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Monthly Archives: May 2020

    Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season

    By Taylor Swanson | May 29, 2020

    With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their plans on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what we once called the busy spring real estate season is shifting into the summer. In 2020, summer is the new spring for real estate.... Read More

    Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of Guide

    By Taylor Swanson | May 26, 2020

    In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to... Read More

    6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a Mistake

    By Taylor Swanson | May 25, 2020

    There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner or FSBO, please consider... Read More

    Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

    By Taylor Swanson | May 24, 2020

    All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be that driving force, the tailwind that is necessary. Some may... Read More

    #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

    By Taylor Swanson | May 18, 2020

    While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you pay rent, that money is lost forever. When you make a mortgage payment, much of that money accumulates as equity in the... Read More

    Will the Housing Market Turn Around This Year?

    By Taylor Swanson | May 16, 2020

    Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home in 2020. Some have shifted their plans or put them on hold over the past couple of months, and understandably so. Everyone seems to be wondering if the market is going to change and when the economy will turn around. If you’re trying... Read More

    A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise

    By Taylor Swanson | May 16, 2020

    While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits today are beginning to rethink their current neighborhoods. Being in close proximity to everything from the grocery store to local entertainment is definitely a perk, especially if you can also walk to... Read More

    Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified

    By Taylor Swanson | May 14, 2020

    Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary by COVID-19 caused the unemployment rate to jump to 14.7%. Many anticipate that next month the percentage could be even higher. These numbers represent the extreme hardship so many families are experiencing right now. That pain should... Read More

    Unemployment: Hope on the Horizon

    By Taylor Swanson | May 9, 2020

    Tomorrow, the unemployment rate for April 2020 will be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It will hit a peak this country has never seen before, with data representing real families and lives affected by this economic slowdown. The numbers will alarm us. There will be headlines and doomsday scenarios in the media. There is... Read More

    Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market

    By Taylor Swanson | May 9, 2020

    Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news, however, shows that more than 4 million initial unemployment filers have likely already found a new job, especially as industries such as health care, food and grocery stores, retail, delivery, and more increase... Read More