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Monthly Archives: November 2021

    Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House

    By Mau Hernandez | November 29, 2021

    As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and competitive mortgage rates are motivating homeowners to make a move that addresses their changing lifestyles. In fact, recent data from shows a larger share of homeowners are planning to list their houses this winter. So, that means more... Read More

    Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season

    By Mau Hernandez | November 22, 2021

    Are you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure you’ll have the time to do so as the holidays draw near? If so, consider this: even as the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of buyers out there, and they really want your house. Here’s why selling this winter is a win for you. Today’s buyers... Read More

    Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before.

    By Mau Hernandez | November 20, 2021

    Like most industries, residential real estate has seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April, May, and June) than in any other quarter of the... Read More

    4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

    By Mau Hernandez | November 15, 2021

    As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle on renting for another... Read More

    VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams

    By Mau Hernandez | November 13, 2021

    The purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving our nation. As the Veterans Administration says of the program: “The objective of the VA Home Loan Guaranty program is to help eligible Veterans, active-duty personnel, surviving spouses, and members of the Reserves... Read More

    Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates

    By Mau Hernandez | November 8, 2021

    With the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics dominating the discussion in the housing market today. And since experts project rates will rise further in the coming months, that conversation isn’t going away any time soon. But as a homebuyer, what do rates above 3% really mean? Today’s Average Mortgage Rate... Read More

    Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year

    By Mau Hernandez | November 6, 2021

    Rents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from shows rents are rising at a rate much higher than the three years leading up to the pandemic: “Since January of this year, the national median rent has increased by a staggering 16.4 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January to September averaged just 3.4... Read More

    Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?

    By Mau Hernandez | November 1, 2021

    The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time, and today’s buyers are looking for homes with more space to support their work needs. As a seller, if you no longer need the extra room you have in your home, rest assured... Read More