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    Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

    By Connor Phalen | September 23, 2021

    If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to ask yourself […] Read More

    Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

    By Connor Phalen | September 22, 2021

    There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a home. For over half of those surveyed, the ability to afford a down payment is […] Read More

    Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

    By Connor Phalen | September 21, 2021

    A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage of the situation and purchased a bigger home. Other people thought working from home would be temporary, […] Read More

    Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

    By Connor Phalen | September 20, 2021

    If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than […] Read More

    Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Connor Phalen | September 17, 2021

    Some Highlights Whether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around. Buyers can take advantage of today's mortgage rates to escape rising rents and keep monthly payments affordable. Sellers can reap the benefits of multiple offers and a fast sale. If this sounds like good news to you, let’s connect today so you can capitalize on the unique opportunity you have in today’s market. Read More

    Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

    By Connor Phalen | September 16, 2021

    An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two years. It’s the reason many would-be purchasers are frustrated with the bidding wars over the […] Read More

    5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer

    By Connor Phalen | September 15, 2021

    In today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of houses for sale and high buyer demand. If you’re buying this fall, you’ll want every advantage, especially when you’ve found the home of your dreams. Below are five things to keep […] Read More

    The Truth About Today’s Buyer Demand

    By Connor Phalen | September 14, 2021

    When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it can be hard to know what to believe, put your trust in the experts. Those of us in the housing market respect that buying or selling a home is […] Read More

    Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home

    By Connor Phalen | September 13, 2021

    If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals are highly experienced in how to sell houses safely during the pandemic. Over the last year, agents have adopted new technologies and safety measures designed to keep you safe. And experts say […] Read More

    Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Connor Phalen | September 10, 2021

    Some Highlights When it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply of available homes looks like to how much houses are selling for. It takes professionals who study expert opinions and data... Read More