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Thinking of Buying your First Home?

Becoming a homeowner is one of the most significant events in many people’s lives. That said, residential real estate is also one of the most competitive markets in the country. The list of houses for sale in any given area is in a constant state of flux, and finding your ideal starter home can prove taxing without some form of… Read more →

Is now a good time to sell and buy?

No matter where you look, inventory shortages are driving the real estate market. With fewer properties for sale, home prices have grown higher while sales periods have tightened in many areas. These conditions can present tremendous opportunities for sellers, but it can be worrying for those individuals who also need to buy a new property after selling. Thankfully, those worries… Read more →

Are ideas about homeownership generational?

How different are the generations when it comes to homeownership? While Millennials are entering the home-buying game later than earlier generations, their desire to achieve the American Dream remains and, in fact, is stronger than previous generations. That’s just one difference between Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers and Silents, and here are a few more facts about their real estate preferences,… Read more →

Half way through 2019!

It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through 2019. For those of you who are thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you might be wondering how the real estate market has shaped up so far this year. While all real estate is local, a few trends have emerged nationwide. Inventory shortages. Baby boomers are choosing to… Read more →

June in National Homeownership Month!

In celebration of National Homeownership Month, recognized by the National Association of Realtors each June, I wanted to share with you a few facts about owning a home in America today and the current real estate market conditions. Homeownership rates are holding steady. In the first quarter of 2019, the homeownership rate leveled off at 64.2 percent, down slightly from… Read more →

Tips for attracting buyers in today’s market.

You’ve heard the headlines—there’s a shortage of homes for sale, and that’s driving us toward a sellers’ market. However, just because home sellers are favored in these conditions, that doesn’t mean every property will sell for top dollar and in little time. Buyers today are more selective than they’ve been in the past, and if you’re getting ready to sell,… Read more →

Looking beyond the news headlines!

I am sure you’ve heard the headlines: Interest rates are rising. Homeownership is no longer affordable. The real estate market is headed for a bubble. While what is being said in the news media attracts attention, it’s critical to take a broader look at the housing market and historical trends to understand what’s actually occurring. Housing affordability is still high. The… Read more →

Tax Day is Almost Upon Us!

Tax day is just a few weeks away, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is now in effect, which means there are new requirements for homeowners. The media covered the changes in much detail in early 2018, and I wanted to share a few housing-related highlights with you as you get ready to file your taxes. As you may… Read more →