Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 21, 2019 in Buying a Home
The Cost Across Time
With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years.
Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac.
The impact your ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 18, 2019 in Market Statistics
The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!
You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 17, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?
Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 16, 2019 in Market Statistics
Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!
Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate.
For those homeowners staying at ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 15, 2019 in Buying a Home
Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?
Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 14, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House
If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).
Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 10, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead
Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing that did not waiver was America’s belief that ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 9, 2019 in Misc
Three Home Repairs that Can Save a Sale
Realtor Magazine, January 7 2019
Sellers whose homes aren’t in tip-top shape may need to spend extra money or put in a little elbow grease to get their properties in market-ready condition. But what are the most important repair or maintenance ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 8, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to Watch
As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your forever home, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 8, 2019 in Buying a Home
Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner
In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 7, 2019 in Selling Your Home
24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market
This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 3, 2019 in Market Statistics
How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage
One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 2, 2019 in Misc