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    Foreclosure Numbers Are Nothing Like the 2008 Crash

    By Greg Baldwin | April 24, 2024

    Foreclosure Numbers Are Nothing Like the 2008 Crash If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you’ve probably come across some articles saying the number of foreclosures in today’s housing market is going up. And that may leave you feeling a bit worried about what’s ahead, especially if you owned a home during the housing crash in 2008.... 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

    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

    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

    Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up

    By Greg Baldwin | February 23, 2024

    Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re even more confident prices will rise, not fall. So, let’s see exactly how experts’ thinking has shifted – and what’s caused the change. 2024 Home Price... Read More

    Houses Are Still Selling Fast

    By Greg Baldwin | February 8, 2024

    Houses Are Still Selling Fast Have you been thinking about selling your house? If so, here’s some good news. While the housing market isn’t as frenzied as it was during the ‘unicorn’ years when houses were selling quicker than ever, they’re still selling faster than normal. The graph below uses data from Realtor.com to tell the story of median days on the... Read More

    Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

    By Greg Baldwin | January 29, 2024

    Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market? Have you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it’s all about? If so, that might be because there’s been lot of talk about it online recently. Let’s dive into what it is and why it won’t drastically impact the housing market. What Does Silver Tsunami... Read More

    Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?

    By Greg Baldwin | January 25, 2024

    Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down? If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with affordability. But there’s another way this benefits you – it may inspire more homeowners to put their houses up for sale. The Mortgage Rate Lock-In Effect Over the... Read More

    Experts Project Home Prices Will Increase in 2024

    By Greg Baldwin | January 23, 2024

    Experts Project Home Prices Will Increase in 2024 Even though home prices are going up nationally, some people are still worried they might come down. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae found that 24% of people think home prices will actually decline over the next 12 months. That means almost one out of every four people are... Read More

    3 Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability

    By Greg Baldwin | January 18, 2024

    3 Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Over the past year, a lot of people have been talking about housing affordability and how tight it’s gotten. But just recently, there’s been a little bit of relief on that front. Mortgage rates have gone down since their most recent peak in October. But there’s more to being able to afford... Read More