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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

September 7, 2021

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it’s dwindling.¹ You’re not alone either if you’re already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once. Searching for a new home can be exciting, but many homebuyers admit that it can also be stressful, especially if you live in an unpredictable market with plenty of competitors. Unfortunately, waiting out a competitive housing market isn’t... View Article

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

August 16, 2021

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates, buyers keep shopping for homes, reducing the available inventory and sparking a rise in home prices across the country. News website The Atlantic summarized the sizzling home market this way: “Pick a housing statistic at random, and it’s probably setting an all-time record. Home prices: record high. Inventory: record low. Percentage of homes selling above asking price: record high. Average time on... View Article

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

July 1, 2021

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever. That’s because some sellers are finding out the hard way that a strong offer can fizzle quickly when an appraisal comes in below the contract price. Traditionally, the sale of a home is contingent on a satisfactory valuation. But in a rapidly appreciating market, it can be difficult for appraisals to... View Article

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

June 23, 2021

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners during a challenging time. However, for some renters, rising home prices are making dreams of homeownership feel further out of reach. If you’re a homeowner, it’s important for you to understand how your home’s value contributes to your overall net... View Article

Live in the Payment, Not the Price

February 7, 2021

Live in the Payment, Not the Price Has all this time spent at home got you daydreaming about a new space? That dream might not be so farfetched. Even if you had no intention of making a move or selling your home at the beginning of 2020, a move could prove to be quite lucrative for you today. To show you how making a move right now can pay off down the line, I’m outlining a couple mortgage scenarios that demonstrate the big impacts that occur from small changes in interest rates. The mortgage payment is what sticks with you... View Article