Market Advice Weekly Update February 28th
Economy The Truth About Down Payments If you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment. That might be because you’ve heard you need to save 20% of the home’s price to put down. Well, that isn’t necessarily the case. Unless specified by your loan type or lender, […]
Home Knowledge Key Terms Every Homebuyer Should Learn Some Highlights Buying a home is a big deal and can feel especially complicated if you don’t know the terms used during the process. If you want to become a homeowner this year, it’s a good idea to learn these key housing terms and understand how they relate to the current housing market. That will help you feel confident when you buy a home. Let’s connect so you can get expert […]
Economy Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down? If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with affordability. But there’s another way this benefits you – it may inspire more homeowners to put their houses up for sale. The Mortgage Rate Lock-In Effect Over the past year, one factor that’s really limited the options […]
Market Advice Weekly Update While I’m away I thought I would reshare this Capital Gains discussion with my accountant. Enjoy!
Home Knowledge 3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2024 If one of the goals on your list is selling your house and making a move this year, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement about what’s ahead and feeling a little sentimental about your current home. A great way to balance those emotions and make sure you’re confident in your decision is to keep these three best practices […]
Market Advice Experts Project Home Prices Will Increase in 2024 Even though home prices are going up nationally, some people are still worried they might come down. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae found that 24% of people think home prices will actually decline over the next 12 months. That means almost one out of every four people are dealing with that fear, and you might be, […]
Video Blogs Weekly Update – January 25th
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Home Knowledge 3 Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Over the past year, a lot of people have been talking about housing affordability and how tight it’s gotten. But just recently, there’s been a little bit of relief on that front. Mortgage rates have gone down since their most recent peak in October. But there’s more to being able to afford a home than just mortgage rates. To […]
Market Advice Weekly update – January 17th
Home Knowledge Homeownership Is Still at the Heart of the American Dream Buying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains at the heart of the American Dream. Unlike renting, owning a home means more than just having a place to live – it offers a sense of belonging, stability, and freedom. According to Nicole Bachaud, Senior Economist at Zillow: “The American Dream is still owning a home. There’s […]
Market Advice January 2024 Eastside Market Update December is always a squirrelly month and not a great month to glean much from the data. The stats in the video are interesting, 11% year-over-year appreciation (though not quite to the peak of 2022) and 1.2 months of inventory illustrate a healthy, dare I say robust, market. What is more interesting is the that […]
Market Advice Weekly update – January 10th This week I talk about stats. Inventory is low and interest rates are lower than they have been. Should be a recipe for price appreciation.
Home Knowledge Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably paying closer attention than normal to the housing market. And you’re getting your information from a variety of channels: the news, social media, your real estate agent, conversations with friends and loved ones, the list goes on and on. Most likely, home prices and mortgage rates are coming up […]
Video Blogs Weekly Update – January 4th
Home Knowledge 3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024 If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. Over the last year, the economy had a big impact on the housing market, and likely on your wallet too. That’s why […]
Video Blogs 2023 Year in Review Looking back on 2023 and feeling grateful. I am thankful for my clients—truly I have the best clients! And, most of all, my incredible partners/team. I’m looking at you Wendy Mariani, Rinehart Inspections, Geoff Schott, and Robert Tampa.  
Market Advice December 2023 Eastside Market Update
Video Blogs Weekly Update – December 13th
Home Knowledge Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent When You Buy a Home If you’ve recently decided you’re ready to become a homeowner, chances are you’re trying to figure out what to do first. It can feel a bit overwhelming to know where to start, but the good news is you don’t have to navigate all of that alone. When it comes to buying a home, there are a […]