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    What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?

    By John DeGrood | July 7, 2022

    According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the Federal Reserve met and confirmed they were strongly committed to bringing down inflation. And, in order to do so, they’d use their tools and influence to slow down the economy. All of this brings up... Read More

    How Your Equity Can Grow over Time

    By John DeGrood | July 6, 2022

    It’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As Diana Olick, Real Estate Correspondent at CNBC, says: “The stunning jump in home values over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic has given U.S. homeowners record amounts of housing wealth.” That’s great for your home’s value over the last... Read More

    Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?

    By John DeGrood | July 5, 2022

    Defining the American dream is personal, and no one individual will have the same definition as another. But the feelings it brings about – success, freedom, and a sense of prosperity – are universal. That’s why, for many people, homeownership remains a key part of the American dream. Your home is your stake in the community, a strong financial investment,... Read More

    Happy Independence Day

    By John DeGrood | July 4, 2022

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    Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By John DeGrood | July 1, 2022

    Some Highlights Based on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years in a row. Owning real estate is more than just a place to call home. It’s also an investment in your future. That’s because it’s typically a stable and secure asset that can grow in value over time. If you’re ready to buy... Read More

    If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical

    By John DeGrood | June 30, 2022

    It can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your home on your own. But today’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not only will a trusted real estate advisor keep you updated... Read More

    Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs

    By John DeGrood | June 29, 2022

    A recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying journey. It found that 36% of those polled said saving for a down payment is one of their primary hurdles to buying a home. If you feel the same way, the good news is there are many down payment assistance programs available that... Read More

    A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

    By John DeGrood | June 28, 2022

    There’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers faced during the pandemic were the limited number of homes for sale and the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. But those two things have reached a turning point.... Read More

    Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble

    By John DeGrood | June 27, 2022

    You may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand that the data and expert opinions tell a different story. A recent survey from Pulsenomics asked over one hundred housing market experts and real estate economists if they believe the housing market is in a bubble. The results indicate... Read More

    Why an Agent Is Essential When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By John DeGrood | June 24, 2022

    Some Highlights When it comes to pricing your house, there’s a lot to consider. The only way to ensure you price it right is by partnering with a local real estate professional. To find the best price, your agent balances current market demand, the values of homes in your neighborhood, where prices are headed, and your... Read More

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