts: Then and Now The chart below shows what seven […]
Uncategorized It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First […]
Uncategorized Winning Plays for Buying a Home in Today’s Market Navigating today’s real estate market to buy a home can be challenging, but having the right strategies in place can make a significant difference. Here are ten winning plays to help you succeed in purchasing a home: Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage: Before you start house hunting, secure a mortgage pre-approval. This will show sellers […]
Uncategorized Why Having Your Own Agent Matters When Buying a New Construction Home Finding the right home is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers today. Right now, the supply of homes for sale is still low. But there is a bright spot. Newly built homes make up a larger percent of the total homes available for sale than normal. That’s why, if you’re craving more options, it makes sense to see […]
Uncategorized Why It’s More Affordable To Buy a Home This Year 1. Low Mortgage Rates One of the most significant factors driving affordability this year is historically low mortgage rates. With interest rates hovering near historic lows, homebuyers can lock in favorable terms, resulting in lower monthly mortgage payments. By capitalizing on these record-low rates, you can save tens of thousands of dollars over the life […]
Uncategorized “10 Essential Real Estate Terms Every Homebuyer Must Know for a Successful Purchase” Every journey to homeownership is paved with a language of its own. Understanding key terms not only makes you better informed but also empowers you to make decisions with confidence. So, whether you’re a first-time buyer or just needing a quick refresher, here are 10 essential real estate terms to keep in your lexicon: 1. […]