Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or keep renting instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging to pinpoint the best time to start exploring homeownership. Keep reading for ... » Learn More about To buy or to rent?
The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19% in 2021, driven primarily by low mortgage rates, a major supply shortage, and a year's worth of buyers that ... » Learn More about Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022
The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if you spend U.S. dollars, inflation impacts you. Moreover, economists expect the effects of inflation, like a higher cost ... » Learn More about 3 Real Estate Investment Types to Hedge Against Inflation
There’s a lot to consider when selling your home - from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily ... » Learn More about 8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022
Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021.1 However, there were signs in the fourth quarter that the red-hot housing market was beginning to simmer ... » Learn More about A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022