Housing Outlook for 2023: Stability on the Horizon

2022 was a tumultuous year for real estate. The Federal Reserve (the Fed), acting to curb and reverse inflation, increased interest rates which caused mortgage rates to rise. Rates more than doubled in the calendar year—something that has never happened before. This historic event was a shock to the market and the result was a […]

Real Estate Trend Alert: What Buyers Want This Year

By all accounts, 2023 is shaping up to be a year that is all about moving forward with an eye on what’s important. There’s been a growing emphasis on caring for ourselves, each other, and the planet. Not surprisingly, this is reflected in real estate trends. If you’re planning to sell a home in 2023—and […]

Selling Your House in a Changing Market

Every new year brings change and this year is setting up to deliver some significant changes in real estate. If you’re planning to sell your home this year, this is a must read. As we move into 2023, the real estate market is no longer red-hot; proper staging is essential if you want to stand […]

Do You Have a House or a Home?

“House” and “home” share the same main definition, but there is a world of difference between the two terms to you as an owner. When selling your primary residence, an inherited property, a rental, or any other type of real estate, it may feel like just a house. When looking for a new place to […]

The Costs of Selling a Home in This Market

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you are probably seeing the mounting costs to do so. Thanks to inflation and supply issues, prices for just about everything—including building materials and appliances—are higher than last year. When the market was red-hot, some people were able to sell without doing any renovations, even if they had […]

Tips for Staging Your House This Winter

If your year-end goals include selling your house, we applaud you! Winter is actually a great time to sell your house, as there’s less competition; many potential sellers get busy with the holidays and wait to sell their house until early spring. Due to the cooling market, though, don’t underestimate the need to really make […]

Get Pre-Approved or Pay With Cash

If you own a home, you are probably very familiar with mortgages. If you’ve not purchased a home recently, you may not be aware of how many cash buyers have flooded the market over the last few years. In the red-hot market of 2021 and 2022, buyers were pushing up come prices by putting in […]

Use a Distressed Home to Reach Your Retirement Goals

Retirement is expensive, and not everyone of retirement age feels financially prepared. If you’re a homeowner, though, we have good news. The equity in your home can help you reach your retirement goals. This is not financial advice, but this is something anyone with equity should at least know about. Let’s take a look at […]

Key Factors Impacting Home Affordability Today

With interest rates and inflation on the rise, there have been a lot of questions about affordability at the gas pump, at the grocery store, and even with housing prices. Every time there is a news segment about the housing market, it mentions the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines are focused on […]

Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

We all have different holiday traditions; some people prefer getting together with just a couple close family members, while others prefer gathering the whole extended family together. If you’re hosting family or friends for the holidays this year, here are some questions to ask yourself to see if your home is ready. Question 1: Is […]