Home Prices

April 12, 2024

Builders Are Building Smaller Homes



There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes right ...

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April 2, 2024

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You



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 ...

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Feb. 1, 2024

Foreclosure Activity Is Still Lower than the Norm

 

Have you seen headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market? If so, they may leave you feeling a bit uneasy about what’s ahead. But remember, these clickbait titles don’t always give you the full story.

The truth is, if you compare the current numbers with ...

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Dec. 21, 2023

Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast



If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market in 2024. In 2023, higher mortgage rates, confusion over home price headlines, and a lack of homes for sale created some challenges for buyers and sellers looking ...

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Nov. 9, 2023

Homeowner Net Worth Has Skyrocketed



If you’re weighing your options to decide whether it makes more sense to rent or buy a home today, here’s one key data point that could help you feel more confident in making your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve Board releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF ...

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Nov. 2, 2023

Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market



If you've been following the news recently, you might have seen articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies. That could be making you feel uneasy, especially if you're thinking about buying or selling a house.

But the truth is, even though the numbers are going up, the  ...

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Oct. 24, 2023

Why Home Prices Keep Going Up



If you've ever dreamed of buying your own place, or selling your current house to upgrade, you're no stranger to the rollercoaster of emotions changing home prices can stir up. It's a tale of financial goals, doubts, and a dash of anxiety that many have been through ...

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Oct. 19, 2023

How Buying a Multi-Generational Home Helps with Affordability Today



In today's world of rising housing costs, many buyers are looking for ways to still be able to buy a home. Some of them have found a solution in multi-generational living.

Multi-generational living is when two or more adult generations live together under one roof. This includes siblings, parents ...

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Sept. 27, 2023

The Return of Normal Seasonality for Home Price Appreciation



If you’re thinking of making a move, one of the biggest questions you have right now is probably: what’s happening with home prices? Despite what you may be hearing in the news, nationally, home prices aren’t falling. It’s just that price growth is beginning to normalize. Here’s the context ...

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Sept. 7, 2023

Expert Home Price Forecasts Revised Up for 2023




Toward the end of last year, there were a number of headlines saying home prices were going to fall substantially in 2023. That led to a lot of fear and questions about whether there was going to be a repeat of the housing crash that happened back in 2008. But ...

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