American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions.

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Posted on August 15, 2019 at 1:57 pm
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership.

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Posted on August 14, 2019 at 1:56 pm
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, Buying Myths, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips, Selling Myths

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Continue reading

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy today. Continue reading

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 11:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, Buying Myths, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Lending, Mortgage, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips | Tagged , , , ,

3 Expert Insights On Inventory In The Current Market

The current housing landscape presents greater home values, low interest rates, and high buyer demand. All of these factors point to the strong market forecasted to continue throughout the rest of the year. Continue reading

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on Housing

We’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know a recession can’t be too far off, but when will this economic slowdown actually occur? Continue reading

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 11:30 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, Buying Myths, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I move? The list goes on and on. Continue reading

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 8:25 am
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips, Selling Myths | Tagged , , ,

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market

We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019.

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Posted on July 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips

Is Renting Right for Me?

If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than you realize.

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Posted on July 25, 2019 at 3:28 pm
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, Buying Myths, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy, Seller Tips

What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers

Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy.

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Posted on July 24, 2019 at 3:21 pm
Jennifer Angel | Category: Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips, Selling Myths