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Monthly Archives: June 2022

    If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 30, 2022

    It can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your home on your own. But today’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Read More

    Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 29, 2022

    A recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying journey. It found that 36% of those polled said saving for a down payment is one of their primary hurdles to buying a home. Read More

    A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 28, 2022

    There’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers faced during the pandemic were the limited number of homes for sale and the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. But those two things have reached a turning point. Read More

    Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 27, 2022

    You may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand that the data and expert opinions tell a different story. A recent survey from Pulsenomics asked over one hundred housing market experts and real estate economists if they believe the housing market is in a bubble. The results indicate most experts don’t think that’s the case (see graph below): Read More

    Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 23, 2022

    With inflation rising, you’re likely feeling it impact your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These climbing consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big purchases you have planned to ensure they’re still worthwhile. Read More

    Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 22, 2022

    Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it comes to making any big purchases. Here are a few things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for your home loan. Read More

    The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 21, 2022

    If you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. And today, based on recent home price appreciation, you’re building that equity far faster than you may expect – here’s how it works. Read More

    Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some Americans

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 20, 2022

    Today we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. When it comes to real estate specifically, equitable access to housing has come a long way, but the path to homeownership is still steeper for households of color. Read More

    Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 16, 2022

    Experts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what's happening with home prices. And some of those words sound a bit similar but mean very different things. To help clarify what's happening with home prices and where experts say they're going, here’s a look at a few terms you may hear: Read More

    A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House

    By Client Care Coordinator | June 15, 2022

    If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move. That means you’re likely balancing a number of factors, like your changing needs, where you’ll go when you sell, and today’s mortgage rates in order to time it just right. Read More