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Wednesday, August 17, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

The Pros and Cons of Purchasing Your “Second Home” First in a Remote Location

The real estate market in the United States is far from ideal. Between the lack of supply for new construction and renovations, to the overall rising prices of homes, people have been responding to the market in a variety of different ways. One route that people have been taking, as noticed by real estate agents, is that people will purchase their “second” home first. What this means is that instead of buying a house in their area, which might be astronomically expensive, they’ll purchase a home in a more remote area and use that as their second home.
Pros


Ability to Purchase Real Estate Faster
Real estate, especially these days, is going to be a great investment. In most cases, the faster you purchase a home, the sooner it can begin to gain equity or value. If you choose to purchase a home away from the area in which you want to reside, specifically in a remote area, you will reap the benefits of owning a home much sooner. If you live in a popular city, where ...

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Monday, August 1, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market

Some Highlights

The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home.
Housing inventory is increasing, which means more options for your search. Plus, the intensity of bidding wars may ease as buyer demand moderates, leading to fewer homes selling above asking price.
If you’re ready to buy a home, now may be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Partner with a real estate professional to start the homebuying process today. ...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales.
But the transition back toward pre-pandemic levels isn’t a bad thing. In fact, the years leading up to the pandemic were some of the best the housing market has seen. That’s why, as the market undergoes this shift, it’s important to compare today not to the abnormal pandemic years, but to the most recent normal years to show how the current housing market is still strong.
Higher Mortgage Rates Are Moderating the Housing Market 
The ShowingTime Showing Index tracks the traffic of home showings according to agents and brokers. It’s also a good indication of buyer demand over time. Here’s a look at their data going back to 2017 (see graph below):

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Friday, July 15, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? Should I make a move this year? To help answer those questions, let’s turn to the experts for projections on what the second half of the year holds for residential real estate.
Where Mortgage Rates Will Go Depends on Inflation
While one of the big questions on all buyers’ minds is where will mortgage rates go in the months ahead, no one has a crystal ball to know exactly what’ll happen in the future. What housing market experts know for sure is that the record-low mortgage rates during the pandemic were an outlier, not the norm.
This year, rates have climbed over 2% due to the Federal Reserve’s response to rising inflation. If inflation continues to rise, it’s likely that mortgage rates will respond. Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst ...

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Friday, July 1, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment

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Based on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years in a row.



Owning real estate is more than just a place to call home. It’s also an investment in your future. That’s because it’s typically a stable and secure asset that can grow in value over time.



If you’re ready to buy a home and invest in your future, reach out to a local real estate advisor. ...

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