Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer
Before Purchasing Your First Home

Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging to pinpoint the best time to start exploring homeownership.   A real estate boom during the pandemic pushed home prices to […]

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

  Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next.1 This climate has been unsettling for some homebuyers and sellers. However, with proper planning, you can work toward […]

Zahn Group Coffee Talk – Charlotte Real Estate Update

Watch the latest episode of Coffee Talk with The Zahn Group – this month, Molly and Lauren chat about what is happening in the Charlotte market, changing interest rates, what our buyers and sellers are seeing, and more. Then check out the local market conditions in our City of Charlotte report for the most recent […]

Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market

Some Highlights The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home. Housing inventory is increasing, which means more options for your search. Plus, the intensity of bidding wars may ease as buyer demand moderates, leading to fewer homes selling above asking price. If you’re ready to […]

Coffee Talk with The Zahn Group: June 2022

Welcome to the first episode of Coffee Talk with The Zahn Group. We discuss what is going on in the real estate market and what our clients can expect when buying or selling a property. This month we talk about: * Interest Rates* Housing Inventory* What buyers and sellers are encountering* What the prospect of […]

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at a 40-year high. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB): “Consumer prices accelerated again in May as shelter, energy and food prices continued to surge at the fastest pace in decades. This marked the third straight month for inflation above an 8% […]

More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before

Americans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. That’s according to an annual survey from Gallup. Not only is real estate viewed as the best investment for the ninth year in a row, but more Americans selected it than ever before. The graph below shows the results of the survey since Gallup began asking the […]

Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.

Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, the answer to this question matters for you. Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and how this impacts your homeownership goals. What’s Happening with Home Prices?  Home prices have seen 121 consecutive months of year-over-year increases. CoreLogic says: “Price appreciation […]

How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New Normal

If you’re thinking of buying a home today, you already know that the number of homes available for sale is low. But what does that really mean for you? As a buyer, low housing supply coupled with high buyer demand means you should be prepared to navigate a highly competitive market where homes sell fast and get multiple offers. Realtor.com has this to say: […]

5 Tips for Home Buyers

With today’s competitive home buying market it is important to be ready and put your best foot forward when you are making an offer on a property. Check out our top 5 tips for buyers when looking to purchase your next home.