Archive for February, 2020

Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The average 30-year rate in 2019, according to Freddie Mac, was 3.94%. Today that rate is closer to 3.5%. The Census Bureau also just reported the highest homeownership rate since 2014 for people under 35. This is evidence […]

Interest Rates Over Time

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Last fall, some predicted that the 2020 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last three months, leading into this spring buyers’ market […]

Falling In Love With Homeownership

Monday, February 17th, 2020

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy. With early 2020 housing data now rolling in, it’s quite evident […]

Where Did People Move To Last Year?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

The 2019 Housing Market Report

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

The housing market grew from the economy across most of the US. With the stock market reaching a new high, it improved the assets of many Americans. With a strong economy and low mortgage rates, buyer activity was extremely strong. Sales Pending sales increased 1.4%, finishing 2019 at 59,998. Closed sales were up 0.8% to […]

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means, “…that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community etcetera.” There is no doubt about it – there’s […]

How Much Does It Cost To Sell Your Home?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

How Much Does It Cost To Sell Your Home? Sellers might not know that it costs to sell your home. The seller costs vary but, we can break them down into three categories: prepping your house for sale, hiring a realtor, and closing costs. Prepping Your Home For Sale: Giving your home a mini-makeover is […]

Homeowners Throw The Best Parties!

Monday, February 3rd, 2020