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Don’t Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2022-05-20T03:00:25-07:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Real Estate|

Some Highlights If recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy, here’s what experts have to say. Housing is an asset that typically grows in value. Plus, your mortgage helps stabilize your monthly housing costs, and buying protects you from rising rents. Experts say owning a [...]

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

By |2022-05-17T03:00:46-07:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Since mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points this year, it’s natural to think about how this will impact your homeownership plans. Today, buyers are reacting in one of two ways: they’re [...]

Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

By |2022-05-11T03:00:46-07:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home that meets their needs. That’s largely because the inventory of homes for sale is so low today. If you’re looking to buy a home, you may have noticed [...]

Three Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

By |2022-05-05T03:00:57-07:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

Buying your first home is a major decision and an exciting milestone. Even though it can feel daunting at times, it has the power to change your life for the better. If you’re looking to purchase your first home, you may be wondering what’s happening in the housing market today, how much you need to [...]

Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a Home

By |2022-05-03T03:00:34-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

With a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers looking to make a purchase before mortgage rates rise further, bidding wars are common. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), nationwide, homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale. Here’s a look at how [...]

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

By |2022-04-26T03:00:24-07:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate|

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big purchases you have planned to [...]

Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

By |2022-04-25T03:00:54-07:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. In previous years, it was common for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still get the home. The buyer and seller would [...]

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

By |2022-04-20T03:00:55-07:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important. Even though you may be tempted to put your plans on hold in hopes that [...]