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    Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

    By Stephanie Noble | April 12, 2021

    Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the... Read More

    Protected: Not enough of you to go around? 6 time management tips for busy agents

    By Stephanie Noble | March 26, 2021

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    What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

    By Stephanie Noble | February 1, 2021

    According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained: “Home price growth remained consistently elevated throughout 2020. Home sales... Read More

    What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?

    By Stephanie Noble | February 1, 2021

    According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage companies, 6.48 million households have entered a forbearance plan as a result of financial concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s where these homeowners stand right now: 2,543,000 (39%) are current on their payments and have left the program... Read More

    Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?

    By Stephanie Noble | December 29, 2020

    It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. Many needs have changed in 2020, and it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your lifestyle.... Read More

    Is Now a Good Time to Move?

    By Stephanie Noble | September 16, 2020

    How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time to time to be... Read More

    A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing Market

    By Stephanie Noble | July 21, 2020

    For months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts have been saying the housing market will lead the way to a recovery, and today we’re seeing signs of that coming to light. With record-low mortgage rates driving high demand from potential buyers, homes are being purchased at... Read More

    Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low

    By Stephanie Noble | July 14, 2020

      In a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won’t sell because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession. Of the respondents, 51% said they are “seriously worried.” That concern seems reasonable considering the current condition of the economy. The data, however, is showing that home purchasers are... Read More

    Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.

    By Stephanie Noble | May 11, 2020

      As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While we look for signs that we’ve reached a plateau in cases of COVID-19, the concern and fear of what will happen as businesses open up again is on all of our... Read More

    What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

    By Stephanie Noble | April 27, 2020

    A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is straining the economy. The price of any item, however, is determined by supply and demand, which is how many items are available in relation to... Read More