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    Confused About What’s Going on in the Housing Market? Lean on a Professional.

    By Chris Harrison | January 20, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you probably want to know what’s really happening with home prices, mortgage rates, housing supply, and more. That’s not an easy task considering how sensationalized headlines are today. Jay Thompson, Real Estate Industry Consultant, explains: “Housing market headlines are everywhere. Many are quite sensational, ending with... Read More

    Interested in Real Estate?

    By Chris Harrison | September 7, 2022

    Considering a career in real estate? Chris Harrison joins Garrett and Derek on the CIBL Podcast to share his experience and expertise as a Real Estate Broker at Main Place Real Estate in Decatur, IL. Listen to the podcast or watch the video: YouTube | Apple | Spotify If you’d like to explore a career... Read More

    5 Housing Market Predictions for 2023 You Should Know

    By Home Team | January 27, 2023

    The story of the next year: Home buyers will find creative ways to make mortgage payments work for them. Even though 2022 is behind us, some of its challenges, like tight housing inventory and volatile mortgage rates, aren’t over. But there’s promising news for first-time buyers in 2023: Trends are pointing to a stabilization of... Read More

    Leverage Your Home Equity to Sell in Today’s Real Estate Market

    By Home Team | December 7, 2022

    In today’s real estate market, many homeowners have a significant amount of equity in their homes due to the recent rise in home values. If you are looking for ways to sell your home in this competitive market, one option may be to leverage the equity that you have built up over time. Whether you... Read More

    How to Overcome the 20% Down Payment Barrier

    By Hope Tucker | December 5, 2022

    Are you dreaming of buying a home, but worried that the required 20% down payment might be out of reach? If so, don’t let this common misconception hold you back – there are many strategies and tips that can help you save up for a down payment and make your dream of homeownership a reality.... Read More

    The Changing Landscape of Home Buying in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

    By Hope Tucker | December 3, 2022

    As interest rates continue to rise and the housing market becomes increasingly competitive, many homebuyers are feeling the pressure to act quickly and make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing a new home. In this changing landscape, it is more important than ever to be well-informed about current trends in interest rates, housing prices,... Read More

    Top Home Inspection Tips for First-Time Buyers

    By Hope Tucker | December 2, 2022

    Looking to purchase your first home or property? A home inspection is an essential step in the buying process, as it will help you better understand the condition of the home and identify any potential issues or defects. To ensure you are getting a quality home inspection that meets your needs as a first-time buyer,... Read More

    The Benefits of Buying a Newly Built Home

    By Hope Tucker | November 30, 2022

    Looking to purchase a new home? If so, buying a newly built property may be the right choice for you. With more supply of homes on the market, builder incentives, and other benefits like lower energy costs and new technology features, buying a new home can offer many attractive perks for today’s home buyers. To... Read More

    Why More People Are Choosing Multigenerational Homes

    By Home Team | November 25, 2022

    Looking to achieve your homeownership goals while also spending more time with loved ones? A multigenerational household may be the right choice for you. This type of living arrangement offers a number of benefits, including reduced housing costs, increased family support, and more quality time together. To explore this option further and find the right... Read More

    What Buyers Need To Know About the Inventory of Homes Available for Sale

    By Home Team | November 23, 2022

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’re likely trying to juggle your needs, current mortgage rates, home prices, your schedule, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market. If this sounds like you, here’s one key factor that could help you with your decision: there are more homes for sale today... Read More

    Staged to Sell!

    By Home Team | October 10, 2022

    Do you want your home to sell quicker or for more money? How about both? Staged homes spend an average of 90% less time on the market and increase the home’s value by 1-10%!* Buyers have become increasingly picky with their home choices after the past few years of being in a seller’s market. Their... Read More