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    Homeowners Have a Lot of Equity Right Now

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | September 1, 2023

    Homeowners Have a Lot of Equity Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Your equity grows as you pay down your home loan and as home prices increase. With home prices rising again, your equity is getting an extra boost. Almost half of homeowners are equity rich because they have at least 50% equity in their homes. If you’ve been in your home for a... Read More

    How Inflation Affects the Housing Market

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 31, 2023

    How Inflation Affects the Housing Market Have you ever wondered how inflation impacts the housing market? Believe it or not, they’re connected. Whenever there are changes to one, both are affected. Here’s a high-level overview of the connection between the two. The Relationship Between Housing Inflation and Overall Inflation Shelter inflation is the measure of price growth specific... Read More

    Buyer Traffic Is Still Stronger than the Norm

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 30, 2023

    Buyer Traffic Is Still Stronger than the Norm Are you putting off selling your house because you’re worried no one’s buying because of where mortgage rates are? If so, know this: the latest data shows plenty of buyers are still out there, and they’re purchasing homes today. Here’s the data to prove it. The ShowingTime Showing Index is a measure of... Read More

    Why You May Still Want To Sell Your House After All

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 29, 2023

    Why You May Still Want To Sell Your House After All Even though you may feel reluctant to sell your house because you don’t want to take on a mortgage rate that’s higher than the one you have now, there’s more to consider. While the financial side of things does matter, your personal needs may actually matter just as... Read More

    Gen Z: The Next Generation Is Making Moves in the Housing Market

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 28, 2023

    Gen Z: The Next Generation Is Making Moves in the Housing Market Generation Z (Gen Z) is eager to put down their own roots and achieve financial independence. As a result, they’re turning to homeownership. According to the latest Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 30% of Gen Z buyers transitioned straight... Read More

    Today’s Housing Market Has Only Half the Usual Inventory

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 25, 2023

    Today’s Housing Market Has Only Half the Usual Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights There are only about half the number of homes for sale compared to the last normal years in the market. That means buyers don’t have enough options right now. So, if you work with an agent to list your house, it should be in the spotlight. If you’re... Read More

    More Jobs and Better Pay Leads to More Buyer Demand

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 24, 2023

    More Jobs and Better Pay Leads to More Buyer Demand There’s been talk about a recession for quite a while now. But the economy has been remarkably resilient. Why? One reason is employment and wages have stayed strong. Let’s look at the latest information on each one and why both are good news if you’re... Read More

    Why You Need a True Expert in Today’s Housing Market

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 23, 2023

    Why You Need a True Expert in Today’s Housing Market The housing market continues to shift and change, and in a fast-moving landscape like we’re in right now, it’s more important than ever to have a trusted real estate agent on your side. Whether you’re buying your first home or selling once again, it’s mission critical... Read More

    Why You Don’t Need To Fear the Return of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 22, 2023

    Why You Don’t Need To Fear the Return of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages If you remember the housing crash back in 2008, you may recall just how popular adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were back then. And after years of being virtually nonexistent, more people are once again using ARMs when buying a home. Let’s break down why that’s... Read More

    Why Median Home Sales Price Is Confusing Right Now

    By Khaliyah Heaven Barakhyahu | August 21, 2023

    Why Median Home Sales Price Is Confusing Right Now The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is set to release its most recent Existing Home Sales (EHS) report tomorrow. This monthly release provides information on the volume of sales and price trends for homes that have previously been owned. In the upcoming release, it’ll likely say home prices are down. This may... Read More