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Monthly Archives: August 2021

    More Young People Are Buying Homes

    By Mau Hernandez | August 30, 2021

    There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home as a reason for this belief. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist for First American, explains why millennials have put off certain milestones linked to homeownership. Those delays led to their homeownership rates trailing... Read More

    9 Curb Appeal Landscaping Ideas to Increase Your Listing’s Value

    By Mau Hernandez | August 27, 2021

    It takes a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for buyers to create an opinion when they see your listings for the first time. Curb appeal is critical for marketing a property.In our recent blog, we provide 9 curb appeal ideas to increase your listing’s value. 1.  Power wash walkway and siding  Dirt and debris build-up on your walkway or... Read More

    Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand

    By Mau Hernandez | August 23, 2021

    One of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe purchasing a home makes sense. Some claim rapidly rising home prices are impacting demand and, by extension, leading to the recent slowdown in sales activity. However, demand isn’t the real issue. Instead, it’s the lack of supply (homes... Read More

    The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale

    By Mau Hernandez | August 22, 2021

    If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. What you may not realize is that decision impacts people’s lives far beyond your own. Home purchases and sales are significant drivers of economic activity. They have a major impact on your community and the... Read More

    The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations

    By Mau Hernandez | August 17, 2021

    In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – renovate before selling. Here are some... Read More

    Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes

    By Mau Hernandez | August 10, 2021

    In April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift Towards New Construction, which reported: “60% of people who were looking to buy a home in 2020 said they’d prefer new construction to an existing home.” However, it seems buyers are now shifting their preferences back to existing homes. The latest Consumer Confidence Survey reveals... Read More

    Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

    By Mau Hernandez | August 8, 2021

    Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial information about today’s housing market that you need to make your best decision. Before you decide whether you’re ready to buy a... Read More

    Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You

    By Mau Hernandez | August 8, 2021

    Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence about whether to list your house now or later, the question you should really ask is: will this price appreciation last? Here’s what three leading industry experts... Read More

    Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

    By Mau Hernandez | August 2, 2021

    Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Conventional conforming mortgages (mortgages that conform to guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), accounted for 74% of mortgages obtained by homebuyers in May 2021, an increase from about 65% during 2018 through 2019…The share of VA-guaranteed loans has also decreased... Read More