Key Reasons To Use a Real Estate Agent When You Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2023-06-30T03:30:00-07:00June 30th, 2023|Categories: For Sellers, FSBO's, Infographics, Real Estate|

Some HighlightsAn agent is a really important part of selling your home because they bring a lot of skill and expertise to the sales process.They’ll explain what’s happening today, what that means for you, and how to price and market your house. They’re also skilled negotiators and well versed in the contracts and disclosures involved.Connect [...]

Where Will You Go If You Sell? Newly Built Homes Might Be the Answer.

By |2023-06-29T03:30:00-07:00June 29th, 2023|Categories: For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, New Construction, Real Estate|

Do you want to sell your house, but hesitate because you’re worried you won’t be able to find your next home in today’s market? You're not alone, but there’s some good news that may ease your worries. New home construction is up and is becoming an increasingly significant part of the housing inventory.That means when [...]

Lending Standards Are Not Like They Were Leading Up to the Crash

By |2023-06-28T03:30:00-07:00June 28th, 2023|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

You might be worried we’re heading for a housing crash, but there are many reasons why this housing market isn’t like the one we saw in 2008. One of which is how lending standards are different today. Here’s a look at the data to help prove it. Every month, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) releases the [...]

Why Homeownership Wins in the Long Run

By |2023-06-27T03:30:00-07:00June 27th, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Today’s higher mortgage rates, inflationary pressures, and concerns about a potential recession have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s true this year has unique challenges for homebuyers, it’s important to think about the long-term benefits of homeownership when making your decision.Consider this: if you know people who bought [...]

The True Cost of Selling Your House on Your Own

By |2023-06-26T03:30:00-07:00June 26th, 2023|Categories: For Sellers, FSBO's, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

Selling your house is no simple task. While some homeowners opt to sell their homes on their own, known as a FSBO (For Sale by Owner), they often encounter various challenges without the guidance of a real estate agent. If you’re currently considering selling your house on your own, here’s what you should know.The most [...]

Homeownership Helps Protect You from Inflation [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2023-06-23T03:30:00-07:00June 23rd, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Some HighlightsWondering if it makes sense to buy a home today even when inflation is high? When other costs go up due to inflation, buying a home helps you keep your monthly housing expense steady.Rents typically increase with inflation. Maybe that’s why, according to a recent survey, 65.1% of landlords say they plan to raise [...]

What Homebuyers Need To Know About Credit Scores

By |2023-06-22T03:30:00-07:00June 22nd, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you should know your credit score’s a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for a home loan. Lenders review your credit to assess your ability to make payments on time, to pay back debts, and more. It’s also a factor that helps determine your [...]

Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Homes Attract Buyers

By |2023-06-21T03:30:00-07:00June 21st, 2023|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

Are you planning to sell your house? If so, you may be surprised to hear just how much buyers value energy efficiency and eco-friendly features today. This is especially true as summer officially kicks off.In fact, the 2023 Realtors and Sustainability Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows 48% of agents or brokers [...]

Why the Median Home Price Is Meaningless in Today’s Market

By |2023-06-20T03:30:00-07:00June 20th, 2023|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate|

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will release its latest Existing Home Sales (EHS) report later this week. This monthly report provides information on the sales volume and price trend for previously owned homes. In the upcoming release, it’ll likely say home prices are down. This may feel a bit confusing, especially if you’ve been [...]

Saving for a Down Payment? Here’s What You Need To Know.

By |2023-06-19T03:30:00-07:00June 19th, 2023|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you're planning to buy your first home, then you're probably focused on saving for all the costs involved in such a big purchase. One of the expenses that may be at the top of your mind is your down payment. If you’re intimidated by how much you need to save for that, it may [...]