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Monthly Archives: October 2021

    Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and Inspections

    By Mau Hernandez | October 31, 2021

    Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supply are driving intense competition and leading some buyers to consider waiving those contingencies to stand out in the crowded market. But is that the best move? Buying a home is... Read More

    Important Distinction: Homes Are Less Affordable, Not Unaffordable

    By Mau Hernandez | October 25, 2021

    It’s impossible to research the subject of buying a home without coming across a headline declaring that the fall in home affordability is a crisis. However, when we add context to the most recent affordability statistics, we soon realize that, though homes are less affordable than they have been over the last few years, they are more affordable than... Read More

    Sellers: Your House Could Be an Oasis for Buyers Seeking More Options

    By Mau Hernandez | October 23, 2021

    Sellers have a great opportunity this season as buyer demand still heavily outweighs the current supply of homes for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), today’s housing inventory sits at only a 2.6-month supply. To put that into perspective, a neutral market typically features a 6-month supply. That places today’s market firmly in the sellers’ market category.... Read More

    Renovate or Move?

    By Mau Hernandez | October 18, 2021

    The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3 2021. The survey reveals the following: 70% of respondents want more outdoor living space 69% of respondents want a home office (48% wanted multiple offices) 46% of respondents want... Read More

    Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

    By Mau Hernandez | October 17, 2021

    A recent survey from found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial reasons given include: The flexibility to make the space your own The pride homeownership offers The sense of stability In the same survey, 41% of respondents say they’d rather own a home than... Read More

    111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year

    By Mau Hernandez | October 11, 2021

    The financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. According to the latest research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Homeownership is a key pathway to building wealth and narrowing the racial income and wealth... Read More

    Don’t Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own – an Agent Can Help

    By Mau Hernandez | October 10, 2021

    If you’re looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers’ market like today’s, it can be tempting to list your house on your own – known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). But the truth is, a real estate professional can save you time and money by managing... Read More

    Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

    By Mau Hernandez | October 4, 2021

    Are you looking to buy a home? If so, we’ve got good news for you. While there’s no denying the housing market is having a great year, many of the headlines are focused on the perks for sellers. But what about buyers today? As a buyer, you’re likely braving bidding wars and weighing low mortgage rates versus price appreciation as you search for... Read More

    Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

    By Mau Hernandez | October 4, 2021

    A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage of the situation and purchased a bigger home. Other people thought working from home would be temporary, so they chose... Read More