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    The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home

    By Tommy Corbett | May 8, 2024

    You may have heard headlines in the news lately about agents in the real estate industry and discussions about their commissions. And if you’re following along, it can be pretty confusing. But here’s the thing you really need to know – expert advice from a trusted real estate agent, like us at Brick & Corbett,... Read More

    Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership

    By Tommy Corbett | April 24, 2024

    In today’s housing market, more and more single women are becoming homeowners. According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 19% of all homebuyers are single women, while only 10% are single men. If you’re a single woman trying to buy your first home, this should be encouraging. It means other people are making their dreams a reality – so... Read More

    4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home

    By Tommy Corbett | April 11, 2024

    Are you thinking about buying a home soon? If so, you should know today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes for sale is still low – and that’s leading to multiple-offer scenarios. And moving into the peak homebuying season this spring, this is only expected to ramp up more. Remember these four... Read More

    Your Home Is a Powerful Investment

    By Tommy Corbett | March 28, 2024

    Your Home Is a Powerful Investment Going into 2023, there was a lot of talk about a possible recession that would cause the housing market to crash. Some in the media were even forecasting home prices would drop by as much as 10-20%—and that might have made you feel a bit unsure about buying a home. But here’s... Read More

    Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer Upper

    By Tommy Corbett | March 13, 2024

    If you’re trying to buy a home and are having a hard time finding one you can afford, it may be time to consider a fixer-upper. That’s a house that needs a little elbow grease or some updates, but has good bones. Fixer-uppers can be a really great option if you’re looking to break into the housing market or... Read More

    Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year

    By Tommy Corbett | February 22, 2024

    There’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but here’s what you really need to know: compared to the near 8% peak last fall, mortgage rates have trended down overall. And if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, this is a big deal. While they’re going to continue... Read More

    Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

    By Tommy Corbett | February 7, 2024

    As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is usually the peak homebuying season, you don’t actually need to wait until spring to sell. Here’s why. 1. Take Advantage of Lower Mortgage Rates Last October, the 30-year... Read More

    2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers

    By Tommy Corbett | January 22, 2024

    If you’ve been holding off on selling your house to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were too high, their recent downward trend is exciting news for you. Mortgage rates have descended since last October when they hit 7.79%. In fact, they’ve been below 7% for over a month now (see graph below): And while they’re not... Read More

    Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step

    By Tommy Corbett | January 2, 2024

    If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few things to think about as... Read More

    Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter

    By Tommy Corbett | December 22, 2023

    Many sellers are reluctant to sell their homes in the winter, but there are actually benefits. The biggest benefit to selling in the winter is that there is far less seller competition, allowing your home to shine brighter than if it were vying to be noticed. Another benefit to consider is curb appeal. There’s no... Read More