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Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total buyers that added new construction to their list, only 11% ultimately purchased a newly constructed home! They added that 71% of these buyers are repeat buyers who are financially secure, with 45% using [...]

By |2019-01-22T05:00:52+00:00January 22nd, 2019|For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, New Construction|Comments Off on Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more information, comes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and the dozens more on HGTV have given many a false sense of what it’s like to buy and sell a home. Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side [...]

By |2019-01-21T05:00:27+00:00January 21st, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months. If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!

By |2019-01-18T05:00:47+00:00January 18th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Millennials, Pricing|Comments Off on What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!

If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. In today’s shifting real estate market, where more inventory is coming to market and home values are projected to appreciate at lower rates, homeowners will not be able to price their homes as aggressively as they were able to [...]

By |2019-01-16T05:00:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!

The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!

You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is that there is still a severe shortage of listing inventory in many regions of the country. In a recent interview discussing the housing market, First American’s Chief Economist Mark Fleming put it simply: “The biggest challenge is really the availability [...]

By |2019-01-10T05:00:59+00:00January 10th, 2019|For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!

Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their homes a little OVER market value will leave them with room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens [...]

By |2019-01-07T05:00:38+00:00January 7th, 2019|For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Upgrading your landscaping or curb appeal helps get buyers in the door. These upgrades rank as the 2nd and 4th best renovations for returns on investment.

By |2019-01-04T05:00:42+00:00January 4th, 2019|For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for most sellers. Here are the top five reasons: 1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers According to NAR’s 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 95% of buyers searched online for a home last year. That is in comparison to only [...]

By |2018-12-31T05:00:13+00:00December 31st, 2018|For Sellers, FSBOs, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes! Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% over the course of 2019 according to CoreLogic. All four major reporting agencies believe that home sales will outpace 2018!

By |2018-12-28T05:00:42+00:00December 28th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC]

24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market

This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several months in a row. To many, the outlook heading into 2019 appeared dim… at best. Then, in a 24-hour window last week, things seemed to change. On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) revealed in their Existing Homes Sales Report that home sales had INCREASED for the second [...]

By |2018-12-27T05:00:11+00:00December 27th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates|Comments Off on 24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market