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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

    Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

    By BJ Brick | May 1, 2024

    If you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot – and you’re not wrong. We’re still in a seller’s market because there are so few homes for sale right now. And historically, this is the time of year when more buyers move, and competition ticks up. That makes this an exciting time to put up... 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

    Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid Foreclosure

    By BJ Brick | April 3, 2024

    Even with the latest data coming in, the experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like the one we saw back in 2008. While headlines may be calling attention to a slight uptick in foreclosure filings recently, the bigger picture is that we’re still well below the number we’d see in a more normal year for... Read More

    Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

    By BJ Brick | March 21, 2024

    If you’re gearing up to sell your house this spring, one of the early conversations you’ll have with your agent is about how much access you want to give buyers. And you may not realize just how important it is to make your house easy to tour. Spring is the peak homebuying season, so opening up your... 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

    Why We Aren’t Headed for a Housing Crash

    By BJ Brick | March 1, 2024

    If you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data shows. And spoiler alert: that’s not in the cards. Instead, experts say home prices are going to keep going up. Today’s market is very different than it was before the housing crash in... Read More

    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

    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