Archive for September, 2021

If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?

Monday, September 27th, 2021

In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to determine how much less than the asking price they can offer and still get the home. From there, the buyer and seller typically negotiate […]

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to ask yourself […]

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

Monday, September 20th, 2021

If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 […]

Beginning your custom home journey

Friday, September 17th, 2021

The decision to build may come from a feature on the internet, a magazine or someone else’s home. When you choose new construction, you can build a home that works for you and your family. A realtor can support you through many aspects of building a new home, including: Financing Future resale value Timing your […]

For Week Ending September 4, 2021

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Mortgage rates remained below 3% for the eighth week in a row, with Freddie Mac reporting the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.87% for the week ending September 2nd. Despite persistent low rates, total mortgage applications fell 1.9% compared to the previous week, according to the Mortgage Banker’s Association, with both purchase and refinance applications moderating, […]

What is Curb Appeal?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

The interior of your house is not the only area to consider if you want to boost your resale value. Curb appeal is your house’s first impression to potential buyers. Check out these cost-effective ideas to help you get the most from your investment. To find out more about curb appeal check out this link.

Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices, home prices are skyrocketing this year. Here are the latest percentages showing the year-over-year increase in home price appreciation: The House Price […]

For Week Ending August 28, 2021

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Pending sales were down for a second straight month, falling 1.8% in July, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, as stiff competition for homes and high sales prices have discouraged some would-be buyers. Home prices have been soaring during the pandemic, with the S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller national home price index reporting that prices rose […]

Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

  If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ market we’re in today won’t last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than later. 1. Your House […]