HOME AND LIFESTYLE BLOGS

HOME AND LIFESTYLE BLOGS

HOME AND LIFESTYLE BLOGS

  • Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?
    on May 5, 2021

    So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more […]

  • 4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now
    on May 4, 2021

    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 […]

  • Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable
    on May 3, 2021

    Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, […]

  • Should I Buy Now or Wait? [INFOGRAPHIC]
    on April 30, 2021

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again. Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in […]

  • Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?
    on April 29, 2021

    At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would increase from record-low levels and put an end to the […]

  • Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year
    on April 28, 2021

    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. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) […]

  • Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?
    on April 27, 2021

    Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before. This is the second consecutive month that sales have slumped. Some see this as evidence that the […]

  • 4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House
    on April 26, 2021

    Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it’s fueling a steady rise […]