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    The Return of Normal Seasonality for Home Price Appreciation

    By Charles Russell | October 2, 2023

    If you’re thinking of making a move, one of the biggest questions you have right now is probably: what’s happening with home prices? Despite what you may be hearing in the news, nationally, home prices aren’t falling. It’s just that price growth is beginning to normalize. Here’s the context you need to really understand that trend. Read More

    Cathy Shaw joins Russell Realty

    By Bethany Russell | September 28, 2023

    Veteran Agent Cathy Shaw has joined Russell Realty. Read More

    House not selling?

    By Bethany Russell | September 28, 2023

    Why Your House Didn’t Sell If your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, you’re likely feeling a little frustrated. Not to mention, you’re also probably wondering what went wrong. Here are three questions to think about as you figure out what to do next. Did You Limit Access to Your House? One of the biggest... Read More

    Home Price Forecast Revised for 2023

    By Admin | September 11, 2023

    Last year, some housing experts projected a decline in home prices by the end of 2023. But this forecast has been revised. Read More

    Why you don’t need to fear the return of the ARM

    By Charles Russell | August 24, 2023

    Why You Don’t Need To Fear the Return of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages If you remember the housing crash back in 2008, you may recall just how popular adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were back then. And after years of being virtually nonexistent, more people are once again using ARMs when buying a home. Let’s break down why that’s... Read More

    Pricing Your House Right Still Matters Today

    By Bethany Russell | August 3, 2023

    While this isn’t the frenzied market we saw during the ‘unicorn’ years, homes that are priced right are still selling quickly and seeing multiple offers right now. That’s because the number of homes for sale is still so low. Data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows 76% of homes sold within a month and the average saw 3.5 offers in... Read More

    Home Prices Didn’t Crash

    By Admin | June 9, 2023

    During the fourthquarter of last year, many housing experts predicted home prices were going to crash this year. Here are a few of those forecasts: Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of Business: “I expect housing prices fall 10% to 15%, and the housing prices are accelerating on... Read More

    Why mortgage rates are so high

    By Bethany Russell | June 9, 2023

    Today’s mortgage rates are top-of-mind for many homebuyers right now. As a result, if you’re thinking about buying for the first time or selling your current house to move into a home that better fits your needs, you may be asking yourself these two questions:  Why Are Mortgage Rates So High? When Will Rates Go... Read More

    This Real Estate Market Is the Strongest of Our Lifetime

    By Bethany Russell | June 9, 2023

    When you look at the numbers today, the one thing that stands out is the strength of this housing market. We can see this is one of the most foundationally strong housing markets of our lifetime – if not the strongest housing market of our lifetime. Here are two fundamentals that prove this point.  1.... Read More

    Powerful Job Market Fuels Homebuyer Demand

    By Bethany Russell | May 23, 2023

    Powerful Job Market Fuels Homebuyer Demand The spring housing market has been surprisingly active this year. Even with affordability challenges and a limited number of homes for sale, buyer demand is strong, and getting stronger. One way we know there are interested buyers right now is because showing traffic is up. Data from the latest... Read More