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    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

    By John DeGrood | January 27, 2022

    If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation right now. Here’s why. Demand Is Very Strong According... Read More

    Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?

    By John DeGrood | January 26, 2022

    Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from realtor.com: “More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .” The study also found that many existing homeowners (34%) have already considered... Read More

    The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here

    By John DeGrood | January 25, 2022

    Many members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move on from renting. As you set off... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

    By John DeGrood | January 24, 2022

    You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why. Being intentional and competitive are... Read More

    Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By John DeGrood | January 21, 2022

    Some Highlights According to a Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for eight years in a row. Real estate tops the list because you’re not just buying a place to call home – you’re investing in your future. Real estate is typically considered a stable and secure asset that can grow in value over time. Let’s... Read More

    Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

    By John DeGrood | January 20, 2022

    One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are available for sale. While... Read More

    With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

    By John DeGrood | January 19, 2022

    Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. That’s the highest point it’s been in almost two years. If you’re thinking about buying a home, this news may have come as a bit of a shock. But the truth is, it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Experts have been calling for rates to rise in their... Read More

    Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

    By John DeGrood | January 18, 2022

    As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You want to time it just right so you can get the most out of the sale of your current house. You also want to know you’re... Read More

    Achieving the Dream of Homeownership

    By John DeGrood | January 17, 2022

    Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and it’s one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. But owning a home is also a deeply personal dream. Our home provides us with safety and security, and it’s a place where we can grow and flourish. Today, we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King,... Read More

    When Is the Right Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By John DeGrood | January 14, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re trying to decide when to list your house, the time is now. There are plenty of buyers eagerly waiting for your home to hit the market. The latest data indicates home showings are rising. There are more buyers than homes for sale right now. That means you’ll likely receive multiple offers, and your home won’t be on the market... Read More

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