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There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House
There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House
If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted, “Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year...
The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?
The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?
Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the...
Big Demand for Small Homes
Big Demand for Small Homes
Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Read on to learn why there is a big demand for small homes. Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo...
3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year
3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year
Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping...
Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]
Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most...
The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You
The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You
This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a result, taking a look...
Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market
Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market
When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue.   Here’s what three experts are saying we’ll likely see in 2020: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at...
Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”
Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”
Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well for the vast majority of sellers. Here are...
Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise
Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise
Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.” If you’re currently renting, 2020 may be a great time to think about making a jump into homeownership...
Working with a Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]
Working with a Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process. A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will mean to you and your family. If you’re considering buying...
Thank You for All Your Support
Thank You for All Your Support
I'd like to thank my family, friends and past clients for their firm, unwavering support with their referrals and recommendations this past year (and all the prior years as well). I could not have achieved all I did without you! 
When a House Becomes a Happy Home
When a House Becomes a Happy Home
We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership. No matter the size or shape of a living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s...
2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation
2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation
Questions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year: Additionally, ARCH Mortgage Insurance Company in their current Housing and Mortgage Market Review revealed their latest ARCH Risk Index, which estimates the probability of...
Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020! According to CoreLogic, home prices will appreciate at a rate of 5.4% over the course of the year. Experts predict that the number of homes sold...
5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner
5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner
Studies have shown that, in many cases, the largest asset a family owns is the house they live in. Over the last twelve months, that asset has gained substantial value. CoreLogic just released their 2019 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights Report. The report revealed that: “U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly...