What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained:

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Posted on January 15, 2021 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Housing Market Updates |

Turning a House into a Happy Home

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.

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Posted on December 29, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Seller Tips |

The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them. Continue reading


Posted on December 25, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Housing Market Updates |

The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, consult your lender – someone who is qualified to tell you how your financial decisions may impact your home loan.

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Posted on December 24, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Housing Market Updates, Mortgage |

5 Steps to Follow When Applying for Forbearance

If you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help. For homeowners experiencing financial hardship this year, the CARES Act provides mortgage payment deferral options, creating much-needed relief in these challenging times.

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Posted on December 18, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Housing Market Updates |

Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home This Winter?

Experts forecast a hot real estate market this winter. Let’s connect to make sure you have the most current information with the new digital buyer and seller guides.

Posted on December 14, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips, Video |

The Winter Housing Market Forecast Won’t Be Chilly

According to experts, the housing market is not forecasted to cool off this winter. Let’s connect to make sure you’re ready to enter the real estate market during the hottest time to buy or sell a home.

Posted on December 10, 2020 at 10:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips, Video |

With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now?

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer demand remains strong. In a recent newsletter, research analyst Ivy Zelman explained: Continue reading


Posted on December 4, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer. Here are five keys to success for this important stage in the homebuying process.

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Posted on December 3, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Housing Market Updates |

Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?

There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it has also prompted more Americans to reconsider the meaning of “home.” This quest for a place better equipped to fulfill our needs, along with record-low mortgage rates, has skyrocketed the demand for home purchases.

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Posted on November 30, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates |