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Monthly Archives: March 2024

    Is It Easier to Find a Home to Buy Now?

    By Greg Baldwin | March 29, 2024

    Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now? One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change. The graph below uses the latest data from Realtor.com to show there are more homes on the market in 2024... Read More

    Does it Make Sense to Buy a Home Right Now?

    By Greg Baldwin | March 23, 2024

    Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now? Thinking about buying a home? If so, you’re probably wondering: should I buy now or wait? Nobody can make that decision for you, but here’s some information that can help you decide. What’s Next for Home Prices? Each quarter, Fannie Mae and Pulsenomics publish the results of the Home Price Expectations Survey (HPES).... Read More

    What are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

    By Greg Baldwin | March 21, 2024

    What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market? If you’re planning to move soon, you might be wondering if there’ll be more homes to choose from, where prices and mortgage rates are headed, and how to navigate today’s market. If so, here’s what the professionals are saying about what’s in store for this season. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief... Read More

    Homeowners Today Have Options to Avoid Foreclosure

    By Greg Baldwin | March 19, 2024

    Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid Foreclosure Even with the latest data coming in, the experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like the one we saw back in 2008. While headlines may be calling attention to a slight uptick in foreclosure filings recently, the bigger picture is that we’re still well below the number we’d... Read More

    4 Tips to Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home

    By Greg Baldwin | March 18, 2024

    4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home Are you thinking about buying a home soon? If so, you should know today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes for sale is still low – and that’s leading to multiple-offer scenarios. And moving into the peak homebuying season this spring, this... Read More

    Why Today’s Sellers Market is Good for Your Bottom Line

    By Greg Baldwin | March 14, 2024

    Why Today’s Seller’s Market Is Good for Your Bottom Line Thinking about selling your house and wondering if now’s a good time to do it? Here’s what you need to know. Even though the number of homes for sale has been growing this year, there still aren’t enough homes on the market for all the buyers who want to... Read More

    What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move

    By Greg Baldwin | March 12, 2024

    What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move? If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, mortgage rates are probably top of mind for you. They may even be why you’ve put your plans on hold for now. When rates climbed near 8% last year, some buyers found the numbers just didn’t make sense for their budget anymore. That may be the case for... Read More

    The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

    By Greg Baldwin | March 7, 2024

    The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire If you’re taking a look at your expenses as you retire, saving money where you can has a lot of appeal. One long-standing, popular way to do that is by downsizing to a smaller home. When you think about cutting down on your spending, odds are you think of frequent... Read More

    Why There Won’t be a Recession that Tanks the Housing Market

    By Greg Baldwin | March 5, 2024

    Why There Won’t Be a Recession That Tanks the Housing Market There’s been a lot of recession talk over the past couple of years. And that may leave you worried we’re headed for a repeat of what we saw back in 2008. Here’s a look at the latest expert projections to show you why that... Read More

    What to Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home

    By Greg Baldwin | March 4, 2024

    What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home If you want to buy a home, you should know your credit score is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. Lenders review your credit to see if you typically make payments on time, pay back debts, and more. Your... Read More