How To Sell Your Home Safely Right Now
Your agent now has over 6 months of experience selling houses during the pandemic and can make the process easier and safer for you today.
COVID-19 protocols and technology usage recommendations from the National Association of ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on November 14, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Dealing With Popcorn Ceilings
Popcorn is great with a movie or possibly for stringing around an old-fashioned Christmas tree, but it’s a little less universally loved when it’s applied to the ceiling as a texture. “Popcorn ceiling,” a type of texture ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on November 5, 2020 in Home Maintenance
July 2020 Market Update
Highlights (the highlights are a comparison between July 2019 and July 2020)
the median detached home price rose 8.3 percent to $251,000
the average detached home price inreased 9.4 percent to $289,677
overall inventory of detached ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on August 24, 2020 in Market Statistics
Best Home Upgrades for Under $500
From Reminder Media Magazine.
According to the latest statistics, right now is a great time to put your home on the market. In many areas, homeowners are fielding multiple offers within hours or days of going live on the MLS. How can you ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on August 22, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Your PreListing Checklist
When it comes time to list your home, you’ll want to come up with a list of small repairs and other tweaks that you can do to try and get the most out of your property. If you don’t make a list, you might miss things that could bring ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on July 11, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low
In a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won’t sell because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession. Of the respondents, 51% said they are ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on July 8, 2020 in Selling Your Home
How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search
A recent realtor.com survey revealed that buyers are still considering moving forward with the homebuying process, even if they can’t see the home in-person.
While they still prefer to physically see a home, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 17, 2020 in Buying a Home
The Economic Impact of Buying a Home
The Economic Impact of Buying a Home
We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 31, 2020 in Buying a Home
Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won't Impact Home Values
Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values
With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 24, 2020 in Local News
Five Simple Graphs Proving Why This is NOT Like Last Time
5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time
With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 16, 2020 in Local News
Thinking of Selling? Now May be the Time
Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.
The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The average 30-year rate in 2019, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on February 26, 2020 in Selling Your Home
The Number One Reason to List Your House Right Now
The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now
The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on February 12, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Tips to Sell Your Home Faster
When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:
1. Make Buyers Feel at Home
Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 30, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Top Renovations for Maximum ROI
If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment.
Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 27, 2020 in Misc
The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You
This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 24, 2020 in Misc
Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market
When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue.
Here’s what three ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 21, 2020 in Market Statistics
Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”
Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 18, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference
Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process.
A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 16, 2020 in Buying a Home