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How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

By |2021-11-24T04:00:50-07:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will continue rising through 2022: “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.9% in the third quarter of 2021. We forecast mortgage rates to increase slightly through the remainder of the year and reach 3.0%, rising to 3.5% [...]

Don’t Believe Everything You Read: The Truth Many Headlines Overlook

By |2021-11-23T04:00:05-07:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Distressed Properties, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate|

There are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming to an end and mortgage rates are beginning to rise. With all of this uncertainty, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that [...]

Your Journey to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-11-19T04:00:23-07:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights When it comes to buying a home, there are a number of key milestones along the way. The process includes everything from building your team and understanding your finances to going house hunting, making an offer, and more. When you’re ready to start your journey, let’s connect so you have trusted guidance at [...]

Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before.

By |2021-11-18T04:00:49-07:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April, May, and June) than in any other quarter of [...]

Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

By |2021-11-17T04:00:37-07:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Real Estate, Senior Market|

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom: “At least 1.7 million more older workers [...]

4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

By |2021-11-15T04:00:37-07:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle [...]

VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams

By |2021-11-11T04:00:27-07:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, For Buyers, Real Estate, Time-sensitive|

The purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving our nation. As the Veterans Administration says of the program: “The objective of the VA Home Loan Guaranty program is to help eligible Veterans, active-duty personnel, surviving spouses, and members of [...]

What’s Happening with Home Prices?

By |2021-11-10T04:00:19-07:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate|

Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these questions. How much have home values appreciated over the last 12 months? According [...]

Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates

By |2021-11-08T04:00:45-07:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

With the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics dominating the discussion in the housing market today. And since experts project rates will rise further in the coming months, that conversation isn’t going away any time soon. But as a homebuyer, what do rates [...]

Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Rise in 2022

By |2021-11-03T03:00:29-07:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Mortgage rates are one of several factors that impact how much you can afford if you’re buying a home. When rates are low, they help you get more house for your money. Within the last year, mortgage rates have hit the lowest point ever recorded, and they’ve hovered in the historic-low territory. But even over [...]