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The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

By |2023-01-24T04:30:15-07:00January 24th, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares:“. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more [...]

Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

By |2023-01-17T04:30:15-07:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. Hopeful buyers experienced a hit to their purchasing power as a result, and some decided to press [...]

What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?

By |2023-01-02T04:00:47-07:00January 2nd, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. In the last year, high inflation had a big impact on the economy, the [...]

What To Expect From the Housing Market in 2023

By |2022-12-21T04:00:54-07:00December 21st, 2022|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate|

The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it’s put the market into a reset position. As the Federal Reserve (the Fed) made moves this year to try to lower inflation, mortgage rates more than doubled – something that’s never happened before [...]

Mortgage Rates Are Dropping. What Does That Mean for You?

By |2022-12-19T04:00:59-07:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Mortgage rates have been a hot topic in the housing market over the past 12 months. Compared to the beginning of 2022, rates have risen dramatically. Now they’re dropping, and that has to do with everything happening in the economy. Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), [...]

2023 Housing Market Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2022-12-16T04:00:55-07:00December 16th, 2022|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Interest Rates, Real Estate|

Some Highlights From home sales to prices, the 2023 housing market will be defined by mortgage rates. And where rates go depends on what happens with inflation. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, let’s connect so you understand where the housing market is headed in 2023. Sources: realtor.com Home Price [...]

What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional.

By |2022-12-06T04:00:23-07:00December 6th, 2022|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate|

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, you may have questions about what’s happening with home prices today as the market cools. In the simplest sense, nationally, experts don’t expect prices to come crashing down, but the level of home price moderation will depend on factors like supply and demand in [...]

Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time

By |2022-11-21T04:00:00-07:00November 21st, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled this year, severely limiting homebuying power [...]

What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

By |2022-11-09T04:00:16-07:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your [...]

Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today

By |2022-11-07T04:00:14-07:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Every time there’s a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines are focused on how much mortgage rates have climbed this year. And while it’s true rates have risen dramatically, it’s important to remember they aren’t the only factor in the affordability equation. Here [...]