Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once. Searching … [Read more...] about 9 Tips For Buying & Selling At The Same Time
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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 ?
Home ownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of home ownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do … [Read more...] about Take Advantage of Your Home Equity
Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more. Below is my Real Estate … [Read more...] about Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move
Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. Do your preparation by reading and acting on the Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and … [Read more...] about The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready
By Lance Lambert What are you hankering for when you buy a home? Good space and great bones? You bet. Nice neighborhoods and highly rated schools? Check. Maybe even some awesome shiplap design notes? No prob, “Fixer Upper” obsessives! But when you put all of those different factors into a grinder, there’s one thing that comes out the other … [Read more...] about Liftoff! 10 Surprising U.S. Cities Where Home Values Are Skyrocketing
By Cathie Ericsson For veterans and active military, VA loans are a great way to achieve the dream of homeownership. More than 22 million service members have used these flexible, no down payment loans since 1944. But when people hear “no down payment,” they often don’t realize they’ll still need some cash on hand to finish the deal. “Zero down does … [Read more...] about 9 Home-Buying Costs Veterans and Active Military Should Keep in Mind