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Monthly Archives: May 2020

    #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

    By Raegan George | May 29, 2020

    While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you pay rent, that money is lost forever. When you make a mortgage payment, much of that money accumulates as equity in the... Read More

    Home Value Appreciation and the #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

    By Raegan George | May 28, 2020

    After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article:  “A year ago, a combination of a government shutdown, stock market slump and mortgage rate spike caused a long-anticipated inventory rise. That supposed boom turned out to be a... Read More

    Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

    By Raegan George | May 27, 2020

    All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be that driving force that brings back the economy. Some may... Read More

    6 Reasons Why Selling Your Home on Your Own Is a Mistake

    By Raegan George | May 26, 2020

    There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner or FSBO, please... Read More

    Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008!

    By Raegan George | May 22, 2020

    Most experts, however, believe if there is a recession, it will not resemble 2008. This housing market is in no way the same as it was just over a decade ago. Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe... Read More

    How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

    By Raegan George | May 22, 2020

    Spring is here, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor. Freddie Mac explains: “If you’re in the market to buy a home, today’s average mortgage rates are something... Read More

    Two Big Myths in the Home Buying Process

    By Raegan George | May 21, 2020

    The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals: “The majority of millennials not only want to own a home, but 84% of millennials in 2019 considered it a major part of the American Dream.” Unfortunately, the myths surrounding the home... Read More

    Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

    By Raegan George | May 20, 2020

    With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most... Read More

    Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House Now

    By Raegan George | May 19, 2020

    With the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results show that people selling their houses today are holding strong on price. According to the most recent data, 74% of real estate agents noted that sellers are not dropping listing prices to attract more buyers. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, noted:  “The housing... Read More

    Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market

    By Raegan George | May 18, 2020

    Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news, however, shows that more than 4 million initial unemployment filers have likely already found a new job, especially as industries such as health care, food and grocery stores, retail, delivery, and more... Read More