The real estate market is soaring today. Residential home values are rising, and that’s a big win for homeowners. In 2020, there was a double-digit increase in home values – a trend that’s expected to head toward similar levels this year. Long-term historical appreciation has proven to be around 3% per year. But, as an example, theContinue reading “Housing Wealth: The Missing Piece of the Affordability Equation”
Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads. Too often we take all you do for granted. This is our time to reflect on all the ways the Dads in our lives have made an impact. After all, our kids would only be half as awesome, cool and strong without you. 🙂 Truth be known…so wouldContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day”
In a recent post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a better investment than buying stocks. And a May Gallup Poll reaffirmed those findings. In an article on the current real estate market, Gallup reports: “Gallup usually finds that Americans regard real estate as the best long-term investment amongContinue reading “Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold”
(NOTE FROM YOUR@HOME TEAM: This week we invited one of our long-time preferred lenders to share her views on this extremely hot real estate market we are experiencing. Leslie Vanderwerf, with Cross Country Mortgage, is a loan officer with over 25 years of experience in lending and teaching buyers about the best options available forContinue reading “Patience!”
As we approach Memorial Day weekend, we want to thank those who have sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy. In real estate, we do so by helping our vets get into great homes with great programs that are available ONLY to vets! The VA loan, or Veterans’ Affairs loan, has many advantages for the eligible veteran,Continue reading “Honoring our Veterans”
Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs. ToContinue reading “Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune”
Last week I ran away (or flew) to Florida with a couple girlfriends for some sun and relaxation. We only went away for a long weekend but came back so refreshed. I recently read a study that said that the happiest people are those that travel at least 3X’s a year. I concur and wantContinue reading “6 Benefits of Travel”
The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market is for more listingsContinue reading “4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now”
We continue to have discussions with people about “when” (not if!) the real estate market is going to crash again. People are fearful of another foreclosure wave because there are approximately 2.3 million households currently in forbearance who eventually will no longer have the protection of a forbearance program. Some folks are assuming there couldContinue reading “When Will All the Foreclosures Hit the Market?”
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