Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year

By |2021-11-30T04:00:30-07:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude, security, pride, and comfort we get from owning a home. This year, those emotions are stronger than ever. We’ve lived through a time that has truly changed our needs and who we are, and as a result, homeownership [...]

Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House

By |2021-11-29T04:00:56-07:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and competitive mortgage rates are motivating homeowners to make a move that addresses their changing lifestyles. In fact, recent data from realtor.com shows a larger share of homeowners are [...]

How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

By |2021-11-24T04:00:50-07:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will continue rising through 2022: “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.9% in the third quarter of 2021. We forecast mortgage rates to increase slightly through the remainder of the year and reach 3.0%, rising to 3.5% [...]

Don’t Believe Everything You Read: The Truth Many Headlines Overlook

By |2021-11-23T04:00:05-07:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Distressed Properties, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate|

There are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming to an end and mortgage rates are beginning to rise. With all of this uncertainty, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that [...]

4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity

By |2021-11-22T04:00:27-07:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, homeowners gained an average of $51,500 in equity over the past year. If you’re looking for the best ways [...]

Your Journey to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-11-19T04:00:23-07:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights When it comes to buying a home, there are a number of key milestones along the way. The process includes everything from building your team and understanding your finances to going house hunting, making an offer, and more. When you’re ready to start your journey, let’s connect so you have trusted guidance at [...]

Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before.

By |2021-11-18T04:00:49-07:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April, May, and June) than in any other quarter of [...]

Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

By |2021-11-17T04:00:37-07:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Real Estate, Senior Market|

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom: “At least 1.7 million more older workers [...]

Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season

By |2021-11-16T04:00:24-07:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

Are you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure you’ll have the time to do so as the holidays draw near? If so, consider this: even as the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of buyers out there, and they really want your house. Here’s why selling this winter is a [...]

4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

By |2021-11-15T04:00:37-07:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle [...]