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Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home Search

By |2022-09-28T03:00:38-07:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

The historically low inventory over the past few years led to challenges for many buyers trying to find a home that met their needs and their budget. If you’re in the same boat, you should know the recent shift in the housing market may have opened up doors for you to restart your search. The [...]

How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage Rates

By |2022-09-27T03:00:24-07:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Real Estate|

If you’re following today’s housing market, you know two of the top issues consumers face are inflation and mortgage rates. Let’s take a look at each one. Inflation and the Housing Market This year, inflation reached a high not seen in forty years. For the average consumer, you probably felt the pinch at the gas pump [...]

The True Strength of Homeowners Today

By |2022-09-26T03:00:08-07:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

The real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and the difference is being felt. The question now is, just how financially strong are homeowners throughout the country? Mortgage debt grew beyond 10 trillion dollars over the past year, [...]

What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year

By |2022-09-22T03:00:28-07:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate|

Experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace. Over the past couple of years, home prices have risen at an unsustainable rate, leaving many to wonder how long it would last. If you’re asking yourself: what’s ahead [...]

Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.

By |2022-09-20T03:00:25-07:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

While watching the stock market recently may have started to feel pretty challenging, checking the value of your home should come as welcome relief in this volatile time. If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a big boost over the past few years thanks to rising home prices. And that increase in your wealth [...]

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

By |2022-09-19T03:00:53-07:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and Now During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit [...]

Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

By |2022-09-15T03:00:24-07:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re thinking about buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over asking price to get your offer considered may be coming to a [...]

Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

By |2022-09-14T03:00:44-07:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow down an overheated real estate market. Over the past two years, home prices have appreciated at an unsustainable pace causing many to ask: are things just slowing down, or is a [...]

Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing Market

By |2022-09-13T03:00:12-07:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

It’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more costly to purchase a home. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Compared to one year ago, the monthly mortgage payment rose to $1,944 from $1,265, an increase of 53.7%.” If you’re [...]

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

By |2022-09-07T03:00:39-07:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Real Estate|

If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. It’s true they’ve risen dramatically, but where will they go from here, especially as the market continues to slow? As you think about your homeownership goals and decide if now’s the time to [...]