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    Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.

    By Monica Young | January 23, 2023

    Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right. Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains: “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends... Read More

    What’s Really Happening with Home Prices?

    By Monica Young | January 20, 2023

    What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? Some Highlights If you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision—but perspective matters. While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some markets, home values are still up almost 10% nationally on a year-over-year basis. A nearly 10% gain is still dramatic compared to the... Read More

    Key Terms To Know When Buying a Home

    By Monica Young | January 13, 2023

    Key Terms To Know When Buying a Home Some Highlights Buying a home is a major transaction that can seem even more complex when you don’t understand the terms used throughout the process. If you’re looking to become a homeowner this year, it’s important to know these housing terms and how they relate to the current market so you feel... Read More

    Is It Time To Sell Your Second Home?

    By Monica Young | January 12, 2023

    Is It Time To Sell Your Second Home? During the pandemic, second homes became popular because of the rise in work-from-home flexibility. That’s because owning a second home, especially in the luxury market, allowed those homeowners to spend more time in their favorite places or with different home features. Keep in mind, a luxury home... Read More

    The Truth About Negative Home Equity Headlines

    By Monica Young | January 10, 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

    Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023

    By Monica Young | January 4, 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

    Planning To Sell Your House? It’s Critical To Hire a Pro.

    By Monica Young | December 29, 2022

    Planning To Sell Your House? It’s Critical To Hire a Pro. With higher mortgage rates and moderating buyer demand, conditions in the housing market are different today. And if you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to understand how the market has changed and what that means for you. The best way to make sure you’re... Read More

    What Makes a House a Home?

    By Monica Young | December 22, 2022

    What Makes a House a Home? There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of buying a home are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Home means something different to all of us. Whether it’s sharing... Read More

    3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

    By Monica Young | November 29, 2022

    3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years as home prices skyrocketed and you made your monthly mortgage payments. Home equity builds over time and can help you achieve certain goals. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average borrower with a home loan has... Read More

    Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time

    By Monica Young | November 21, 2022

    Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed... Read More