Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023

The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing, and…

You, too, can practice self care!

The term “self care” has been used in so many different ways over the past few years, that it has almost lost its meaning. Most people equate the idea to face masks, detox teas, and expensive massages. But, at its core, self care is all about taking time away from the hustle and bustle of…

Preparing Your Home for Sale in January

If you’re thinking of selling this year, don’t wait! There are a ton of things you can do now to help you prepare for selling later.  Completing some of these tasks ahead of time can make the entire process go much smoother. Be proactive with your home sale and start checking things off this list!

What To Expect from the Housing Market in 2023

The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it’s put the market into a reset position. As the Federal Reserve (the Fed) made moves this year to try to lower inflation, mortgage rates more than doubled – something that’s never happened before in a calendar year. This…

What Homeowners Want To Know About Selling in Today’s Market

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you’re likely hearing about the cooling housing market and wondering what that means for you. While it’s not the peak intensity we saw during the pandemic, we’re still in a sellers’ market. That means you haven’t missed your window. Realtor.com explains: “. . . while prospective home sellers may lament that…

Sell Your House Before the Holidays

As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs,…

Thanksgiving Dinner Guide

Thanksgiving might be known for being the holiday of excess, but this year, our wallets might not appreciate going overboard on buying more food than you really need. Check out this handy dinner guide to help you prep your shopping list so your table is not too full and not too empty, it’s just right!

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. One reason why is that record-low…

Back-to-School Tips…for Parents AND Students

Ding ding ding! School is in session…almost. With the first day of school only a few weeks away, it’s time to get a jump on prepping both yourself and your children for another year of learning. We’ve got a few tips for parents AND students on how to make this year your best yet!

Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a Bubble

With so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008. To really understand what’s happening with real estate today, it’s important to lean on the experts for reliable information. Here’s why economists and industry experts say the housing market is not a bubble ready to pop….

How Homeownership Impacts You

June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes more than just a space you occupy. It’s your stake in the community, an investment, and a place you can put your stamp on. If you’re thinking about buying a…

Let’s Go To…Anywhere Other Than The Beach

A lot of families flock to the beach for summer vacation, but if you’re not a “beach person” then you’ll certainly be looking for other fun, seasonal vacation ideas to keep your kids entertained AND enjoy some quality time together as a family. Lucky for you, we’ve curated a list of some fun vacation ideas…