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Monthly Archives: August 2022

    Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

    By Greg Baldwin | August 31, 2022

    Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic... Read More

    Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today

    By Greg Baldwin | August 25, 2022

    Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today If you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher mortgage rates, today’s home prices, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market. While some buyers may... Read More

    Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash

    By Greg Baldwin | August 24, 2022

    Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash Whether or not you owned a home in 2008, you likely remember the housing crash that took place back then. And news about an economic slowdown happening today may bring all those concerns back to the surface. While those feelings are understandable, data can help... Read More

    What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market

    By Greg Baldwin | August 23, 2022

    What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market 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... Read More

    3 Tips for Buying a Home Today

    By Greg Baldwin | August 22, 2022

    3 Tips for Buying a Home Today If you put off your home search at any point over the past two years, you may want to consider picking it back up based on today’s housing market conditions. Recent data shows the supply of homes for sale is increasing, giving buyers like you additional options. But it’s important... Read More

    Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal.

    By Greg Baldwin | August 18, 2022

    Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal. Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a whole new stage of your life. And you’re not alone. Research from the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) shows 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the typical retirement age (65)... Read More

    Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

    By Greg Baldwin | August 17, 2022

    Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections If you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential recession, here’s what you need to know. Not only are experts forecasting home prices will continue to appreciate nationwide this year, but most of them also actually increased their projections for home... Read More

    What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?

    By Greg Baldwin | August 16, 2022

    What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market? According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in the next 12 months is growing. When surveyed in July 2021, only 12% of economists consulted thought there’d be a recession by now. But this July, when polled,... Read More

    The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing

    By Greg Baldwin | August 15, 2022

    The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing The desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the increase, the graph below shows the homeownership rate over the last year: That data shows more than half of the U.S. population live in a... Read More

    What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

    By Greg Baldwin | August 12, 2022

    What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In... Read More