5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Home Maintenance Tips that Help Increase Your Home's Value

5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value These 5 easy ways to increase your home’s value are tips that you can use whether you plan to put your home on the market for sale or not!  Keeping up with home maintenance and curb appeal is something every homeowner should pay attention to.   5 Tips […]

7 Tips to Help Your Home Sell Faster

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7 Tips to Help Your Home Sell Faster Home Staging Infographic According to a survey from the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, staged homes sell 3 to 30 times faster than homes that are not staged, and staging can help increase the sales price on average by up to 20%.* —-NAR Is it time […]

What Every Seller Should Know About Home Prices

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If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, recent headlines about home prices may be top of mind. And if those stories have you wondering what that means for your home’s value, here’s what you really need to know. What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? It’s possible you’ve seen news stories mentioning […]

Mortgage Rates Are Dropping. What Does That Mean for You?

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Mortgage rates have been a hot topic in the housing market over the past 12 months. Compared to the beginning of 2022, rates have risen dramatically. Now they’re dropping, and that has to do with everything happening in the economy. Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), explains it well […]

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

Top 10 Myths that trip up first time home buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment. With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish […]

Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time

This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled this year, severely limiting homebuying power for […]

Perspective Matters When Selling Your House Today

  Does the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some of the ways a trusted real estate professional can explain the shift that’s happening today and why it’s still a sellers’ market even during the cooldown. Fewer Homes for Sale than Pre-Pandemic […]

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

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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 […]

How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

  Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you need to do differently as a result. The answer is simple. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately and create a solid plan can help bring in the greatest […]

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 […]