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The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter

By |2019-11-06T17:40:54+00:00November 4th, 2019|

Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when they’ll have the most competition. So, what’s the #1 reason to list your house in

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

By |2019-09-05T10:00:08+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Last week released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next. 57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008. 55% said they would cancel plans to

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-08-30T10:00:12+00:00August 30th, 2019|

Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential recession is on the horizon. However, housing will not be

5 Easy Steps to Avoid Overwhelm from Media Overload

By |2019-08-22T10:00:44+00:00August 22nd, 2019|

When someone is thinking about buying or selling a home, they want to be well-informed. They want to make the right decision for themselves and their family. They scour the internet for any information they can find about the housing market. Today, there is an abundance of information available. It is often conflicting news. It

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market

By |2019-08-21T10:00:14+00:00August 21st, 2019|

Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,  “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample reason…to reserve a special day in honor of the

Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis

By |2019-08-15T10:00:33+00:00August 15th, 2019|

It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only consider the fact that residential real estate prices have continued to appreciate. However, we must realize it’s not just the price of a home that matters, but the price relative to a

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

By |2019-08-14T10:00:51+00:00August 14th, 2019|

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

By |2019-08-13T10:00:26+00:00August 13th, 2019|

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV

Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

By |2019-08-08T10:00:25+00:00August 8th, 2019|

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership. The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing boom, reaching its peak of 69.2%

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

By |2019-08-07T10:00:43+00:00August 7th, 2019|

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive