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    Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023

    By Steven Padernacht | February 2, 2023

    The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing, and... Read More

    Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

    By Steven Padernacht | February 1, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of homeowners have considered... Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By Steven Padernacht | January 31, 2023

    As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling. Now, however, rates are beginning to come down—and buyers are starting to reenter the market. In fact, the latest... Read More

    Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options.

    By Steven Padernacht | January 30, 2023

    There are plenty of good reasons you might be ready to move. No matter your motivations, before you list your current house, you need to consider where you’ll go next. In today’s market, it makes sense to explore all your options. That includes both homes that have been lived in before as well as newly built ones.... Read More

    Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Steven Padernacht | January 27, 2023

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term. Homeownership wins over time. Let’s connect so you can start your homebuying journey today. Read More

    Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

    By Steven Padernacht | January 26, 2023

    Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to... Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines

    By Steven Padernacht | January 25, 2023

    If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure crisis is... Read More

    The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

    By Steven Padernacht | January 24, 2023

    If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares: “. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more optimistic economic... Read More

    Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.

    By Steven Padernacht | January 23, 2023

    Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains: “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might wish to adjust accordingly... Read More

    What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Steven Padernacht | January 20, 2023

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision—but perspective matters. While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some markets, home values are still up almost 10% nationally on a year-over-year basis. A nearly 10% gain is still dramatic compared to the more normal level of appreciation, which... Read More