What’s Going On With Home Values???

What is Really Happening with Home Prices? Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expectedContinue reading “What’s Going On With Home Values???”

7 Facts About Memorial Day. Was It Always Known As Memorial Day?

Today, Memorial Day is synonymous with barbecues, picnics—but the holiday’s roots trace back far further than you might have realized. Below, a few facts about the history of Memorial Day, and how it’s evolved throughout its 150-odd years. 1. MULTIPLE CITIES CLAIM TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE OF MEMORIAL DAY. According to the Library of Congress, PresidentContinue reading “7 Facts About Memorial Day. Was It Always Known As Memorial Day?”

The Absolute First Step When Buying a Home.

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step! In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buyingContinue reading “The Absolute First Step When Buying a Home.”

No need to fear a housing crash. Here’s why..

4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing Crash Referencing the Keeping Current Matters: http://bit.ly/2CpiVyK There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like the one we experienced a decade ago. Here are four reasons whyContinue reading “No need to fear a housing crash. Here’s why..”

Do NOT do this when applying for a home loan…seriously.

Looks like I am going to give you a two for one in blog posts this week. I know I did one yesterday, but since I have fallen behind, I have to make up the difference. So with that said welcome to my blog. I want to inform you about something that can absolutely destroyContinue reading “Do NOT do this when applying for a home loan…seriously.”

Housing Shortage Causing Bidding Wars and Spike in New Construction.

If there is one downside to a booming housing market, it’s that there are not enough homes on the market to satisfy the amount of buyers. You can refer to this as a seller’s market. Not enough homes on the market can mean buyers paying more for a home. This is not a bad thing,Continue reading “Housing Shortage Causing Bidding Wars and Spike in New Construction.”

Mortgage rates are on the rise

So if you haven’t noticed on the news, in the newspaper, or on the internet, mortgage rates are on an upward trend. Rates over the past few weeks have gone up from the historic lows that we have been accustomed to, 3 out of the past 4 weeks they’ve gone up to be exact. Don’tContinue reading “Mortgage rates are on the rise”

If you’ve considered listing your home, now is the time to do so.

The first thing I looked at when I opened up my web browser this morning was an article by The Wall Street Journal writer Ruth Simon and The headline was “Is It Safe To Sell Your House Now?”  Now I have talked to numerous area realtors and I have had transactions on homes that had numerous offersContinue reading “If you’ve considered listing your home, now is the time to do so.”