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With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?

By |2021-08-03T03:00:53-07:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas across the country. The report found rents rose by 8.1% from the same time last year. As it notes: “Beyond simply recovering to pre-pandemic levels, rents across the country are surging. Typically, rents fluctuate less than [...]

Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

By |2021-08-02T03:00:28-07:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial information about today’s housing market that you need to make your best decision. Before you decide whether you’re ready to buy [...]

Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-07-30T03:00:43-07:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again. The longer the wait, the more you’ll pay, especially when mortgage rates and home prices rise. Even the slightest change in the mortgage rate can have a big impact on [...]

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

By |2021-07-28T03:00:29-07:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Distressed Properties, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate, Short Sales|

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen. 1. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the last housing crash, about 9.3 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

By |2021-07-15T03:00:30-07:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what many are sensing: an increasing number of Americans believe it’s a “bad time to buy” a home. The percentage of those surveyed saying it’s a “bad [...]

Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market

By |2021-07-13T03:00:08-07:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate|

In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the economy rebounds and life is returning to normal, the real estate market is expected to have an unusually strong summer season. Here’s how [...]

Your Home Equity Can Take You Places [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-07-09T03:00:31-07:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Some Highlights The amount of wealth Americans have stored in their homes has increased astronomically. On average, homeowners gained $33,400 in equity over the last 12 months, and the average equity on mortgaged homes is now $216,000. When it’s time to sell, your home equity can help accomplish your goals. Let’s connect to discuss how [...]

Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.

By |2021-07-08T03:00:46-07:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: For Sellers, Pricing, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): Homes typically sell within 17 days (compared to 26 days one year ago). [...]