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Monthly Archives: August 2020

    Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

    By Treasure Davis | August 31, 2020

    With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy a home this season.... Read More

    Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?

    By Ian Cuevas | August 26, 2020

    Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. It’s a great question to ask, and one to look at from the pros and cons... Read More

    The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

    By Treasure Davis | August 24, 2020

    Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from the... Read More

    Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market

    By Treasure Davis | August 18, 2020

    In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the current demand. Now, however, we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers. Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com, explains: “Seller confidence has... Read More

    The Beginning of an Economic Recovery

    By Treasure Davis | August 17, 2020

    The news these days seems to have a mix of highs and lows. We may hear that an economic recovery is starting, but we’ve also seen some of the worst economic data in the history of our country. The challenge today is to understand exactly what’s going on and what it means relative to the... Read More

    Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade

    By Treasure Davis | August 14, 2020

    Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Sometimes it helps to see the dollars and cents you’ll save when you purchase a home while mortgage rates are low. Today’s low rates mean it’s less expensive to borrow money, so the savings over the life of your loan is significant. Let’s connect to determine... Read More

    Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years

    By Treasure Davis | August 13, 2020

    Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues. The way the housing market is positioned today, however, low mortgage rates are actually making homes more affordable, even as prices rise. Here’s why. According to the Mortgage Monitor Report from Black Knight: “While home... Read More

    Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing Market

    By Treasure Davis | August 11, 2020

    Today’s housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it’s also setting up some outstanding opportunities for buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, there are perks today that are rarely available, and definitely worth looking into. Here are the top two. The Biggest Perk for Buyers: Low Mortgage Rates The... Read More

    How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?

    By Treasure Davis | August 6, 2020

    With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially expected), homeowners throughout the country are re-evaluating their needs. Do I still need to live close to my company’s office building? Do I need a larger home with more office space? Would... Read More

    Why Homeowners Have Great Selling Power Today

    By Treasure Davis | August 5, 2020

    We’re sitting in an optimal moment in time for homeowners who are ready to sell their houses and make a move this year. Today’s homeowners are, on average, staying in their homes longer than they used to, and this is one factor driving increased homeowner equity. When equity grows, selling a house becomes increasingly desirable. Here’s a breakdown... Read More