How an Agent Helps Market Your House

You’re ready to sell your house. But what do you need most from your real estate agent? Well, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) asked that very question to recent sellers and found one of the top things they were looking for is help marketing their house to potential buyers. Maybe that’s what you need the most help [...]

By |2024-05-30T15:33:49+00:00May 30th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How an Agent Helps Market Your House

Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

  Thinking about selling your house? If you are, you might be weighing factors like today’s mortgage rates and your own changing needs to figure out your next move. Here’s something else to consider. According to the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Fannie Mae, the percentage of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is on the rise (see graph below): Why [...]

By |2024-05-01T13:31:53+00:00May 1st, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

Recent headlines may leave you wondering what’s next for mortgage rates. Maybe you’d previously heard there were going to be cuts this year that would bring rates down. That refers to the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and what they do to their Fed Funds Rate. While cutting, or lowering, the Fed Funds Rate doesn’t directly determine mortgage rates, it does [...]

By |2024-04-03T15:52:52+00:00April 3rd, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step

If you’re thinking about retirement this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few things to think about as you decide whether or [...]

By |2024-01-04T18:21:01+00:00January 2nd, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step

Why Buying a Vacation Home Beats Renting One This Summer

For many of us, visiting the same vacation spot every year is a summer tradition that’s fun, relaxing, and restful. If that sounds like you, now’s the time to think about your plans and determine if buying a vacation home this year makes more sense than renting one again. According to Forbes: “. . . [...]

By |2023-05-30T15:04:59+00:00May 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Buying a Vacation Home Beats Renting One This Summer

Why Today’s Foreclosure Numbers Are Nothing Like 2008

You’ve likely seen headlines about the number of foreclosures climbing in today’s housing market. That may leave you with a few questions, especially if you’re thinking about buying a house. Understanding what they really mean is mission-critical if you want to know the truth about what’s happening today. According to a recent report from ATTOM, [...]

By |2023-04-27T19:01:05+00:00April 27th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Today’s Foreclosure Numbers Are Nothing Like 2008

How Changing Mortgage Rates Can Affect You

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate has been bouncing between 6% and 7% this year. If you’ve been on the fence about whether to buy a home or not, it’s helpful to know exactly how a 1%, or even a 0.5%, mortgage rate shift affects your purchasing power. The chart below helps show the general relationship [...]

By |2023-04-05T18:27:15+00:00April 3rd, 2023|Homeownership, Real Estate, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Changing Mortgage Rates Can Affect You

The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their plans to move on hold, not wanting to lose the low mortgage rate they have on their current house. And while today’s rates have started [...]

By |2023-02-10T18:47:06+00:00February 10th, 2023|Real Estate, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

3 Best Practices for Selling Your House This Year

A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your next home and a sense of attachment to your current one. A great way to ease some of those emotions and ensure you’re feeling confident [...]

By |2023-01-05T14:47:35+00:00January 5th, 2023|Homeownership, Real Estate, Residential, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Best Practices for Selling Your House This Year

What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?

One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? There are headlines about ongoing price appreciation, but at the same time, some sellers are reducing the price of their homes. That can feel confusing and makes it more difficult to get a clear picture. Part of the challenge is [...]

By |2022-09-02T14:59:39+00:00September 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?
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