Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

By |2022-01-31T04:00:59-07:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider. According to the latest report from ATTOM Data, owning a home is more affordable than renting in the majority of the country. The 2022 [...]

Why Your Home Inspection Matters [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2022-01-28T04:00:17-07:00January 28th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights Buying a home and wondering if your inspection is necessary? While some buyers may decide to waive their inspection, it’s risky decision. Your home inspection is a crucial step in the homebuying process. It assesses the condition of the home you plan to purchase, so you can avoid costly surprises down the road. [...]

Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

By |2022-01-27T04:00:53-07:00January 27th, 2022|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation right now. Here’s why. [...]

Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?

By |2022-01-26T04:00:39-07:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from realtor.com: “More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .” The study also found that many existing [...]

The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here

By |2022-01-25T04:00:48-07:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Gen Z, Real Estate|

Many members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move on from renting. As you [...]

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

By |2022-01-24T04:00:43-07:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why. Being intentional [...]

Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

By |2022-01-20T04:00:24-07:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are [...]

With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

By |2022-01-19T04:00:15-07:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. That’s the highest point it’s been in almost two years. If you’re thinking about buying a home, this news may have come as a bit of a shock. But the truth is, it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Experts have been [...]

Achieving the Dream of Homeownership

By |2022-01-17T04:00:08-07:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and it’s one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. But owning a home is also a deeply personal dream. Our home provides us with safety and security, and it’s a place where we can grow and flourish. Today, we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, [...]