Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

By |2021-12-30T04:00:48-07:00December 30th, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, FSBO's, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need. The 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National [...]

Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

By |2021-12-29T04:00:13-07:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate|

As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we can expect in [...]

5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

By |2021-12-28T04:00:39-07:00December 28th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you’re ready to make an offer on a home, remember these five easy tips to help you rise above the competition. 1. Know Your Budget Knowing your budget and what you can afford [...]

When a House Becomes a Home

By |2021-12-23T04:00:04-07:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

It’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly important. No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a familiar scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes can [...]

The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

By |2021-12-22T04:00:30-07:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the purchase price, or could you put down less? While there are lower down payment programs available that allow qualified buyers to put down as little as 3.5%, it’s important to understand [...]

The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

By |2021-12-21T04:00:48-07:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate|

When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. Here’s a look at what equity is [...]

Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter

By |2021-12-20T04:00:45-07:00December 20th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

To succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, says there are two factors every buyer should keep their eyes on: “Going forward, the conditions buyers face are primarily dependent on two things: mortgage [...]