Keeping Current Matters Is Inventory Still Low? Why? One question that’s top of mind if you’re thinking about making a move today is: Why is it so hard to find a house to buy? And while it may be tempting to wait it out until you have more options, that’s probably not the best strategy. Here’s why. There aren’t enough homes available for sale, but that shortage isn’t just a […]
Buyer What Experts Project for Home Prices Over the Next 5 Years If you’re planning to buy a home, one thing to consider is what experts project home prices will do in the future and how that might affect your investment. While you may have seen negative news over the past year about home prices, they’re doing far better than expected and are rising across the country. And data shows, experts forecast […]
Buyer Mortgage Rates: Past, Present, and Possible Future If you’re hoping to buy a home this year, you’re probably paying close attention to mortgage rates. Since mortgage rates impact what you can afford when you take out a home loan – and affordability is a challenge today – it’s a good time to look at the big picture of where mortgage rates have been historically compared […]
Buyer Buyer Traffic Is Still Stronger than the Norm Are you putting off selling your house because you’re worried no one’s buying because of where mortgage rates are? If so, know this: the latest data shows plenty of buyers are still out there, and they’re purchasing homes today. Here’s the data to prove it. The ShowingTime Showing Index is a measure of buyers touring homes. The graph below uses the […]
Buyer Why You Need a True Expert in Today’s Housing Market The housing market continues to shift and change, and in a fast-moving landscape like we’re in right now, it’s more important than ever to have a trusted real estate agent on your side. Whether you’re buying your first home or selling once again, it’s mission critical to work with an expert who can guide you through […]
Buyer Why Median Home Sales Price Is Confusing Right Now The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is set to release its most recent Existing Home Sales (EHS) report tomorrow. This monthly release provides information on the volume of sales and price trends for homes that have previously been owned. In the upcoming release, it’ll likely say home prices are down. This may seem a bit confusing, especially if you’ve been following […]
Buyer Don’t Expect a Flood of Foreclosures The rising cost of just about everything from groceries to gas right now is leading to speculation that more people won’t be able to afford their mortgage payments. And that’s creating concern that a lot of foreclosures are on the horizon. While it’s true that foreclosure filings have gone up a bit compared to last year, experts […]
Buyer Equity Is a Game Changer for Homeowners Looking To Sell If you’re a homeowner, you might be torn on whether or not to sell your house right now. Maybe that’s because you don’t want to take on a higher mortgage rate on your next home. If that’s your biggest hurdle, understanding your equity may be exactly what you need to help you feel more comfortable making your move. What Equity […]
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Buyer About 11,000 Houses Will Sell Today Some homeowners have been waiting for months to put their house on the market because they don’t think people are buying homes right now. If that’s you, know that even though the housing market has slowed compared to the frenzy of a couple of years ago, it isn’t at a standstill. Contrary to what you may believe, buyers are still active […]
Buyer The Value of an Agent When Buying Your New Construction Home Buying a new construction home can be an exciting experience. From being the very first owner, to customizing your home’s features, there are a lot of benefits. But navigating the complexities of buying a home that’s under construction can also be a bit overwhelming. This is where a skilled real estate agent can make all the difference. […]
Buyer There’s Only Half the Inventory of a Normal Housing Market Today Wondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. Especially if you consider how few homes there are for sale today. You may have heard inventory is low right now, but you may not fully realize just how low or why that’s a perk when you go to sell your house. […]
Buyer Four Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years. Equity builds over time as home values grow and as you pay down your home loan. And, since home prices skyrocketed during the ‘unicorn’ years, you’ve likely gained more than you think. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average homeowner has more than $274,000 […]
Buyer Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2023
Buyer How Inflation Affects Mortgage Rates When you read about the housing market in the news, you might see something about a recent decision made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how does this decision affect you and your plans to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know. The Fed is trying hard to reduce inflation. And even though there’s been 12 […]
Buyer Why Buying a Home Makes More Sense Than Renting Today Why Buying a Home Makes More Sense Than Renting Today Monday May 1st, 2023 For Buyers, First Time Home Buyers, Buying Myths, Rent vs. Buy Wondering if you should continue renting or if you should buy a home this year? If so, consider this. Rental affordability is still a challenge and has been for years. That’s because, historically, rents trend up […]
Buyer Ways To Overcome Affordability Challenges in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC] Ways To Overcome Affordability Challenges in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC] Friday April 28th, 2023 For Buyers, Infographics, Pricing, First Time Home Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights With so few homes on the market right now, widening the scope of your search to include nearby areas could help you find more options in your budget. You can also work with a […]
Buyer The Power of Pre-Approval The Power of Pre-Approval Monday April 24th, 2023 For Buyers, First Time Home Buyers, Move-Up Buyers If you’re buying a home this spring, today’s housing market can feel like a challenge. With so few homes on the market right now, plus higher mortgage rates, it’s essential to have a firm grasp on your homebuying budget. You’ll also need a sense […]
Keeping Current Matters Why It’s Easy To Fall in Love with Homeownership No matter how the housing market changes, there are some things about owning a home that never change—like the personal benefits it can provide. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of attachment because of the comfort it gives and also because it’s a space that’s truly yours. Over the last few years, we’ve fully […]
Keeping Current Matters Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic – and it drove home prices up. If you tried to buy […]
Keeping Current Matters A Trusted Real Estate Advisor Provides Expert Advice If you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one soon, you’re probably looking for clear information about today’s housing market. And if you’ve turned to the news or even just read headlines recently, you might feel like you’re left with more questions than answers. The best way to make sure you get what you need is to […]