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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

  The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the year. One challenge to the housing industry, however, is the lack of homes available for sale today. Last week, the National Association of Realtors…
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Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

  At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan. Though 29.4% of those in forbearance have continued to…
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Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move

The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for real estate, and the current market conditions are truly making this winter an ideal time to make a move. Here’s a dive into some…
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3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

  This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on by the health crisis have also forced many homeowners to reevaluate…
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The Path to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home and not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a map with 10 simple steps to follow in the homebuying process. Let’s connect today to discuss the specific steps along the way in our local area.

With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer demand remains strong. In a recent newsletter, research analyst Ivy Zelman explained: “Although the headwind of severe supply constraints in most markets has contributed to slight moderation in seasonally-adjusted and year-over-year new…
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Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market

Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly. As Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “It will be one of the best…
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Know When to Hold ‘Em

A real estate agent isn’t just someone that puts a sign in your yard and places your home online; or open a door and let you walk through a home you want to buy. Sadly, too many agents feel that is all they need to do. There is no value in that. The bar for…
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Has COVID sparked a buyer’s market? Think again.

There is a great divide in our region’s real estate market. The divide between the home buyer’s and home seller’s perception of the market. Buyers see the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fall out as a potential opportunity to buy a home at a discount. Sellers (so far) are not seeing it the same way. …
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