Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):

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Posted on November 27, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as we approach the end of the year, but that could be a big mistake for many hopeful house hunters. Here’s why.  Continue reading


Posted on November 26, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Housing Market Updates |

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate remotely to keep their employees healthy, safe, and productive. For many, it may be carrying into next year, and possibly beyond.

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Posted on November 20, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in COVID-19, Housing Market Updates |

Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market

In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly. As Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes:

“It will be one of the best winter sales years ever.”

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Posted on November 19, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyers, Housing Market Updates |

Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth

For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. In fact, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finance Data from the Federal Reserve, for the average homeowner:

“…a primary home accounts for 90% of the total wealth of a family in the U.S.”

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

Making a Home for the Brave Possible [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

  • VA Home Loans provide unique opportunities for Veterans, active-duty personnel, and their families in recognition of their service to our Nation.
  • For eligible individuals, options associated with VA Loans can help make the dream of homeownership a reality.
  • If you or someone you know may benefit from a VA Loan, let’s connect to answer your questions today.

Posted on November 17, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Housing Market Updates, Infographics |

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy to meet that growing need. This means now is the time to make a move so you can close the deal on your ideal terms.

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Posted on November 17, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, COVID-19, Housing Market Updates |

Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure Crisis

As the current forbearance mortgage relief options come to an end, many are wondering if we’ll face a foreclosure crisis next year. This is understandable, especially for those who remember the housing crisis that began in 2008. The reality is, plans have been put in place through forbearance to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.

 

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Posted on November 16, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options?

Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners were immediately concerned about being able to pay their mortgages, and understandably so. To assist in this challenging time, two protection plans were put into place to help support those in need.

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Posted on October 22, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Housing Market Updates, Seller Tips |

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale

Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.

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Posted on October 21, 2020 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buyers, Housing Market Updates |