Housing Market Report: September 2021

The indicators for the National Housing market as of September reveal activity has improved overall. While it is still very much a seller’s market, there is movement as we see more homes come onto the market.  There also appears to be a decline in the number of buyer bidding wars. Chris [...]

2021-10-21T16:10:07+00:00October 20th, 2021|Housing Market|

Is Working from Home Changing Homebuyer Needs?

Working remotely has changed how Americans spend their time at home. The home office has taken on new meaning, and homeowners are no longer looking for a house with a room like the kitchen or den that can double as a home office. Spending extra time at home and the [...]

2021-10-14T17:18:05+00:00October 11th, 2021|Home Buying|

Improve Your Chances of a Favorable Appraisal When Selling Your Home

One reason for a delay in the closing of a home sale is a problem with the appraisal. Issues with the appraisal result in 18% of home sale delays and are the second most common reason to hold up a home sale (obtaining financing is number one). Appraisal problems can [...]

2021-10-14T17:18:55+00:00October 5th, 2021|Selling Your Home|

Homeowner Equity Surges Across U.S. Signalling A Healthy Housing Market

One of the nation's leading providers of nationwide property data, ATTOM, released its second-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report. The findings demonstrate the property market's health by detailing how almost 35% of mortgaged homes are considered "equity rich." According to ATTOM, a home is defined as equity-rich when [...]

2021-10-19T19:49:26+00:00September 30th, 2021|Housing Market|

Housing Market Report: August 2021 [Infographic]

Highlights: National housing market indicators show housing market activity improving overall. The pandemic has seen one of the tightest housing markets in a long time. Home prices in the U.S. have climbed at a record pace during the pandemic, with many homes selling above their asking price. Buyer demand still [...]

2021-10-11T16:43:55+00:00September 28th, 2021|Housing Market|

Refinance or Pay Extra Toward Your Mortgage: Which is Better?

U.S. mortgage rates are well below 3%. When rates are this low, refinancing becomes a desirable option for many homeowners. Lowering monthly payments and saving on long-term interest makes financial sense for many borrowers. However, there are several scenarios where paying extra toward your mortgage is preferable. For example, many [...]

2021-10-19T19:45:45+00:00September 25th, 2021|Home Mortgage|

Housing Market Report: August 2021

National housing market indicators as of August showed housing market activity improving overall. The pandemic has seen one of the tightest housing markets in a long time. Now, after hitting a 40-year low, the housing market is slowly seeing an increase in inventory. Home prices in the U.S. have climbed [...]

2021-10-11T16:41:09+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Housing Market|

Pale Interior Paint Colors Are More Likely To Increase A Home’s Sale Price

A recent Zillow study discovered that the right paint color in the right room could significantly impact a home's sale price. The research concluded that pale interior paint colors in the bathroom, like sky blue, will likely increase a home's sale price by $4,698, while homes with mint green kitchens [...]

2021-09-20T19:26:02+00:00September 15th, 2021|Selling Your Home|

The Differences Between a Listing Agent, Selling Agent, and Seller’s Agent

Understanding the difference between a listing agent, a selling agent, and a seller's agent can be confusing for homebuyers and home sellers. Each role provides a particular service during the home buying and selling process. Here is a breakdown of what these real estate terms mean, their differences, and their [...]

2021-09-14T23:49:45+00:00September 14th, 2021|Real Estate Agents|
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