In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are […]Read More Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?
Today’s homebuyers are not just talking about their plans, they’re actively engaged in the buying process – and they’re serious about it. A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) indicates: “…. Of American adults considering a future home purchase in the second quarter of 2020, about half (49%) are not simply planning it, they are actively engaged […]Read More Today’s Buyers Are Serious about Purchasing a Home
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If you’re looking to buy a house, you’re probably eager and excited. That’s fine, but just keep in mind that in this heightened emotional state, it’s easy to get swept up in the moment and behave, well, not perfectly. This can lead to trouble since, just like anything else, buying a home comes with its own […]Read More 5 Unwritten Rules Home Buyers Might Not Even Realize are a Big Deal
You’d be surprised at what your home insurance policy doesn’t cover. Here’s what is and isn’t covered by your insurance. What does your homeowners insurance cover? The short answer is: “A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things: Fire […]Read More What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?
Real estate pros often anxiously await for the spring selling season, a time known for an uptick in home sales. But will spring be as hot for the housing market this year as it has been in the past? Since the end of last year, home sales have slowed (a decline of 10 percent in […]Read More How Will the Housing Market Fare This Spring?
For many home sellers, there’s no better time to list than the spring, and for good reason: This is peak home-buying season, folks! Buyers turn out in droves once warmer weather finally arrives, bringing people out of hibernation mode, and bidding wars abound as buyers look for ways to one-up their competition. The bad news? […]Read More 6 Things You’ll Love (and Hate) About Selling a Home This Spring
Weighing sellers’ expectations against market realities can be a delicate dance Key Takeaways Sellers tend to overprice and spend a tremendous amount of effort trying to defend their price, even if the market doesn’t support it. Pricing a home correctly is a partnership between sellers and their agent, not a battle of wills. When […]Read More 7 bogus pricing myths sellers shouldn’t fall for
If all those excited home buyer declarations like “This place is just perfect for us” and “I have to have it!” were binding, selling houses would be a breeze. But, as with everything in life, it’s not what people say, it’s what they do that really matters. Still, it’s hard for home sellers to […]Read More 8 Signs A Home Buyer Isn’t Serious
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