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    How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 23, 2024

    Are big investors really buying up all the homes today? If you’re trying to find a house to buy, this may be something you’re wondering about. Maybe you’ve read about it or seen reels on social media saying investors buying all the homes is making it even harder to find what the average buyer is looking for. But... Read More

    What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 21, 2024

    If you’re thinking of making a move this year, there are two housing market factors that are probably on your mind: home prices and mortgage rates. You’re wondering what’s going to happen next. And if it’s worth it to move now, or better to wait it out. The only thing you can really do is make the best decision you can... Read More

    The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 18, 2024

    There’s no denying the last couple of years have been tough for anyone trying to buy a home because there haven’t been enough houses to go around. But things are starting to look up. There are more homes up for grabs this year. The graph below uses the latest data from Realtor.com to show in April 2024 there were more homes... Read More

    Thinking of Selling? You Want an Agent with These Skills

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 16, 2024

    Selling your house is a big decision. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ve probably ever made, and it’s a place where you’ve created countless memories. That combo means there’s going to be a lot of emotions involved. You want someone who understands your perspective, knows what it feels like, and is an expert at... Read More

    Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 14, 2024

    Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what’s going on with home prices these days. Here’s the scoop. The latest national data from Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows they’re going up (see graphs below): As you can see, home prices were rising for most of 2023. But... Read More

    The Top 2 Reasons To Consider a Newly Built Home

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 11, 2024

    When you’re planning a move, it’s normal to wonder where you’ll end up and what your future home is going to look like. Maybe you’ve got a specific picture of that house in your mind. But unless you came into this process knowing you want to buy a newly built home, you may not have pictured... Read More

    10 Things Every Homeowner Should Know

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 9, 2024

    There are some things every homeowner should know how to do…because chances are, you’re going to have to learn them eventually and a lot of us learn them the hard way! Take a peek at this list — how many of these can you do, right now? What would you like to learn? As homeowners,... Read More

    What’s Motivating Your Move?

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 7, 2024

    Thinking about selling your house? As you make your decision, consider what’s pushing you to think about moving. A recent survey from Realtor.com looked into why people want to sell their homes this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below): Let’s take a closer look and see if they’re motivating you to make a change too. 1.... Read More

    What Is Going on with Mortgage Rates?

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | May 4, 2024

    You may have heard mortgage rates are going to stay a bit higher for longer than originally expected. And if you’re wondering why, the answer lies in the latest economic data. Here’s a quick overview of what’s happening with mortgage rates and what experts say is ahead. Economic Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates When it comes to... Read More

    Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

    By Anna Tan-Gulay | April 30, 2024

    Thinking about selling your house? If you are, you might be weighing factors like today’s mortgage rates and your own changing needs to figure out your next move. Here’s something else to consider. According to the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Fannie Mae, the percent of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is on the rise (see graph below): Why Are... Read More