The Spring Housing Market Could Be a Sweet Spot for Sellers
The biggest challenge in the housing market is how few houses there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy.
The number of homes for sale is up from last year but below pre-pandemic ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 20, 2023 in Selling Your Home
Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices?
The recent changes in home prices are top of mind for many as the housing market begins gearing up for spring. It can be hard to navigate misleading headlines and confusing data, so here’s what you should know about today’s ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 17, 2023 in Market Watch
Why It’s Easy To Fall in Love with Homeownership
No matter how the housing market changes, there are some things about owning a home that never change—like the personal benefits it can provide. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of attachment because of the ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 15, 2023 in Buying a Home
What You Should Know About Closing Costs
Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 13, 2023 in Financing
Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash
67% of Americans say a housing market crash is imminent in the next three years. With all the talk in the media lately about shifts in the housing market, it makes sense why so many people feel this way. But there’s good news. Current ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 10, 2023 in Market Watch
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. ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 8, 2023 in Market Watch
Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?
If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 6, 2023 in Selling Your Home
Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market
As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling.
Now, however, rates ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 3, 2023 in Financing
Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options.
There are plenty of good reasons you might be ready to move. No matter your motivations, before you list your current house, you need to consider where you’ll go next.
In today’s market, it makes sense to explore all your ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on February 1, 2023 in Selling Your Home
Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring
Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 30, 2023 in Buying a Home
Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time
If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership.
On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 27, 2023 in Buying a Home
Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines
If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 25, 2023 in Financing
The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability
If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 23, 2023 in Market Watch
Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.
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 ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 20, 2023 in Selling Your Home
What’s Really Happening with Home Prices?
If you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision—but perspective matters.
While home prices are ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 18, 2023 in Market Watch
Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know
One of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and what it does for you. Business ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 16, 2023 in Financing
Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates
Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 13, 2023 in Financing
What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market
It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 11, 2023 in Market Watch
What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing Market
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 ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 9, 2023 in Market Watch
Tips To Reach Your Homebuying Goals in 2023
If you’re planning to buy a home in 2023, here are a few things to focus on.
Work on your credit and save for a down payment. If saving feels like a challenge, there’s help available. ...
Posted by Todd Matacale on January 6, 2023 in Buying a Home