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Monthly Archives: December 2023

    What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024

    By Greg Baldwin | December 29, 2023

    What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024 If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be. One way to ease those concerns is to make sure you understand some of the costs you may... Read More

    Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might be the Perfect Next Step

    By Greg Baldwin | December 27, 2023

    Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you... Read More

    These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy Home

    By Greg Baldwin | December 26, 2023

    These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy Home There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of homeownership are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Here’s why. The word home truly means something different to everyone. Whether... Read More

    Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue to Decline

    By Greg Baldwin | December 20, 2023

    Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know. The Federal Funds Rate Hikes Have Stalled One of the... Read More

    Why It’s Still a Great Time to Sell Your House

    By Greg Baldwin | December 18, 2023

    Why Now Is Still a Great Time To Sell Your House If you were worried buyer demand disappeared when mortgage rates went up, the data shows there are plenty of interested buyers still out there. The housing market isn’t as frenzied as it was during the ‘unicorn’ years when buyer demand was through the roof, mortgage rates were historically low, and home values... Read More

    The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming to the Market

    By Greg Baldwin | December 13, 2023

    The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market If you’re thinking about moving, it’s important to know what’s happening in the housing market. Here’s an update on the supply of homes currently for sale. Whether you’re buying or selling, the number of homes in your area is something you should pay attention to. In the housing... Read More

    Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership

    By Greg Baldwin | December 12, 2023

    Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership If you’re looking to buy a home, your down payment doesn’t have to be a big hurdle. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 38% of first-time homebuyers find saving for a down payment the most challenging step. But the reality is, you probably don’t need to... Read More

    The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After Buying

    By Greg Baldwin | December 11, 2023

    The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After Buying There’s no denying mortgage rates and home prices are higher now than they were last year and that’s impacting what you can afford. At the same time, there are still fewer homes available for sale than the norm. These are two of the biggest hurdles buyers are facing today. But there... Read More

    Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent When You Buy a Home

    By Greg Baldwin | December 9, 2023

    Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent When You Buy a Home If you’ve recently decided you’re ready to become a homeowner, chances are you’re trying to figure out what to do first. It can feel a bit overwhelming to know where to start, but the good news is you don’t have to navigate all... Read More

    When You Sell Your House, Where do You Plan to Go?

    By Greg Baldwin | December 5, 2023

    When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go? If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard the supply of homes for sale is still low, and that means your house should stand out to buyers who are craving more options. But you may also be wondering, once you sell, how does the... Read More