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With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?

By |2021-08-03T03:00:53-07:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas across the country. The report found rents rose by 8.1% from the same time last year. As it notes: “Beyond simply recovering to pre-pandemic levels, rents across the country are surging. Typically, rents fluctuate less than [...]

Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

By |2021-08-02T03:00:28-07:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial information about today’s housing market that you need to make your best decision. Before you decide whether you’re ready to buy [...]

Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-07-30T03:00:43-07:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again. The longer the wait, the more you’ll pay, especially when mortgage rates and home prices rise. Even the slightest change in the mortgage rate can have a big impact on [...]

3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now

By |2021-07-26T03:00:10-07:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) just released its Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate report. Here are three hot topics from the list and how they impact today’s housing market. Technology Acceleration and [...]

Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-07-23T03:00:42-07:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Real Estate|

Some Highlights The language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. For example, current low mortgage rates and higher wages positively impact affordability for buyers, while home price appreciation continues to grow home equity, which sellers can use to [...]

Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

By |2021-07-22T03:00:49-07:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate|

As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Here’s a look at four key components that are shaping this unprecedented market. A Shortage [...]

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

By |2021-07-21T03:00:25-07:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs. Working from Home Isn’t a Passing [...]

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

By |2021-07-20T03:00:08-07:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, New Construction, Pricing, Real Estate|

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans. Back in 2006, nearly everyone could [...]

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

By |2021-07-19T03:00:57-07:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should consider if you want to take advantage [...]

Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-07-16T03:00:10-07:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights Buyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many experts agree – new sellers listing their homes is great news for buyers and the overall market. Although the supply increases are modest, more homes means more options for buyers. A rise in inventory [...]