The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year.Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, … Continue reading Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023
Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market
As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling.Now, however, rates are beginning to come down—and buyers are starting to reenter the market. In fact, the … Continue reading Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market
Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options.
There are plenty of good reasons you might be ready to move. No matter your motivations, before you list your current house, you need to consider where you’ll go next.In today’s market, it makes sense to explore all your options. That includes both homes that have been lived in before as well as newly built … Continue reading Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options.
Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term. Homeownership wins over time. Let’s connect so you can … Continue reading Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]
Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring
Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to … Continue reading Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring
Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines
If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines
The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability
If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares:“. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more … Continue reading The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability
Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.
Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains:“. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might … Continue reading Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.
What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights If you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision—but perspective matters. While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some markets, home values are still up almost 10% nationally on a year-over-year basis. A nearly 10% gain is still dramatic compared … Continue reading What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know
One of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and what it does for you. Business Insider explains:“In a preapproval [sic], the lender tells you which types of loans you may be eligible to take out, how … Continue reading Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know