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Monthly Archives: February 2023

    One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home

    By Greg Baldwin | February 27, 2023

    One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac: “Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you create financial stability.” With spring... Read More

    The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now

    By Greg Baldwin | February 21, 2023

    The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy.”... Read More

    Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices?

    By Greg Baldwin | February 16, 2023

    Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices? The recent changes in home prices are top of mind for many as the housing market begins gearing up for spring. It can be hard to navigate misleading headlines and confusing data, so here’s what you should know about today’s home prices. Local price trends still vary by market. But... Read More

    What You Should Know About Closing Costs

    By Greg Baldwin | February 14, 2023

    What You Should Know About Closing Costs Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home,... Read More

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

    By Greg Baldwin | February 10, 2023

    Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash 67% of Americans say a housing market crash is imminent in the next three years. With all the talk in the media lately about shifts in the housing market, it makes sense why so many people feel this way. But there’s good news. Current data shows today’s market is... Read More

    Inventory is up, but still below pre-pandemic years

    By Greg Baldwin | February 8, 2023

    Number of Homes for Sale Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic Years The biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy. That’s why, if you’re thinking about selling your house,... Read More

    How Experts Can Help Close the Gap in Today’s Homeownership Rate

    By Greg Baldwin | February 7, 2023

    How Experts Can Help Close the Gap in Today’s Homeownership Rate As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the past and present experiences of Black Americans. This includes the path toward investing in a home of their own. And while equitable access to housing has come a long way, homeownership can be a... Read More

    The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

    By Greg Baldwin | February 6, 2023

    The Top Reasons for Selling Your House Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their plans to move on hold, not wanting to lose the low mortgage rate they have on their current... Read More