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Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter

By |2019-12-13T11:00:52+00:00December 13th, 2019|

Some Highlights Winter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market. Waiting for warmer weather when more competition is on the market will only put your house up against many more choices for buyers. Get

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

By |2019-12-12T11:00:17+00:00December 12th, 2019|

Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer. Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index, which tracks the average number of appointments received on active U.S. house listings.

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

By |2019-12-03T18:35:30+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

By |2019-12-03T18:39:57+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase, and are in the market right

Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?

By |2019-11-20T22:13:39+00:00November 20th, 2019|

Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically found in a more normal market, as shown in the graph below: With inventory being one of the biggest housing market challenges today, finding a starter

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

By |2019-11-20T22:12:35+00:00November 19th, 2019|

Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Here are 3 tips he shares from a recent piece in Business Insider on the benefits of owning real estate: 1. Real estate diversifies your income “While it is

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-11-15T19:58:04+00:00November 15th, 2019|

  Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting and buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice is clear. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease, find

This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending Factor

By |2019-11-15T19:47:27+00:00November 14th, 2019|

Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low-down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing concern that we’re returning

Millennials: Here’s Why the Process is Well Worth It.

By |2019-11-06T17:37:15+00:00November 6th, 2019|

Millennials have waited longer than any other generation to become homeowners, but the wait for this cohort is just about over. According to National Mortgage News,  “Millennials, those young adults now aged 23 to 38, are now entering their peak household formation and homebuying years.” If you’re a Millennial, you’re already well aware that

Planning on Buying a Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.

By |2019-11-06T18:11:19+00:00November 5th, 2019|

When you’re ready to buy, you’ll need to determine if you prefer the charm of an existing home or the look and feel of a newer build. With limited existing home inventory available today, especially in the starter and middle-level markets, many buyers are considering a new home that’s recently been constructed, or they’re building