Nancy’s News

September 24, 2022

Fall Home Selling Checklist

When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out so it catches the attention of buyers. A real estate professional can help you decide what to do to make that happen.
September 22, 2022

What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year

Experts are calling for home prices to appreciate next year, although at a slower pace than the previous three years.
September 21, 2022

Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now

While the financial reasons for moving are important, there’s often far more to consider. Non-financial reasons can also be a significant motivating factor.
September 20, 2022

Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.

There’s volatility in today’s stock market, but home equity is still incredibly strong.
September 19, 2022

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just moderated this year.
September 16, 2022

A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and helps sellers know your offer is serious.
September 15, 2022

Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year.
September 14, 2022

Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

While some overheated markets may experience price depreciation in the short term, according to experts, the national real estate market will appreciate in the coming year.
September 13, 2022

Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing Market

It’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more costly to purchase a home.
September 13, 2022

Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

In today’s shifting market, it’s important to spend your time and money wisely when you’re getting ready to move.
September 10, 2022

Why It’s So Important To Hire a Pro

The right advisor utilizes the latest technology and can help you navigate today’s home pricing and market values, the contracts and fine print, and the negotiations you’ll face.
September 8, 2022

Should I Sell My House This Year?

There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season as buyer demand slows and the number of homes for sale grows.
September 7, 2022

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year.
September 3, 2022

Here’s Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

The latest data shows sellers continue to benefit from serious buyers and competitive offers. In July, the average home received 2.8 offers and 39% sold over the asking price.
September 1, 2022

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for Today

The inventory of newly built homes, however, is also rising. And with more options available than there have been in years, a new home may be just the answer you’re looking for.
August 31, 2022

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

But here’s the news you’ve been waiting for: data shows clear signs bidding wars are easing this year.
August 30, 2022

What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?

The big takeaway is home prices haven’t fallen or depreciated nationwide, they’re just decelerating or moderating.
August 25, 2022

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today

Regardless of the source, the increase in available housing supply is good for buyers. More housing supply actively for sale means you have more options as your search for your next home.
August 24, 2022

Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash

One of the key reasons why the market won’t crash this time is the current undersupply of inventory. Housing supply comes from three key places...
August 23, 2022

What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market

While the housing market has cooled from its overheated frenzy, it’s still a sellers’ market. Let’s connect so you understand what’s happening with buyer demand and home prices in our local area as you get ready to enter the market.
August 22, 2022

3 Tips for Buying a Home Today

If you put off your home search at any point over the past two years, you may want to consider picking it back up based on today’s housing market conditions.
August 19, 2022

Why a Home Inspection Is Important [INFOGRAPHIC]

A home inspection is a crucial step in the home buying process. It assesses the condition of the home you plan to purchase so you can avoid costly surprises down the road.
August 18, 2022

Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal.

Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a whole new stage of your life.
August 17, 2022

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

If you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential recession, here’s what you need to know.
August 16, 2022

What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?

According to historical data, in most recessions, home price gains have stayed strong, and mortgage rates have declined.
August 15, 2022

The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing

There are several benefits to owning your home. A significant one, especially when inflation is high like it is today, is that homeownership can help protect you from rising costs.
August 14, 2022

Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash

Many people remember the housing crash in 2008, but experts say today’s market is fundamentally different in many ways.
August 11, 2022

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

Experts say nationally, prices will continue to appreciate this year, just at a more moderate pace.
August 10, 2022

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

While easing, data shows multiple-offer scenarios are still happening – they’re just not as intense as they were over the past year.
August 9, 2022

Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever

While home prices are still appreciating in most markets and experts say that will continue, they’re climbing at a slower pace because rising mortgage rates are creating less buyer demand.
August 8, 2022

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

The forbearance program was a game changer for homeowners in need. It’s one of the big reasons why we won’t see a wave of foreclosures coming to the market.
August 7, 2022

Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022

The housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts project for the remainder of 2022.
August 5, 2022

Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

As there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be questioning what that means for your plans to sell your house.
August 4, 2022

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One

With home equity and a shield against inflation on the line, it may make more sense to buy a home if you’re able to.
August 3, 2022

3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

If you’re worried we’re making the same mistakes that led to the housing crash, the graphs in this article should help alleviate your concerns.
August 2, 2022

Why Are People Moving Today?

If you’re thinking about moving, one of these reasons might be a top motivator for you.
July 31, 2022

Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market

The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home.
July 29, 2022

A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction

If you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t give the full picture.
July 28, 2022

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.

There are more homes for sale today than at any time last year.
July 27, 2022

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market.
July 26, 2022

What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?

If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest of the year.
July 23, 2022

Great News About Housing Inventory

Experts say the number of homes for sale is growing this year, and that can have a big impact on your move.
July 22, 2022

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again

Over the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace.
July 21, 2022

Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?

While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up.
July 20, 2022

Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up.
July 19, 2022

Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?

If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a good time to get back into the market.
July 17, 2022

Should I Rent or Should I Buy?

It’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home.
July 15, 2022

Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a Bubble

With so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008.
July 14, 2022

Should I Buy a Home Right Now?

If you’re ready to become a homeowner, know that buying today can set you up for long-term success as your asset’s value (and your own net worth) is projected to grow with the ongoing home price appreciation.
July 13, 2022

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home?
July 12, 2022

The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers

Over the past few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac fell by half a percent.
July 10, 2022

Why Growing Home Equity Is Great News if You Plan To Move

According to the latest data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $64,000 in home equity over the past 12 months.
July 8, 2022

What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?

Concerns of a recession are rising. As the economy slows down, history tells us this would likely mean lower mortgage rates for those looking to refinance or buy a home.
July 7, 2022

How Your Equity Can Grow over Time

It’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years.
July 6, 2022

Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?

But the feelings it brings about – success, freedom, and a sense of prosperity – are universal.
July 4, 2022

Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment

Based on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years in a row.
July 1, 2022

If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical

Today’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional.
June 30, 2022

Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs

Down payment assistance programs have helped many homebuyers achieve their dreams, and if you qualify, they could help you, too.
June 29, 2022

A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

With moderating levels of buyer competition and more homes actively for sale, your home search may have gotten a bit less challenging
June 28, 2022

Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble

A majority of experts agree we’re not in a housing bubble. That’s because home price growth is backed by strong housing market fundamentals and lending standards are much tighter today.
June 26, 2022

Why an Agent Is Essential When Pricing Your House

When it comes to pricing your house, there’s a lot to consider. The only way to ensure you price it right is by partnering with a local real estate professional.
June 24, 2022

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at a 40-year high.
June 23, 2022

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind.
June 22, 2022

The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year

Because there’s an ongoing imbalance between the number of homes available for sale and the number of buyers looking to make a purchase, home prices are on the rise.
June 20, 2022

What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors.
June 17, 2022

More Listings Are Coming onto the Market

Worried you won’t be able to find your next home after you sell? You should know data from realtor.com shows more listings are coming onto the market each month this year.
June 16, 2022

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

Experts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what’s happening with home prices.
June 15, 2022

A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House

If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move.
June 14, 2022

Is the Housing Market Correcting?

If you’re following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is the boom over? Is the market crashing or correcting?
June 13, 2022

More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before

Americans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. Not only is real estate viewed as the best investment for the ninth year in a row, but more Americans selected it than ever before.
June 10, 2022

The Top Reasons To Own Your Home

June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.
June 8, 2022

Luxury Homes Are in High Demand

As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home.
June 7, 2022

Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up

Are you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I go?
June 6, 2022

Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your House

If your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’ market might be just the answer for your summer plans.
May 20, 2022

Don’t Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans

If recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy, here’s what experts have to say.
May 19, 2022

The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession

A recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know.
May 13, 2022

Should You Update Your House Before Selling?

If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your trusted real estate advisor to be your guide.
May 10, 2022

Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the Past

In today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options that led to the housing crash 15 years ago. Let’s ease those concerns.
April 29, 2022

Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You Sell

If you’re thinking about selling your house this season, focusing on a few quick and easy updates outside can help your home look its best.
April 23, 2022

Organize & Downsize with the KonMari Method

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.
April 21, 2022

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

Here are two reasons today’s market is nothing like the one we experienced 15 years ago.
April 20, 2022

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important.
April 12, 2022

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?

If you’re a homeowner, your net worth has gotten a big boost. That’s because recent home price appreciation has increased your equity.
March 25, 2022

There Are Several Great Reasons To Consider Buying a Condo Today

If you’re a first-time buyer looking to break into the housing market but struggling to find a home to buy, condominiums (or condos) could be a great alternative for you.
March 20, 2022

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Sellers

If you’re thinking about selling your house this spring, here are some things you’ll want to tackle before you list.
January 27, 2022

Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips.
January 14, 2022

When Is the Right Time To Sell?

If you’re trying to decide when to list your house, the time is now. There are plenty of buyers eagerly waiting for your home to hit the market.
January 14, 2022

Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face.
November 15, 2021

It’s a Seller’s Market! Should I Downsize Now?

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down.
October 16, 2021

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame?
September 9, 2021

Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?

Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home.
August 23, 2021

What Do Experts Say About Today’s Mortgage Rates?

Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers.
August 19, 2021

More Young People Are Buying Homes

There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership.
August 18, 2021

Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand

One of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe purchasing a home makes sense.
August 17, 2021

What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean?

And why are conditions today so good for people who want to list their house?
August 10, 2021

Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.

If you’re a first-time buyer looking for a starter home or are someone who’s interested in downsizing, it may be worth considering a condominium (condo) as a worthwhile option.
August 5, 2021

Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes

If you’re a homeowner looking to sell, your house is more attractive to a greater number of buyers as compared to earlier in the year.
August 4, 2021

Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You

Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential.
August 2, 2021

Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Before you decide whether you’re ready to buy a home, you should know how to answer these three questions.
July 27, 2021

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale.
July 26, 2021

Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.

Here are four expert opinions from professionals and organizations that have devoted their careers to giving great advice to the housing industry.
July 26, 2021

3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now

If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you.
July 22, 2021

Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books.
July 21, 2021

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs.
July 20, 2021

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons.
July 19, 2021

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average.
July 15, 2021

Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

Let’s look closely at the market conditions that impact home affordability.
July 14, 2021

Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?

An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we’ll see.
July 7, 2021

The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating.
July 6, 2021

A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025

Home prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners.
June 30, 2021

What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation kicked off a robust housing market in the first half of 2021, but what does the forecast tell us?
June 27, 2021

Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home

You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important?
June 16, 2021

Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy.
June 15, 2021

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

It's essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical stage of the homebuying process.
June 11, 2021

5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an Offer

When it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect place to call home. The problem is, in today’s market there just aren’t that many homes available to purchase.
June 3, 2021

Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?

Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe it’s time to make a move.
May 27, 2021

Don’t Wait To Sell Your House

We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market.
May 10, 2021

Buying a Home Is Still Affordable

Understanding how housing affordability works and the main market factors that impact it may help those who are ready to buy a home narrow down the optimal window of time in which to make a purchase.
May 7, 2021

3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House

Today’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. There are still some key things to know so you can avoid costly mistakes and win big when you make a move.
May 6, 2021

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home.
May 5, 2021

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale.
April 28, 2021

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now.
April 28, 2021

In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

For generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the market value of their house, then tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room.
April 27, 2021

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to reconsider what homeownership means and what they find most valuable in their living spaces.
April 26, 2021

4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House

Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition.
April 16, 2021

The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented Market

In a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home.
March 28, 2021

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move.
February 24, 2021

How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?

The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses.
January 24, 2021

Is This the Year to Sell My House?

Even with the current health crisis that continues to challenge our nation, Americans still feel good about selling a house.
January 24, 2021

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles.
January 24, 2021

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

Home price appreciation in 2021 will continue to be determined by this imbalance of supply and demand. If supply remains low and demand is high, prices will continue to increase.
January 24, 2021

Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year.
January 24, 2021

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows.
January 24, 2021

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

If you’re dreaming of buying a home this year, start by connecting with a local real estate professional to understand what goes into the process. With a trusted advisor at your side, you can then begin to answer the questions below to set yourself up for homebuying success.