Wondering if you should continue renting or if you should buy a home this year? If so, consider this. Rental affordability is still a challenge and has been for years. That’s because, historically, rents trend up over time. Data from the Census shows rents have been climbing pretty steadily since ... » Learn More about Why Buying a Home Makes More Sense Than Renting Today
What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?
If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. In the last year, high inflation had a big impact ... » Learn More about What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?
Confused About What’s Going on in the Housing Market? Lean on a Professional.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you probably want to know what’s really happening with home prices, mortgage rates, housing supply, and more. That’s not an easy task considering how sensationalized headlines are today. Jay Thompson, Real Estate ... » Learn More about Confused About What’s Going on in the Housing Market? Lean on a Professional.
Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice
As we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to reflect on everything that’s changed and wonder what’s ahead for 2021. While there are signs of economic recovery as vaccines are being issued, we still have a long way to ... » Learn More about Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice
What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?
If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a ... » Learn More about What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?
Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One
If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in ... » Learn More about Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One
The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth
Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. ... » Learn More about The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth
5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer
Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer. Here are five keys to success for this ... » Learn More about 5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer
Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season
Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this ... » Learn More about Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season
Buying or Selling Investment Real Estate–Consider a 1031 Exchange
If You are Buying or Selling Investment Real Estate (nearly anywhere in the U.S.) You Need to Know about Exchanges Whether you are selling investment property in the Corvallis or Albany, Oregon area or are selling elsewhere and considering a purchase here, you do not want to overlook the possible ... » Learn More about Buying or Selling Investment Real Estate–Consider a 1031 Exchange