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September 2021

Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House

2021-09-03T14:02:14+00:00

Some Highlights Pricing your house right takes market experience and expertise.To find the best list price, your agent balances current market demand, values of homes in your neighborhood, where prices are headed, and your home’s condition.If you’re ready to sell, don’t guess on the price. Let’s connect today so we price your house to attract multiple offers and maximize your return on investment.

Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House 2021-09-03T14:02:14+00:00

5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal

2021-09-02T12:51:30+00:00

There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from 2015-2019. But that’s not happening. The market is still extremely vibrant as demand is still strong even while housing supply is slowly returning. [...]

5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal 2021-09-02T12:51:30+00:00

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership

2021-09-01T14:03:44+00:00

As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent data from ApartmentList.com: “The first half of 2021 has seen the fastest growth in rent prices since the start of our estimates in 2017. Our national rent index has increased by 11.4 percent [...]

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership 2021-09-01T14:03:44+00:00

August 2021

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

2021-08-31T14:10:50+00:00

It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing market. Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that’s creating some challenges when it comes to home appraisals. In recent months, it’s become increasingly common for an appraisal to come in below the contract price on [...]

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap 2021-08-31T14:10:50+00:00

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

2021-08-30T13:05:59+00:00

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role owning a home plays [...]

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening 2021-08-30T13:05:59+00:00

Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell

2021-08-27T12:23:55+00:00

Some Highlights When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out.It’s important to focus on tasks that can make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal for prospective buyers.Let’s connect to make sure your house shows well and catches a buyer’s eye.

Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell 2021-08-27T12:23:55+00:00

If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.

2021-08-26T14:01:04+00:00

There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing primarily on the financial aspects of homeownership – specifically affordability. Many articles are making the claim that it’s not affordable to buy a home in today’s market, but that isn’t the case. Today’s buyers are spending approximately 20% of their income on [...]

If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This. 2021-08-26T14:01:04+00:00

Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your House

2021-08-25T14:02:31+00:00

If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) reveals the number of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is higher now than it was over the past few summers (see graph below). Today, the majority of consumers, [...]

Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your House 2021-08-25T14:02:31+00:00

What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends

2021-08-24T14:28:07+00:00

As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something you may want to consider. According to research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), vacation home sales are up 57.2% year-over-year for January-April 2021. If you’ve taken your last vacation this summer, here are [...]

What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends 2021-08-24T14:28:07+00:00