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    Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

    By BJ Brick | February 15, 2024

    Based on what you’re hearing in the news about home prices, you may be worried they’re falling. But here’s the thing. The headlines aren’t giving you the full picture. If you look at the national data for 2023, home prices actually showed positive growth for the year. While this varies by market, and while there were some months with slight... Read More

    Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

    By BJ Brick | January 31, 2024

    Have you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it’s all about? If so, that might be because there’s been lot of talk about it online recently. Let’s dive into what it is and why it won’t drastically impact the housing market. What Does Silver Tsunami Mean? A recent article from HousingWire calls it: “. . .... Read More

    The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth

    By BJ Brick | January 15, 2024

    If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here’s a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and confidence you need to make your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), which compares net worth for homeowners and renters. The latest report shows the average homeowner’s net worth... Read More

    Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

    By BJ Brick | December 28, 2023

    When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know. The Federal Funds Rate Hikes Have Stalled One of the Fed’s primary goals is to lower inflation.... Read More

    If Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet, It May Be Overpriced

    By BJ Brick | December 14, 2023

    Has your house been sitting on the market a while without selling? If so, you should know that’s pretty unusual, especially right now. That’s because the supply of homes available for sale is still far lower than what we’d see in a normal year. That means buyers have fewer options than they usually would, so your house should be an... Read More

    Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home Prices

    By BJ Brick | November 13, 2023

    According to the latest data from Fannie Mae, 23% of Americans still think home prices will go down over the next twelve months. But why do roughly 1 in 4 people feel that way? It has a lot to do with all the negative talk about home prices over the past year. Since late 2022, the media has... Read More

    The Perks of Selling Your Home When Inventory Is Low

    By BJ Brick | October 25, 2023

    When it comes to selling your house, you’re probably trying to juggle the current market conditions and your own needs as you plan your move. One thing that may be working in your favor is how few homes there are for sale right now. Here’s what you need to know about the current inventory situation and what it means for... Read More

    3 Big Reasons A House Doesn’t Sell

    By BJ Brick | September 29, 2023

    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 mistakes you can make when selling... Read More

    Why You Need a True Expert in Today’s Housing Market

    By BJ Brick | September 11, 2023

    The housing market continues to shift and change, and in a fast-moving landscape like we’re in right now, it’s more important than ever to have a trusted real estate agent on your side. Whether you’re buying your first home or selling once again, it’s mission critical to work with an expert like us who can guide... Read More

    There’s Only Half the Inventory of a Normal Housing Market Today

    By BJ Brick | August 14, 2023

    Wondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. Especially if you consider how few homes there are for sale today. You may have heard inventory is low right now, but you may not fully realize just how low or why that’s a perk when you go to sell your house.... Read More