With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?
According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching for a home this spring are willing to consider ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 30, 2019 in Buying a Home
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!
With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional.
Real estate agents are trained and ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 29, 2019 in Buying a Home
Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?
Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 25, 2019 in Market Statistics
Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins
Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade.
However, according to two separate reports*, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 24, 2019 in Market Statistics
7 Reasons Pre Inspections are a MUST
Just as a buyer needs to do their due diligence, a seller needs to do theirs so that bad judgement calls don’t derail their deal
BY CARA AMEER . April 17, 2019
The best way to increase a seller’s chances of ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 19, 2019 in Selling Your Home
3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 19, 2019 in Buying a Home
Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today
The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!
Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate!
88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 18, 2019 in Buying a Home
Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize
The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer.
In a recent post on the National ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 17, 2019 in Market Statistics
Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come
There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”.
And while this might be ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 16, 2019 in Market Statistics
Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand
One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 15, 2019 in Selling Your Home
What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In
As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 11, 2019 in Buying a Home
3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market
The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices!
The best way to show ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 10, 2019 in Market Statistics
Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!
In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 9, 2019 in Buying a Home
Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again
Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or less). The survey asked their opinion on an impending recession and its possible impact on the housing ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 8, 2019 in Market Statistics
5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!
Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 5, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Your Home's Spring Maintenance Checklist
Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC!
Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year.
Your real estate agent ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 5, 2019 in Selling Your Home
10 Steps to Buying a Home
If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start.
Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home.
Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may be ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 4, 2019 in Buying a Home
How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You
There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time.
The National ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 3, 2019 in Market Statistics
Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale
The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 2, 2019 in Selling Your Home