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    The True Strength of Homeowners Today

    By Bob Sophiea | September 26, 2022

    The real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and the difference is being felt. The question now is, just how financially strong are homeowners throughout the country? Mortgage debt grew beyond 10 trillion dollars over the past year, […] Read More

    Fall Home Selling Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Bob Sophiea | September 23, 2022

    Some Highlights When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out so it catches the attention of buyers. A real estate professional can help you decide what to do to make that happen. Focus on tasks that can make it in... Read More

    What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year

    By Bob Sophiea | September 22, 2022

    Experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace. Over the past couple of years, home prices have risen at an unsustainable rate, leaving many to wonder how long it would last. If you’re asking yourself: what’s ahead […] Read More

    Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now

    By Bob Sophiea | September 21, 2022

    Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on their current home. You may even have the same hesitation if you’re thinking about selling your house. Data shows 51% of homeowners have a mortgage […] Read More

    Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.

    By Bob Sophiea | September 20, 2022

    While watching the stock market recently may have started to feel pretty challenging, checking the value of your home should come as welcome relief in this volatile time. If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a big boost over the past few years thanks to rising home prices. And that increase in your wealth […] Read More

    Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

    By Bob Sophiea | September 19, 2022

    If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and Now During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit […] Read More

    A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Bob Sophiea | September 16, 2022

    Some Highlights Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity whil... Read More

    Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

    By Bob Sophiea | September 15, 2022

    If you’re thinking about buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over asking price to get your offer considered may be coming to a […] Read More

    Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

    By Bob Sophiea | September 14, 2022

    The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow down an overheated real estate market. Over the past two years, home prices have appreciated at an unsustainable pace causing many to ask: are things just slowing down, or is a […] Read More

    Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing Market

    By Bob Sophiea | September 13, 2022

    It’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more costly to purchase a home. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Compared to one year ago, the monthly mortgage payment rose to $1,944 from $1,265, an increase of 53.7%.” If you’re […] Read More