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Monthly Archives: October 2018

    Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner

    By Taylor Swanson | October 29, 2018

    With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that... Read More

    Housing Is Still Affordable In The United States!

    By Taylor Swanson | October 26, 2018

    Lately, there have been many headlines circulating about whether or not there is an “affordability issue forming in the housing market.” If you are considering selling your current house and moving up to the home of your dreams, but are unsure whether or not to believe what you’re seeing in the news, let’s look at... Read More

    Still Think You Need 15-20% Down To Buy A Home? Think Again!

    By Taylor Swanson | October 25, 2018

    According to a new study from Urban Institute, there are over 19 million millennials in 31 cities who are not only ready and willing to become homeowners, but are able to as well! Now that the largest generation since baby boomers has aged into prime homebuying age, there will no doubt be an uptick in... Read More

    Will Home Prices Continue To Increase?

    By Taylor Swanson | October 22, 2018

    There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are falling (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation), there... Read More

    4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time To Buy A Home!

    By Taylor Swanson | October 19, 2018

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights report reveals that home prices have appreciated by 6.2% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.1% over the next year.... Read More

    5 Tips For Starting Your Home Search

    By Don Parsons | October 18, 2018

    In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can... Read More

    The True Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home

    By Don Parsons | October 17, 2018

    Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the entirety of America’s existence. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the... Read More

    Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step In Buying A Home

    By Don Parsons | October 16, 2018

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbersthe number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage... Read More

    How Does The Supply Of Homes For Sale Impact Buyer Demand?

    By Don Parsons | October 10, 2018

    The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market’s demand for it. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between seller traffic (supply)... Read More

    Are We About To Enter A Buyers’ Market?

    By Don Parsons | October 9, 2018

    Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’ market after sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years. Is this really happening? The market has definitely softened.... Read More