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Monthly Archives: January 2022

    Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

    By Monica Young | January 31, 2022

    Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider. According to the latest report from ATTOM Data, owning a home is more affordable than renting in the majority of... Read More

    Why Your Home Inspection Matters

    By Monica Young | January 28, 2022

    Why Your Home Inspection Matters Some Highlights Buying a home and wondering if your inspection is necessary? While some buyers may decide to waive their inspection, it’s risky decision. Your home inspection is a crucial step in the homebuying process. It assesses the condition of the home you plan to purchase, so you can avoid costly surprises down the road. Let’s connect so you... Read More

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

    By Monica Young | 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. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation... Read More

    Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?

    By Monica Young | January 26, 2022

    Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change? Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from realtor.com: “More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .” The study also found... Read More

    The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here

    By Monica Young | January 25, 2022

    The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here Many members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

    By Monica Young | January 24, 2022

    Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022 You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an... Read More

    Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment

    By Monica Young | January 21, 2022

    Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Some Highlights According to a Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for eight years in a row. Real estate tops the list because you’re not just buying a place to call home – you’re investing in your future. Real estate is typically considered a stable and... Read More

    Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

    By Monica Young | January 20, 2022

    Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low? One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a... Read More

    With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

    By Monica Young | January 19, 2022

    With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. That’s the highest point it’s been in almost two years. If you’re thinking about buying a home, this news may have come as a bit of a shock. But the truth is, it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Experts... Read More

    Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

    By Monica Young | January 18, 2022

    Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You want to time it just right so you can get the most out of the sale of... Read More