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September 2021

Add Fall Curb Appeal

2021-09-28T12:27:22+00:00

Decorating for fall is so fun! Here are some great tips!Contact Paula Swenson515-971-0650Paula@dsmprecision.comPassion for Your Dream. Home. Lifestyle

Add Fall Curb Appeal 2021-09-28T12:27:22+00:00

Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

2021-09-28T12:23:29+00:00

Are you looking to buy a home? If so, we’ve got good news for you. While there’s no denying the housing market is having a great year, many of the headlines are focused on the perks for sellers. But what about buyers today? As a buyer, you’re likely braving bidding wars and weighing low mortgage rates versus price appreciation as you search for [...]

Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers 2021-09-28T12:23:29+00:00

If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?

2021-09-27T13:13:22+00:00

In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to determine how much less than the asking price they can offer and still get the home. From there, the buyer and seller typically negotiate [...]

If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough? 2021-09-27T13:13:22+00:00

It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

2021-09-24T14:04:08+00:00

It’s Still a Sellers’ Mark Some Highlights Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen.Sellers can benefit from more offers to pick from, higher home values, and a faster sales process. That might be why 73% of people believe it’s a good time to sell.Sellers, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Let’s connect so you [...]

It’s Still a Sellers’ Market 2021-09-24T14:04:08+00:00

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

2021-09-23T12:45:17+00:00

If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to ask yourself [...]

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You 2021-09-23T12:45:17+00:00

Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

2021-09-22T16:08:54+00:00

There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a home. For over half of those surveyed, the ability to afford a down payment is the biggest hurdle. That [...]

Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home? 2021-09-22T16:08:54+00:00

Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

2021-09-21T14:03:44+00:00

A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage of the situation and purchased a bigger home. Other people thought working from home would be temporary, so they chose [...]

Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need? 2021-09-21T14:03:44+00:00

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

2021-09-20T15:09:46+00:00

If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 [...]

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home? 2021-09-20T15:09:46+00:00

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

2021-09-17T14:14:34+00:00

Some Highlights Whether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around.Buyers can take advantage of today’s mortgage rates to escape rising rents and keep monthly payments affordable. Sellers can reap the benefits of multiple offers and a fast sale.If this sounds like good news to you, let’s connect today so you can capitalize on the unique opportunity you have in today’s [...]

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? 2021-09-17T14:14:34+00:00

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

2021-09-16T14:06:08+00:00

An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two years. It’s the reason many would-be purchasers are frustrated with the bidding wars over the homes that [...]

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing? 2021-09-16T14:06:08+00:00