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    Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.

    By Jenn Schaake | January 23, 2023

    Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains: “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might wish to adjust accordingly... Read More

    What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing Market

    By Jenn Schaake | January 10, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market this year. In 2022, the market underwent a major shift as economic uncertainty and higher mortgage rates reduced buyer demand, slowed the pace of home sales, and moderated home prices. But what about 2023? An article from HousingWire offers this... Read More

    What Every Seller Should Know About Home Prices

    By Jenn Schaake | December 12, 2022

    If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, recent headlines about home prices may be top of mind. And if those stories have you wondering what that means for your home’s value, here’s what you really need to know. What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? It’s possible you’ve seen news stories mentioning... Read More

    What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

    By Jenn Schaake | November 9, 2022

    Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your best... Read More

    What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?

    By Jenn Schaake | October 25, 2022

    Since the 2008 housing bubble burst, the word recession strikes a stronger emotional chord than it ever did before. And while there’s some debate around whether we’re officially in a recession right now, the good news is experts say a recession today would likely be mild and the economy would rebound quickly. As the 2022... Read More

    What Are Experts Saying About the Fall Housing Market?

    By Jenn Schaake | October 12, 2022

    The housing market is rapidly changing from the peak frenzy it saw over the past two years. That means you probably have questions about what your best move is if you’re thinking of buying or selling this fall. To help you make a confident decision, lean on the professionals for insights. Here are a few things experts are saying about the... Read More

    Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

    By Jenn Schaake | September 27, 2022

    If you’re thinking about buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over asking price to get your offer considered may be coming to a close.... Read More

    Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

    By Jenn Schaake | September 1, 2022

    One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic – and it drove home prices up. If you tried to buy... Read More

    Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

    By Jenn Schaake | August 17, 2022

    If you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential recession, here’s what you need to know. Not only are experts forecasting home prices will continue to appreciate nationwide this year, but most of them also actually increased their projections for home price appreciation from their original 2022... Read More

    3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

    By Jenn Schaake | August 2, 2022

    With all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you may be wondering what’ll happen next. It’s only natural for concerns to creep in that it could be a repeat of what took place in 2008. The good news is, there’s concrete... Read More