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    How Experts Can Help Close the Gap in Today’s Homeownership Rate

    By Treasure Davis | February 7, 2023

    As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the past and present experiences of Black Americans. This includes the path toward investing in a home of their own. And while equitable access to housing has come a long way, homeownership can be a steeper climb for households of color. It’s an important experience to... Read More

    The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

    By Treasure Davis | February 6, 2023

    Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their plans to move on hold, not wanting to lose the low mortgage rate they have on their current house. And while today’s rates have started... Read More

    You May Not Need as Much as You Think for Your Down Payment [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Treasure Davis | February 3, 2023

    Some Highlights Many people believe you need to put down 20% of the purchase price when you buy a home. But recent homebuyers actually put down far less on their purchase. And with programs like FHA loans, VA loans, and USDA loans, some qualified buyers are able to put down as little as 0-3.5%. Let’s connect to make sure you have a... Read More

    Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023

    By Treasure Davis | February 2, 2023

    The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing, and... Read More

    Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

    By Treasure Davis | February 1, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of homeowners have considered... Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By Treasure Davis | January 31, 2023

    As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling. Now, however, rates are beginning to come down—and buyers are starting to reenter the market. In fact, the latest... Read More

    Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options.

    By Treasure Davis | January 30, 2023

    There are plenty of good reasons you might be ready to move. No matter your motivations, before you list your current house, you need to consider where you’ll go next. In today’s market, it makes sense to explore all your options. That includes both homes that have been lived in before as well as newly built ones.... Read More

    Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Treasure Davis | January 27, 2023

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term. Homeownership wins over time. Let’s connect so you can start your homebuying journey today. Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines

    By Treasure Davis | January 25, 2023

    If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure crisis is... Read More

    The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

    By Treasure Davis | January 24, 2023

    If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares: “. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more optimistic economic... Read More