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    Number of Homes for Sale Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic Years

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 9, 2023

    The biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy. That’s why, if you’re thinking about selling your house, this is a great time to do so. Your house would be welcome... Read More

    How Experts Can Help Close the Gap in Today’s Homeownership Rate

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 9, 2023

    How Experts Can Help Close the Gap in Today’s Homeownership Rate As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the past and present experiences of Black Americans. This includes the path toward investing in a home of their own. And while equitable access to housing has come a long way, homeownership can be a... Read More

    Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 9, 2023

    Should You Rent Your House or Sell It? If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According... Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | February 9, 2023

    As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling. Now, however, rates are beginning to come down—and buyers are starting to reenter the market. In fact, the latest... Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines

    By Robert PiazzaPalotto | January 30, 2023

    If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure crisis is... Read More

    Have Home Values Hit Bottom?

    By Marketing account | January 30, 2023

    Whether you’re already a homeowner or you’re looking to become one, the recent headlines about home prices may leave you with more questions than answers. News stories are talking about home prices falling, and that’s raising concerns about a repeat of what happened to prices in the crash in 2008. One of the questions that’s on many minds, based on... Read More

    Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

    By Marketing account | January 24, 2023

    Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. Hopeful buyers experienced a hit to their purchasing power as a result, and some decided to press pause on their plans. Today, the rate... Read More

    The Truth About Negative Home Equity Headlines

    By Marketing account | January 16, 2023

    The Truth About Negative Home Equity Headlines Home equity has been a hot topic in real estate news lately. And if you’ve been following along, you may have heard there’s a growing number of homeowners with negative equity. But don’t let those headlines scare you. In truth, the headlines don’t give you all the information you really need to... Read More

    3 Best Practices for Selling Your House This Year

    By Marketing account | January 16, 2023

    A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your next home and a sense of attachment to your current one. A great way to ease some of those emotions and ensure you’re feeling confident... Read More

    Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023

    By Marketing account | January 16, 2023

    Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023 If you’re a renter, you likely face an important decision every year: renew your current lease, start a new one, or buy a home. This year is no different. But before you dive too deeply into your options, it helps to understand the true costs of renting moving forward.... Read More