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Monthly Archives: September 2021

    Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 29, 2021

    Some Highlights Whether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around. Buyers can take advantage of today’s mortgage rates to escape rising rents and keep monthly payments affordable. Sellers can reap the benefits of multiple offers and a fast sale. If this sounds like good news to you, let’s connect today so you can capitalize on the unique opportunity you have... Read More

    Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 27, 2021

    If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10... Read More

    Tips on the Real Estate Closing Process

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 24, 2021

    Before you sign on the dotted lines, ask yourself these six crucial questions. 1. WHAT AM I BUYING? Make sure you have done your due diligence and inspected the property thoroughly. This could be the biggest investment you ever make (emotionally as well as financially) so know what you are getting yourself into before you... Read More

    Mortgage Myths You’ve Probably Heard

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 22, 2021

    Think you’re not ready to unlock home ownership yet? That the hurdles are too high? You may be short-changing yourself. Many of the things renters believe about home-buying are myths. Here’s the real deal. Myth: I Have to Put Down 20%. Saving 20% of the price of a home in many places isn’t just a challenge;... Read More

    Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 20, 2021

    One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices, home prices are skyrocketing this year. Here are the latest percentages showing the year-over-year increase in home price appreciation: The House Price... Read More

    The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 17, 2021

    Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role owning a home plays... Read More

    Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 15, 2021

    There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s important to give this trend context. Is it less expensive to buy a house today than it was in 2005? What about 1995? What happens... Read More

    Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 13, 2021

    If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ market we’re in today won’t last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than later. 1. Your House Will... Read More

    Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 10, 2021

    When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but budgeting for the closing costs required to get a mortgage is just as important. What are closing costs? According to Trulia, “When you close... Read More

    What To Expect During Inspection

    By DJ & Lindsey | September 8, 2021

    When you are buying a home for the first time, you’re likely to run into many processes that you haven’t been through before. One of the most important parts of the purchasing process is your property inspection. It may seem daunting, but if you know your role and the role of others, it can make... Read More