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Monthly Archives: August 2019

    Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

    By Taylor Swanson | August 29, 2019

    According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new academic year. With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take on a whole different approach when it comes to finding the right size, location,... Read More

    What’s The Latest On Interest Rates?

    By Taylor Swanson | August 28, 2019

    Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their money in the current housing market.According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, “the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 3.60 percent, the lowest it has... Read More

    Experts Predict A Strong Housing Market For The Rest Of 2019

    By Taylor Swanson | August 27, 2019

    We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019. Here’s what some of the experts have to say: Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist for CoreLogic “We see the cooldown... Read More

    5 Easy Steps To Avoid Overwhelm From Media Overload

    By Taylor Swanson | August 24, 2019

    When someone is thinking about buying or selling a home, they want to be well-informed. They want to make the right decision for themselves and their family. They scour the internet for any information they can find about the housing market. Today, there is an abundance of information available. It is often conflicting news. It... Read More

    Seniors Are On The Move In The Real Estate Market

    By Taylor Swanson | August 23, 2019

    1.5KSHARES 1.3K 66 16 108 Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,  “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample reason…to reserve a special... Read More

    Housing Supply Not Keeping Up With Population Increase

    By Taylor Swanson | August 22, 2019

    Many buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand, but the supply available for purchase isn’t keeping up. The number of new housing permits issued prior to the great recession increased for 15 years until 2005 (from 1.12 million in... Read More

    A Great Way To Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

    By Taylor Swanson | August 20, 2019

    Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased... Read More

    Busting The Myth About A Housing Affordability Crisis

    By Taylor Swanson | August 17, 2019

    It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only consider the fact that residential real estate prices have continued to appreciate. However, we must realize it’s not just the price of a home that matters, but the price relative to a... Read More

    The Benefits Of Growing Equity In Your Home

    By Taylor Swanson | August 16, 2019

    Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for... Read More

    5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

    By Taylor Swanson | August 15, 2019

    Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV... Read More