With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage ... » Learn More about 3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble
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In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should ... » Learn More about What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise
An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we’ll see. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, recently said of our ... » Learn More about Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?
In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the economy rebounds and life is returning to normal, the real estate market is expected to have an unusually strong ... » Learn More about Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market
Home prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners. Appreciation and home equity are directly linked – as the value of a home increases, so does a homeowner’s equity. And with these recent gains, homeowners are witnessing ... » Learn More about A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025
As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation kicked off a robust housing market in the first half of 2021, but what does the forecast tell us about what’s ... » Learn More about What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?
The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone has an opinion. Yet, when it comes down to it, the opinions that carry the most weight are the ones based on experience and expertise. Here are four expert opinions ... » Learn More about Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.
Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth often grows without you even realizing it. In a recent paper published by the Urban Institute, Home Ownership is Affordable Housing, author Mike ... » Learn More about Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year
Our housing market has a lot to offer both buyers and sellers right now. Here are a couple of great real estate guides that explain what you needs to know about the general real estate market. Buy a Home Summer 2021 Sell Your House Summer 2021 If you have any questions about buying or ... » Learn More about Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home This Summer?
The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A normal market has a 6-month supply of homes for sale. Anything over that indicates it’s a buyers’ market, but an ... » Learn More about Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage