Archive for January, 2022

Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

Monday, January 31st, 2022

If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider. According to the latest report from ATTOM Data, owning a home is more affordable than renting in the majority of the country. The 2022 Rental Affordability Report says: “. . . Owning a median-priced home […]

Should you buy before you sell?

Friday, January 28th, 2022

A question that we hear a lot is if it’s possible to buy a new home before we we sell out existing house. CLICK to see our current and coming soon listings

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

Monday, January 24th, 2022

You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why. Being intentional and competitive are […]

We would like to move but … 5 strategies to navigate a tight market

Friday, January 21st, 2022

One of the biggest questions that we hear with families that would like to move is But where do we go? Watch and listen to the 5 strategies that will help you and your family in a tight market. CLICK HERE to see our current and coming soon listings

Navigating a hot real estate market

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

What is a hot real estate market? A hot real estate market means low inventory combined with many buyers looking for the perfect place. According to a September 2021 Consumer Reports survey (PDF) of 2,341 adult Americans, of those looking for a home, only 30 percent successfully closed on one. In the last couple of […]

Achieving the Dream of Homeownership

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and it’s one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. But owning a home is also a deeply personal dream. Our home provides us with safety and security, and it’s a place where we can grow and flourish. Today, we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

Should you wait for the spring real estate market?

Friday, January 14th, 2022

When is the best timing for low competition and strong demand in the real estate market? Check out our Current and Coming Soon listings! Click to Refer the Smith Team!

Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. However, this year’s expected to be much different than the norm. Here are five reasons to list your house now rather […]

4 Reasons to be optimistic about the 2022 real estate market

Friday, January 7th, 2022

If the crazy 2021 real estate market scared you a little to stay put. Check out why 2022 is a great time to make a move!

How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common […]



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