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    Should Baby Boomers Buy or Rent After Selling Their Houses?

    By Paula Clark | November 3, 2023

    Are you a baby boomer who’s lived in your current house for a long time and you’re ready for a change? If you’re thinking about selling your house, you have a lot to consider. Will you move to a different state or stay nearby? Is it time to downsize or do you want more space to accommodate your... Read More

    Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?

    By Paula Clark | December 5, 2023

    Everyone has their own idea of the American Dream, and it’s different for each person. But, in a recent survey by Bankrate, people were asked about the achievements they believe represent the American Dream the most. The answers show that owning a home still claims the #1 spot for many Americans today (see graph below): In fact, according... Read More

    3 Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Paula Clark | December 5, 2023

    Some Highlights Here are a few reasons you may not want to hold off until the new year to sell your house.  Buyers looking right now are highly motivated, the supply of homes for sale is still low, and you may find buyers are more flexible with showings this time of year. Let’s connect to determine if selling your house now is the right move for... Read More

    Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years

    By Paula Clark | December 5, 2023

    Even with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who worry there will be another price crash in the immediate future. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae shows that 23% of consumers think prices will fall over the next 12 months. That’s nearly one in four... Read More

    When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go?

    By Paula Clark | December 5, 2023

    If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard the supply of homes for sale is still low, and that means your house should stand out to buyers who are craving more options. But you may also be wondering, once you sell, how does the current supply impact your own move? And, will you be able... Read More

    Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

    By Paula Clark | November 10, 2023

    In a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be renovated before they sell their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – do before selling... Read More

    Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing Market

    By Paula Clark | November 10, 2023

    It’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more costly to purchase a home. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Compared to one year ago, the monthly mortgage payment rose to $1,944 from $1,265, an increase of 53.7%.” If you’re thinking of buying a... Read More

    Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

    By Paula Clark | November 10, 2023

    The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow down an overheated real estate market. Over the past two years, home prices have appreciated at an unsustainable pace causing many to ask: are things just slowing down, or is a crash coming? To... Read More

    Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

    By Paula Clark | November 10, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over asking price to get your offer considered may be coming to a close.... Read More

    A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Paula Clark | November 10, 2023

    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 helps sellers know your offer is serious. Connect with a trusted... Read More

    Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

    By Paula Clark | November 10, 2023

    If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and Now During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit record lows, and... Read More