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Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis

It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only consider the fact that residential real estate prices have continued to appreciate. However, we must realize it’s not just the price of a home that matters, but the price relative to a [...]

By |2019-08-15T03:04:40-07:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for [...]

By |2019-08-14T03:05:51-07:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Selling Myths|Comments Off on The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV [...]

By |2019-08-13T03:05:56-07:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on 5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership. The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing boom, reaching its peak of 69.2% [...]

By |2019-08-08T03:04:22-07:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive [...]

By |2019-08-07T03:04:47-07:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on Housing

We’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know a recession can’t be too far off, but when will this economic slowdown actually occur? Pulsenomics just released a special report revealing that nearly 6 out of 10 of the 90 economists, investment strategists, and market [...]

By |2019-08-01T03:01:14-07:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on Housing

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I move? The list goes on and on. In today’s housing market, it’s actually a great time to shift your thoughts toward selling your [...]

By |2019-07-31T03:05:32-07:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today

Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, here are the top three things to put on [...]

By |2019-07-24T03:04:19-07:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today

What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers

Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy. We’ve reported on inventory shortages in the past, and it’s been a constant concern for potential buyers throughout recent years. New research shows the inventory concern [...]

By |2019-07-17T03:00:34-07:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers

The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-1800s, people knew that negative news sells. That is still true today. All forms of [...]

By |2019-03-26T03:08:19-07:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Agents, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth