If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it’s still a sellers’ market, the peak frenzy the market saw over the past two years has cooled some. If you’re asking yourself if you’ve missed your chance to sell your house and make a […]Read More What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market
Americans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. That’s according to an annual survey from Gallup. Not only is real estate viewed as the best investment for the ninth year in a row, but more Americans selected it than ever before. The graph below shows the results of the survey since Gallup began asking the […]Read More More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before
There’s a lot of noise out there right now about the health of the U.S. real estate market. While 2021 saw one of the busiest housing markets, predictions for what comes next seem to be almost exclusively negative in the press. Mortgage rates are rising, housing prices are still climbing, and a lack of new […]Read More 3 Important Real Estate Metrics to Watch
Bottom Line: If you’re a homeowner, your net worth has gotten a big boost. That’s because recent home price appreciation has increased your equity. Your equity grows as you pay down your loan and as your home increases in value. Over the past year, the average homeowner’s equity grew by $55,300. Ready to sell? Let’s connect to talk about how you can use that […]Read More Do you Know hOw Much Equity You Have in Your Home?
If you’re planning to sell this year, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your house ready to appeal to the most buyers. It’s crucial to work with a trusted real estate professional who knows your local market to get your home ready to sell. But there are a few things […]Read More What Every Seller Needs To Know About Renovating This Year
Every Thursday, Freddie Mac releases the results of their Primary Mortgage Market Survey which reveals the most recent movement in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate. Last week, the rate was announced as 3.01%. It was the first time in three months that the mortgage rate surpassed 3%. In a press release accompanying the survey, Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, explains: […]Read More The Main Key To Understanding the Rise in Mortgage Rates
Abundant curb appeal, lovely gardens, and whimsical touches are all apparent in these 11 storybook homes for sale right now. Quaint and charming, this style appeals to spirited buyers in search of a home beyond the basic tract dwelling. Built in the 1920s and 1930s, these magical cottages exude a sense of family warmth and […]Read More 11 Storybook Homes for Buyers in Search of a Happily Ever After
By: Cassie Carlisle Posted at 3:53 PM, Mar 31, 2021 and last updated 5:53 PM, Mar 31, 2021 SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A proposition aimed at easing the housing crisis in California takes effect April 1st. Proposition 19 spells big savings for Californians who want to downsize at a later stage of life. “It allows any California home owner who […]Read More Prop 19 goes into effect April 1st, here’s what it means
If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. […]Read More What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?
For some people, a house is more than just a place to live, it’s a branding opportunity — so why not give it a moniker? By Joanne Kaufman, NY Times Carol Morgan called her Chevrolet Tahoe, Thelma; she christened her diesel truck, Louise. It was only reasonable then that she would demonstrate at least as much […]Read More A House by Any Other Name