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Monthly Archives: November 2023

    Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market

    By Greg Baldwin | November 29, 2023

    Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market If you’re worried about a coming recession, you’re not alone. Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of recession talk. And many people worry, if we do have one, it would cause the unemployment rate to skyrocket. Some even fear that a spike in... Read More

    Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season?

    By Greg Baldwin | November 21, 2023

    Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season? This time every year, homeowners who are planning to move have a decision to make: sell now or wait until after the holidays? Some sellers with homes already on the market may even remove their listing until the new year. But... Read More

    These Top Cities Show Home Prices are Still Climbing

    By Greg Baldwin | November 17, 2023

    These Top Cities Show Home Prices Are Still Climbing If you’re considering buying a home or selling your current one to find something that better suits your needs, you may have questions about what’s happening with home prices today. Here’s what you need to know. There’s still a lot of confusion and misinformation out there. So, no matter what you... Read More

    People are Still Moving, Despite Today’s Affordability Challenges

    By Greg Baldwin | November 16, 2023

    People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability Challenges If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you might have heard that it’s tough right now because mortgage rates are higher than they’ve been over the past few years, and home prices are rising. That much is true. Take a look at the graph below. It breaks down how the current affordability... Read More

    Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

    By Greg Baldwin | November 13, 2023

    Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new addition, retiring and starting a new adventure, or the bittersweet feeling of an empty nest. If something like this is changing in your own life, you may be considering buying or selling a house. That’s... Read More

    How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come True

    By Greg Baldwin | November 10, 2023

    How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come True For more than 79 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone you care about has served in the military, it’s essential to learn about this program and its advantages. Here are some important things to... Read More

    Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?

    By Greg Baldwin | November 8, 2023

    Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home? Are you dreaming of buying your own home and wondering about how you’ll save for a down payment? You’re not alone. Some people think about tapping into their 401(k) savings to make it happen. But before you decide to dip into your retirement to buy a home, be sure to consider... Read More

    Homeowner Net Worth Has Skyrocketed

    By Greg Baldwin | November 7, 2023

    Homeowner Net Worth Has Skyrocketed If you’re weighing your options to decide whether it makes more sense to rent or buy a home today, here’s one key data point that could help you feel more confident in making your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve Board releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). That report covers the difference in net... Read More

    Reasons to Sell Your House Before the New Year

    By Greg Baldwin | November 6, 2023

    Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year As the year winds down, you may have decided it’s time to make a move and put your house on the market. But should you sell now or wait until January? While it may be tempting to hold off until after the holidays, here are three... Read More

    Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home Prices

    By Greg Baldwin | November 3, 2023

    Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home Prices According to the latest data from Fannie Mae, 23% of Americans still think home prices will go down over the next twelve months. But why do roughly 1 in 4 people feel that way? It has a lot to do with all the negative talk about home prices over the... Read More