Archive for November, 2021

How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will continue rising through 2022: “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.9% in the third quarter of 2021. We forecast mortgage rates to increase slightly through the remainder of the year and reach 3.0%, rising to 3.5% for full year 2022.” If […]

Home Sweet Home – with Gratitude

Friday, November 26th, 2021

We love helping families with all their real estate needs and we are so thankful to be able to be part of those memories.

4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, homeowners gained an average of $51,500 in equity over the past year. If you’re looking for the best ways to use your growing equity, here […]

$35,000 Reasons To Stop Wasting Money On Rent

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Why is NOW the time to buy instead of waiting?

What’s Happening with Home Prices?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these questions. How much have home values appreciated over the last 12 months? According to the […]

What you need to know about various inspections

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Do you know what the different types of  home inspections that are available to you? What inspections should you check out when buying? Watch the video below where Scott talks about the different kind of inspections that are available to you and why you would need them.

Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates

Monday, November 8th, 2021

With the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics dominating the discussion in the housing market today. And since experts project rates will rise further in the coming months, that conversation isn’t going away any time soon. But as a homebuyer, what do rates above 3% really mean? Today’s Average Mortgage Rate […]

How to lose millions in real estate by guessing

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Do you know who your number one advocate is when buying or selling? Check out Scott’s new video in today’s email update about why real estate agents are so important to you.

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and Inspections

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supply are driving intense competition and leading some buyers to consider waiving those contingencies to stand out in the crowded market. But is that the best move? Buying a home is […]

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year

Monday, November 1st, 2021

Rents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from shows rents are rising at a rate much higher than the three years leading up to the pandemic: “Since January of this year, the national median rent has increased by a staggering 16.4 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January to September averaged just 3.4 […]