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Monthly Archives: January 2023

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 31, 2023

    As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling. Read More

    Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options.

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 30, 2023

    There are plenty of good reasons you might be ready to move. No matter your motivations, before you list your current house, you need to consider where you’ll go next. Read More

    Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 27, 2023

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term. Read More

    Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 26, 2023

    Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to buy a home, here’s why it makes sense to move before the spring market picks up. Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 25, 2023

    If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure crisis is not where the market is headed, and understanding what that really means is mission critical if you want to know the truth about what’s happening today. Here’s a deeper look. Read More

    The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 24, 2023

    If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares: Read More

    Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 23, 2023

    Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains: Read More

    What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 20, 2023

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision—but perspective matters. While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some markets, home values are still up almost 10% nationally on a year-over-year basis. A nearly 10% gain is still dramatic compared to the more normal level of appreciation, which is 3-4%. Read More

    A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 19, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move. That means you’re likely balancing a number of factors, like your changing needs, where you’ll go when you sell, and today’s mortgage rates in order to time it just right. Read More

    Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know

    By Sarah & Tim Caudill | January 19, 2023

    One of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and what it does for you. Business Insider explains: Read More