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Monthly Archives: April 2022

    Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 19, 2022

    Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage Reports, explains: “The lender will check […] Read More

    Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 18, 2022

    Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean doing more of the things you enjoy, like traveling, visiting with loved ones, or taking on new hobbies. But what does that […] Read More

    What Is Multigenerational Housing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 15, 2022

    Some Highlights If you have additional loved ones coming to live with you but don’t have enough space, it may be time to consider a larger, multigenerational home. Some key benefits of multigenerational living include a combined homebuying budget, s... Read More

    On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 14, 2022

    If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes. But why are conditions so good for sellers today? And what can you expect when you move? To help answer both of those questions, let’s turn […] Read More

    Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 13, 2022

    There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American: “You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage rates, because you will always […] Read More

    Why a Real Estate Professional Is Key When Selling Your House

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 12, 2022

    With today’s real estate market moving as fast as it is, working with a real estate professional is more essential than ever. They have the skills, experience, and expertise it takes to navigate the highly detailed and involved process of selling a home. That may be why the percentage of people who list their houses […] Read More

    Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This Year

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 11, 2022

    If you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that might include things like your down payment and closing costs. And for sellers, you’re probably working on a bit of spring cleaning and maintenance to spruce up your house before you list it. Either […] Read More

    Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 8, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re a homeowner, your net worth has gotten a big boost. That’s because recent home price appreciation has increased your equity. Your equity grows as you pay down your loan and as your home increases in value. Over the past yea... Read More

    The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for You

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 7, 2022

    Many consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up in home prices will lead to a situation similar to the housing crash 15 years ago. However, experts say the market is totally different today. For example, Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at […] Read More

    It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Mike Kaczmarczyk | April 1, 2022

    Some Highlights Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen. Sellers can benefit from more offers to pick from, higher home values, and a faster sales process. There’s a reason why 72% of people belie... Read More