Which One Is Right For You? Move-Up vs. Second Home

Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

For many of us, how and where we live, work and attend school has changed due to the pandemic—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.   According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing […]

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers     Do you know what mortgage interest rate you are (or will be) paying? In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. […]

Is Now a Good Time to Sell or Buy Real Estate?

Is now a good time to sell or buy real estate A

I’m sure you’ve heard that spring is one of the busiest times of the year to sell or buy homes. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last year.1 Fortunately, […]

Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the “Instant Cash Offer”

Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the “Instant Cash Offer”

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes.   iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are […]

What’s Your Home Actually Worth?

What's Your Home Actually Worth

It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier.   As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price […]

Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

Serious About Selling - 5 Steps

We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity! If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all […]

5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home

5 step strategy for downsizing your home

In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better suits our shifting needs and lifestyle. In fact, […]

Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.” With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to […]

The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent? There are currently more than two million real estate professionals in North America.1 With […]