Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand

By Cara Milgate | July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The challenge is inventory. Like you, many buyers want to capitalize on these market conditions, and it’s leading to more buyer competition and bidding […]

A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025

By Cara Milgate | July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Home prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners. Appreciation and home equity are directly linked – as the value of a home increases, so does a homeowner’s equity. And with these recent gains, homeowners are witnessing their financial stability and well-being grow to record levels. In […]

The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

By Cara Milgate | July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what they can afford. It found: “1 in 4 underestimated their buying potential by $150k or more” “1 in 4 underestimated the increase in value by $100k […]

Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.

By Cara Milgate | July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): Homes typically sell within 17 days (compared to 26 days one year ago). The average home sold has five offers to pick […]

4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

By Cara Milgate | July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

While the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are four things to consider if you’re trying to decide if now’s the right time to make a move. 1. Your House Will Likely Sell Quickly According to the most […]

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

By Cara Milgate | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market is for more listings […]

Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

By Cara Milgate | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a home loan. Here’s a look at what several experts have […]

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

By Cara Milgate | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs. To […]

The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cara Milgate | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Some Highlights  Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and a competitive edge […]

3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

By Cara Milgate | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to do so. Low mortgage rates are in your favor when you’re ready to purchase your dream home, and high buyer demand may […]