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Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You

By |2021-08-04T03:00:38-07:00August 4th, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence about whether to list your house now or later, the question you should really ask is: will this price appreciation last? Here’s what three leading [...]

Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

By |2021-07-29T03:00:32-07:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Conventional conforming mortgages (mortgages that conform to guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), accounted for 74% of mortgages obtained by homebuyers in May 2021, an increase from about 65% during 2018 through [...]

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

By |2021-07-27T03:00:10-07:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, New Construction, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house will get more attention, and [...]

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 [...]

Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?

By |2021-07-14T03:00:52-07:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we’ll see. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, recently said of our supply challenges: “It looks like inventory may have hit [...]