Wednesday, September 1, 2021 / by Randy Keys
Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once.
Searching for a new home can be exciting, but many homebuyers admit that it can also be stressful, especially if you live in an unpredictable market with plenty of competitors. Unfortunately, waiting out a competitive housing market isn’t always the best idea either since listings are expected to remain limited in the most coveted neighborhoods for some time.²
That doesn't mean, though, that you should just throw up your hands and give up on moving altogether. In fact, as a current homeowner, you could be in a better position than most to capitalize on a seller’s market and make a smootht ...
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 / by Randy Keys
Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.
Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners during a challenging time. However, for some renters, rising home prices are making dreams of homeownership feel further out of reach.
If you’re a homeowner, it’s important for you to understand how your home’s value contributes to your overall net worth. If you’re a renter, now is the time for you to figure out how homeownership fits into your short-term goals and your long-term financial future. An investment in real estate can help you grow your net worth, build wealth over time, and gain a foothold in the housing market to keep pace with rising prices.
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Thursday, April 8, 2021 / by Eric Aubrey (Wroblewski)
The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 one of the most deadly and challenging years in our lifetime. Thankfully, the availability of vaccines has begun to provide hope of returning to some version of normalcy. As we move in that direction, many across the country have been considering whether this is a good time to buy or sell a home. Sometimes the most challenging of times presents the most unique opportunities. We’ll explain.
While attempting to keep our families healthy, the concerns of normal life have not gone away. The bills don’t stop, nor concerns about 401Ks, investments, job, retirement, and markets stability. Thankfully, real estate values have not been something to worry about. In 2020, especially the last half of the year, buyer demand for homes remained incredibly strong, fueled by record-low mortgage rates.
Perhaps because we were home-bound, many of us began to really think more about where we live. If I can work from home… where might I want “ho; ...