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    What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market

    By Bethany Russell | January 19, 2023

    What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining them each in depth, let’s lean on the experts and... Read More

    What To Expect From the Housing Market in 2023

    By Bethany Russell | December 21, 2022

    Moving forward, experts agree it’s still going to be all about inflation. If inflation is high, mortgage rates will be as well. But if inflation continues to fall, mortgage rates will likely respond. While there may be early signs inflation is easing as we round out this year, we’re not out of the woods just yet. Inflation is still something to watch in 2023. Read More

    3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

    By Bethany Russell | November 29, 2022

    As you weigh your options, especially in the face of inflation and talk of a recession, it’s important to understand your assets and how you can leverage them. Read More

    Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

    By Bethany Russell | September 8, 2022

    Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. It’s true they’ve risen dramatically, but where will they go from here, especially as the market continues to slow? As you think about your homeownership goals and decide if... Read More

    Is the Housing Market Correcting?

    By Admin | June 16, 2022

    If you're following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is the boom over? Is the market crashing or correcting? Here’s what you need to know. Read More

    What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?

    By Bethany Russell | June 1, 2022

    Inventory, mortgage rates, home prices and more information pertinent to this real estate market. Read More

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

    By Charles Russell | February 3, 2022

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation... Read More

    Where are mortgage rates heading?

    By Bethany Russell | February 3, 2022

    The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading Mortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the latest survey, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen from 3.22% at the start of the year to 3.55% as of... Read More

    Myth buster: down payment for a new home

    By Bethany Russell | January 3, 2022

    How much money do you really need? As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have... Read More

    2022 Housing Market

    By Bethany Russell | December 16, 2021

    Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market Wondering what’s coming in the year ahead? Here’s a look at what experts expect from the housing market in 2022. Sources used for data: https://www.mba.org/2021-press-releases/october/mba-annual-forecast-purchase-originations-to-increase-9-percent-to-record-173-trillion-in-2022 https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/23/rising-inflation-hot-housing-market-what-you-need-to-know-about-buying-a-home.html https://blog.firstam.com/economics/why-housing-market-potential-keeps-rising Read More