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    The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

    By Chris Harrison | March 12, 2024

    If you’re taking a look at your expenses as you retire, saving money where you can has a lot of appeal. One long-standing, popular way to do that is by downsizing to a smaller home. When you think about cutting down on your spending, odds are you think of frequent purchases, like groceries and other goods. But... Read More

    Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

    By Chris Harrison | March 5, 2024

    Are you on the fence about selling your house? While affordability is improving this year, it’s still tight. And that may be on your mind. But understanding your home equity could be the key to making your decision easier. An article from Bankrate explains: “Home equity is the difference between your home’s value and the amount you still owe on... Read More

    It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

    By Chris Harrison | February 27, 2024

    If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First... Read More

    Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership

    By Chris Harrison | February 20, 2024

    Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While progress has been made to improve fair housing access, households of color still face unique challenges on the road to owning a home. Working with the right real estate experts can make all the difference for diverse... Read More

    Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

    By Chris Harrison | February 13, 2024

    Have you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it’s all about? If so, that might be because there’s been lot of talk about it online recently. Let’s dive into what it is and why it won’t drastically impact the housing market. What Does Silver Tsunami Mean? A recent article from HousingWire calls it: “. . .... Read More

    Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

    By Chris Harrison | February 6, 2024

    As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is usually the peak homebuying season, you don’t actually need to wait until spring to sell. Here’s why. 1. Take Advantage of Lower Mortgage Rates Last October, the 30-year... Read More

    Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?

    By Chris Harrison | January 30, 2024

    If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with affordability. But there’s another way this benefits you – it may inspire more homeowners to put their houses up for sale. The Mortgage Rate Lock-In Effect Over the past year, one factor that’s really limited the options... Read More

    The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market

    By Chris Harrison | January 23, 2024

    If you’re thinking about moving, it’s important to know what’s happening in the housing market. Here’s an update on the supply of homes currently for sale. Whether you’re buying or selling, the number of homes in your area is something you should pay attention to. In the housing market, there are regular patterns that happen every year, called seasonality. Spring is... Read More

    The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth

    By Chris Harrison | January 16, 2024

    If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here’s a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and confidence you need to make your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), which compares net worth for homeowners and renters. The latest report shows the average homeowner’s net worth... Read More

    Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

    By Chris Harrison | December 26, 2023

    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 to make a move. But what’s on the horizon for the new year? The... Read More