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    Homebuilders Aren’t Overbuilding, They’re Catching Up

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | June 18, 2024

    You may have heard that there are more brand-new homes available right now than the norm. Today, about one in three homes on the market are newly built. And if you’re wondering what that means for the housing market and for your own move, here’s what you need to know. Why This Isn’t Like 2008 People remember what happened to... Read More

    What’s Motivating Your Move?

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | May 7, 2024

    Thinking about selling your house? As you make your decision, consider what’s pushing you to think about moving. A recent survey from Realtor.com looked into why people want to sell their homes this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below): Let’s take a closer look and see if they’re motivating you to make a change too. 1.... Read More

    Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | April 30, 2024

    Thinking about selling your house? If you are, you might be weighing factors like today’s mortgage rates and your own changing needs to figure out your next move. Here’s something else to consider. According to the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Fannie Mae, the percent of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is on the rise (see graph below): Why Are... Read More

    Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | April 16, 2024

    Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of these expenses? As Credit Karma explains: “If one of your goals is to stop renting... Read More

    Student Loans and Homeownership plans

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | April 9, 2024

    If you have student loans and want to buy a home, you might have questions about how your debt affects your plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off those loans before you can buy your first home? Or is it possible you could still qualify for a home loan even with that debt?... Read More

    Latest with Mortgage Rates

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | March 26, 2024

    Recent headlines may leave you wondering what’s next for mortgage rates. Maybe you’d previously heard there were going to be cuts this year that would bring rates down. That refers to the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and what they do to their Fed Funds Rate. While cutting, or lowering, the Fed Funds Rate doesn’t directly determine mortgage rates, it does... Read More

    Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | February 27, 2024

    Wondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. And if you look at the current number of homes for sale, you’ll see two reasons why. An article from Calculated Risk shows there are 15.6% more homes for sale now compared to the same week last year. That tells us inventory... Read More

    Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | February 20, 2024

    If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First... Read More

    Houses Are Still Selling Fast

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | February 6, 2024

    Have you been thinking about selling your house? If so, here’s some good news. While the housing market isn’t as frenzied as it was during the ‘unicorn’ years when houses were selling quicker than ever, they’re still selling faster than normal. The graph below uses data from Realtor.com to tell the story of median days on the market for every January from... Read More

    Why It’s More Affordable To Buy a Home This Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Gabriela Agostinelli | January 29, 2024

    Why It’s More Affordable To Buy a Home This Year [INFOGRAPHIC] Read More