Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners … [Read more...] about Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?
While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last? Is the real estate market going to crash? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March 2020, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new … [Read more...] about Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?
We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing color palettes, cozy character, and quiet retreats. Even if you don’t have … [Read more...] about 5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2021
This year has demonstrated, perhaps more than ever, the importance of our family, friends, neighbors, and community. It truly “takes a village” to keep a community functioning effectively, whether that’s by keeping our waterways clean, feeding the hungry, teaching our kids, or supporting small businesses. With the holidays right around the corner, … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Give Back to Our Local Community This Holiday Season
In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain? While average mortgage rates have drifted between 4% and 5% in recent years, they haven’t always been so … [Read more...] about Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers
Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last year.1 Fortunately, as restrictions have eased, we’ve seen an … [Read more...] about Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate Under the COVID-19 Shadow ?
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best … [Read more...] about #StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Below are the Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a … [Read more...] about Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade