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    Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?

    By Marj Arcinue | May 25, 2021

    As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say about key factors that will drive the industry and the economy forward in the months to come. realtor.com “.... Read More

    3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House

    By Marj Arcinue | May 24, 2021

    Today’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means it’s a fantastic time to sell your house. However, that doesn’t mean sellers are guaranteed success no matter what. There are still some key things to know so you can avoid costly mistakes and... Read More

    Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market

    By Marj Arcinue | May 19, 2021

    One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for hopeful buyers, leading to the ultimate sellers’ market. However, as the economy continues to improve and more people get vaccinated, more sellers may finally be... Read More

    Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold

    By Marj Arcinue | May 18, 2021

    Last month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a better investment than buying stocks. Last week, a Gallup Poll reaffirmed those findings. In an article on the current real estate market, Gallup reports: “Gallup usually finds that Americans regard real estate as the best long-term investment... Read More

    Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs

    By Marj Arcinue | May 17, 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

    It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance

    By Marj Arcinue | May 12, 2021

    Over the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments. Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed support. Unless they’re extended once again, some of these plans and the corresponding mortgage payment deferral options will expire soon. That said, there’s still time to request assistance. If your... Read More

    Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

    By Marj Arcinue | May 11, 2021

    It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google reports that the search for “When is the housing market going to crash?” has actually spiked 2450% over the past month. In addition, Jim Dalrymple II... Read More

    3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

    By Marj Arcinue | May 10, 2021

    There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to do so. Low mortgage rates are in your favor when you’re ready to purchase your dream home, and high buyer demand may... Read More

    Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

    By Marj Arcinue | May 5, 2021

    So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a home loan. Here’s a look at what several experts have... Read More

    4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

    By Marj Arcinue | May 4, 2021

    The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market is for more listings... Read More