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Date the Interest Rate

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I know. Interest rates remain high and buyers are deflated. But once interest rates go down again, there will be another challenge.

Generally speaking, interest rates and home prices behave like a seesaw. When rates go up, prices typically start going down. This is because fewer people are looking to buy. Demand decreases and prices drop in [...]

How To Shop For a House

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When I was younger, my friends and I would always read the section of Glamour magazine called Glamour Dos and Don’ts, and we were always discovering that something we thought was a good fashion choice was inadvertently backfiring. As an homage to my favorite Glamour column, I’m going to talk about some Dos and Don’ts of house shopping, little adjustments everyone can "do" to make the process go more [...]

Why Are There No Houses to Buy?

It seems as if I am asked this question at least once a day.

In the past, this might be a discouraged lament of an impatient client who could not find a house that they wanted to buy. But lately, it’s a legitimate question that nearly everyone is asking, so I’m going to explain some of the dynamics at work that have resulted in this [...]

Fatal Flaws Are Usually Not Really Fatal

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I recently wrote a post about how houses don’t need to be perfect in order to be sold – or bought! Yet, many buyers seem to turn away from a home that isn’t a turnkey sale. Why is that?

In my experience, it’s usually because people who are new to homeownership don’t yet have the knowledge base to understand what’s a big problem and what’s a little [...]

Is It Still A Good Time To Sell My House?

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As interest rates began to rise, I started getting a question I haven’t heard since the beginning of the pandemic: Is it STILL a good time to sell my house?

The short answer is: Yes!

There is an assumption that rising rates have pushed prices down. However, that has not yet happened. 

There was a house on the market as recently as last week [...]

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