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Monthly Archives: May 2023

    Keys to Success for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Greg Baldwin | May 31, 2023

    Keys to Success for First-Time Homebuyers Buying your first home is an exciting decision and a major milestone that has the power to change your life for the better. As a first-time homebuyer, it’s a vision you can bring to life, but, as the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shares, you’ll have to overcome some... Read More

    Today’s Real Estate Market: The ‘Unicorns’ Have Galloped Off

    By Greg Baldwin | May 30, 2023

    Today’s Real Estate Market: The ‘Unicorns’ Have Galloped Off Comparing real estate metrics from one year to another can be challenging in a normal housing market. That’s due to possible variability in the market making the comparison less meaningful or accurate. Unpredictable events can have a significant impact on the circumstances and outcomes being compared. ... Read More

    The Benefits of Selling Now, According to Experts

    By Greg Baldwin | May 25, 2023

    The Benefits of Selling Now, According to Experts If you’re trying to decide if now’s the time to sell your house, here’s what you should know. The limited number of homes available right now gives you a big advantage. That’s because there are more buyers out there than there are homes for sale. And, with... Read More

    Owning a Home Helps Protect Against Inflation

    By Greg Baldwin | May 24, 2023

    Owning a Home Helps Protect Against Inflation You’re probably feeling the impact of high inflation every day as prices have gone up on groceries, gas, and more. If you’re a renter, you’re likely experiencing it a lot as your rent continues to rise. Between all of those elevated costs and uncertainty about a potential recession,... Read More

    Powerful Job Market Fuels Homebuyer Demand

    By Greg Baldwin | May 19, 2023

    Powerful Job Market Fuels Homebuyer Demand The spring housing market has been surprisingly active this year. Even with affordability challenges and a limited number of homes for sale, buyer demand is strong, and getting stronger. One way we know there are interested buyers right now is because showing traffic is up. Data from the latest... Read More

    What You Need To Know About Home Price News

    By Greg Baldwin | May 18, 2023

    What You Need To Know About Home Price News The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will release its latest Existing Home Sales Report tomorrow. The information it contains on home prices may cause some confusion and could even generate some troubling headlines. This all stems from the fact that NAR will report the median sales price,... Read More

    Homeowners Have Incredible Equity To Leverage Right Now

    By Greg Baldwin | May 16, 2023

    Homeowners Have Incredible Equity To Leverage Right Now Even though home prices have moderated over the last year, many homeowners still have an incredible amount of equity. But what is equity? In the simplest terms, equity is the difference between the market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage. The... Read More

    The Impact of Inflation on Mortgage Rates

    By Greg Baldwin | May 10, 2023

    The Impact of Inflation on Mortgage Rates If you’re reading headlines about inflation or mortgage rates, you may see something about the recent decision from the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But what does it mean for you, the housing market, and your plans to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know. Inflation and the... Read More

    Buyer Activity Is Up Despite Higher Mortgage Rates

    By Greg Baldwin | May 3, 2023

    Buyer Activity Is Up Despite Higher Mortgage Rates If you’re a homeowner thinking about making a move, you may wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s the good news. Even with higher mortgage rates, buyer traffic is actually picking up speed. Data from the latest ShowingTime Showing Index, which is a... Read More

    A Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis

    By Greg Baldwin | May 2, 2023

    A Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis Everywhere you look, people are talking about a potential recession. And if you’re planning to buy or sell a house, this may leave you wondering if your plans are still a wise move. To help ease your mind, experts are saying that if we do officially enter a... Read More