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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

    Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?

    By Chris Harrison | December 5, 2023

    When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something totally different on the news, and read something on social media that contradicts both of those thoughts. And, if you’re thinking about making a move, that... Read More

    A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

    By Chris Harrison | November 28, 2023

    Do negative headlines and talk on social media have you feeling worried about the housing market? Maybe you’ve even seen or heard something lately that scares you and makes you wonder if you should still buy or sell a home right now. Regrettably, when news in the media isn’t easy to understand, it can make people feel scared and unsure.... Read More

    The Latest 2024 Housing Market Forecast

    By Chris Harrison | November 21, 2023

    The new year is right around the corner, and you might be wondering if 2024 will be the right time to buy or sell a home. If you want to make the most informed decision possible, it’s important to know what the experts have to say about what’s ahead for the housing market. Spoiler alert: the projections may... Read More

    Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year

    By Chris Harrison | November 14, 2023

    As the year winds down, you may have decided it’s time to make a move and put your house on the market. But should you sell now or wait until January? While it may be tempting to hold off until after the holidays, here are three reasons to make your move before the new year.... Read More

    Why Your House Didn’t Sell

    By Chris Harrison | November 7, 2023

    If your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, you’re likely feeling a little frustrated. Not to mention, you’re also probably wondering what went wrong. Here are three questions to think about as you figure out what to do next. Did You Limit Access to Your House? One of the biggest mistakes you can make when selling... Read More

    Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen Z

    By Chris Harrison | October 31, 2023

    The idea of owning a home has always been a big part of the American Dream. It’s a symbol of stability, independence, and having a place to truly call your own. But for Gen Z, the “Zoomers” born between 1997 and 2012, making that dream a reality can feel like quite the challenge today with... Read More

    The Risks of Selling Your House on Your Own

    By Chris Harrison | October 24, 2023

    Are you thinking about selling your house as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)? If so, know there’s a whole lot more time and expertise needed in that process than you might think. While the idea of doing it all by yourself might seem tempting, it’s important to recognize the challenges you may face if... Read More

    Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

    By Chris Harrison | October 17, 2023

    Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press. If you’ve been following the headlines, you may have even seen rates recently reached their highest level in over two decades (see graph below):   That can feel like a little bit of a gut punch if you’re thinking about making... Read More

    Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

    By Chris Harrison | October 10, 2023

    You might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn’t own a home at the time. If you’re worried there’s going to be a repeat of what happened back then, there’s good news – the housing market now is different from 2008. One important reason is there aren’t enough homes for sale. That means there’s an... Read More

    Beginning with Pre-Approval

    By Chris Harrison | October 3, 2023

    If you’re looking to buy a home this fall, there are a few things you need to know. Affordability is tight with today’s mortgage rates and rising home prices. At the same time, there’s a limited number of homes on the market right now and that’s creating some competition among buyers. But, if you’re strategic, there are ways to navigate... Read More