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Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

By |2020-10-08T03:00:10-07:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Baby Boomers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Real Estate, Senior Market|

Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to wait until they retired to make a move to the beach, the golf course, or the senior living community they were looking to settle into for their later years in [...]

Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market

By |2020-10-01T03:00:13-07:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Down Payments, For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Luxury Market, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

A year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how valuable more square footage and carefully designed floorplans can be. Home offices, multi-purpose rooms, gyms, and theaters are becoming more popular, and some families are finding the space they need for [...]

The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price

By |2020-09-22T03:00:00-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there [...]

How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall

By |2020-09-17T03:00:08-07:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Real estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale. Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes, looking to capitalize on today’s historically low interest rates, but [...]

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

By |2020-09-08T03:00:41-07:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate|

The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with historic highlights continuing to break records and challenge what many thought possible in the housing market. Here’s a look at four key [...]

It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

By |2020-09-01T03:00:06-07:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts the purchase. It’s not just the price of the house that matters, but the overall cost in the long run. Today, that’s largely impacted by low mortgage rates. Low [...]

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

By |2020-08-24T03:00:24-07:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from [...]

Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2020-08-14T03:00:01-07:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights Sometimes it helps to see the dollars and cents you’ll save when you purchase a home while mortgage rates are low. Today’s low rates mean it’s less expensive to borrow money, so the savings over the life of your loan is significant. Let’s connect to determine the best way to position your family [...]

Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years

By |2020-08-13T03:00:32-07:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues. The way the housing market is positioned today, however, low mortgage rates are actually making homes more affordable, even as prices rise. Here’s why. According to the Mortgage Monitor Report [...]