Home Selling

What can we expect from the Housing Market in 2023

What can we expect from the Housing Market in 2023?

As economists, analysts and real estate brokers predict, the housing market in 2023 may be sluggish to begin with as prices of homes, inventory, and interest rates remain stagnant.As the pandemic began, workers no longer had to travel far to get to their offices; however, they yearned for extra space in their homes. Consequently, cheap debt and a persistent need for relocation caused many Americans to go...

The Phoenix housing market is cooling off, signaling an encouraging trend for buyers hoping to get a good deal

The Phoenix housing market is cooling off, signaling an encouraging trend for buyers hoping to get a good deal

After months of sizzling growth, the housing market in metro Phoenix is finally beginning to experience a cooling trend. According to Zillow's November Market Report, home values have dipped 8.1% since their peak, and inventory has grown 36% higher than last year and 11.6% since 2019.Home selling in the U.S. is dwindling, with a recent report finding that a home takes an average of 44 days to sell compared...

Don't Be That Seller: The Truth About Over-Pricing Your Home

Don’t Be That Seller: The Truth About Over-Pricing Your Home

We've all been there. You click on the listing to find out...it's way out of your price range. But you keep scrolling because you just can't help yourself. Suddenly, you see it. That perfect house, in your perfect neighborhood, and it's...wait for it...wayyyyyyyyy overpriced. But you think to yourself, "It's okay. They're just leaving room for negotiation." WRONG. So wrong. Here's the thing about...

The Great Hibernation of 2022

The Great Hibernation of 2022

It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and the home buyers seem to have gone into hibernation. If you're thinking about selling your home this year, you might be wondering if you should just wait until spring. After all, isn't that when everyone starts house hunting?Not so fast. While it's true that the number of buyers does tend to pick up in the spring, there...

Boost Your Home’s Value With These Quick Fixes Offering High Return on Investment

Whether you’re living in your forever home or thinking about putting your house on the market, it’s always good to be on the lookout for ways to boost your home’s value without having to spend a lot of money. Focusing on your kitchen and bathrooms will likely give the best bang for your buck. You will also catch the attention of buyers if you plan to list. With that in mind, here are some...

Avoid Surprises When Selling: Here’s What to Do Before Your House Inspection

You’ve accepted an offer on your home, but suddenly your dreams of a smooth transaction are shattered by a home inspection report. The buyers are requesting over a dozen repairs and say they will walk if the issues aren’t addressed. Even in a seller’s market, the thought of starting all over again is less than appealing. Besides, the next buyers may ask for the same repairs. You can market your home...

Considering a Lease Back Option? Here’s What Sellers and Buyers Need to Know

There are a lot of times when a seller wants to sell their home quickly, but that doesn’t always mean they are ready to move quickly. Situations like waiting on a new construction home to be finished, the start or end of the school year, problems scheduling movers or the timing of a work-related relocation are just a few of the reasons a seller may want to stay put for just a bit longer.Rather than...

Post-Moving Tips Will Keep Your New Home Neat and Organized

Checklists for packing and moving are plentiful. There are lists on what to do before you pack, how to keep your packing organized, and what to do each step of the way in the weeks leading up to the big day. But what about after the move? Buying and moving into your new home is exciting. What isn’t so exciting, however, is unpacking all those boxes. It’s no wonder some new homeowners still have...

Choosing Your Real Estate Agent When Family Ties Become Part of the Picture

You never know how many family members are in real estate until word gets out that you are putting your house on the market. While your family member may be a very competent real estate agent, if you’re choosing an agent based only on the fact that they are a relative, you could be in for a bumpy road. Here are some things to think about when a family member wants to list your home: Revealing...

Empty Nester? 3 Things to Ask Before You Downsize to a Smaller Home

If you are about to become an empty nester–or even if you’ve been one for a while now–you may be thinking about downsizing from the family home. After all, bigger isn’t always better, especially once the kids are out of the house and you start to find you’ve got a lot more space than you know what to do with. The larger the home, the more time and money it takes to maintain.  Downsizing...

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