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Friday, May 20, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

Don’t Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans

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If recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy, here’s what experts have to say.
Housing is an asset that typically grows in value. Plus, your mortgage helps stabilize your monthly housing costs, and buying protects you from rising rents.
Experts say owning a home is historically a good hedge against inflation. Work with a real estate professional if you’re ready to start the homebuying process today. ...

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Monday, May 16, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market

While you may have seen recent stories about the volume of foreclosures today, context is important. During the pandemic, many homeowners were able to pause their mortgage payments using the forbearance program. The goal was to help homeowners financially during the uncertainty created by the health crisis.

When the forbearance program began, many experts were concerned it would result in a wave of foreclosures coming to the market, as there was after the housing crash in 2008. Here’s a look at why the number of foreclosures we’re seeing today is nothing like the last time.

1. There Are Fewer Homeowners in Trouble

Today’s data shows that most homeowners are exiting their forbearance plan either fully caught up on payments or with a plan from the bank that restructured their loan in a way that allowed them to start making payments again. The graph below depicts those findings from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA): ...

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Friday, May 13, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional.

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If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your trusted real estate advisor to be your guide.
In today’s sellers’ market, buyers have limited options and may be more willing to take on repairs themselves.
If you’re thinking about selling your house, connect with a real estate professional so you have expert advice that’s customized to your home and local area. ...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home that meets their needs. That’s largely because the inventory of homes for sale is so low today.

If you’re looking to buy a home, you may have noticed this yourself. But there is good news. Recent data shows more sellers are listing their houses this season, which may give you more options for your home search.

Early Signs Inventory May Be Growing

The latest data from realtor.com shows the number of listings coming onto the market, known in the industry as “new listings,” has increased since the start of the year (see graph below):







This indicates more sellers are listing their homes for sale each month this year. And according to realtor.com, this growth is expected to continue. Their&nbs ...

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Friday, May 6, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

2022 Housing Market Forecast

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What does the rest of the year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts have to say about what lies ahead.
Home prices are projected to rise and so are mortgage rates. Experts are also forecasting another strong year for home sales as people move to meet their changing needs.
Connect with a local real estate professional so you can make your best move this year. ...

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