Demographic Factors Affecting Homeowner Migration Trends

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In our most recent blog article, we examined how homeowner migration trends over the past few years have affected home values. We looked at why people have left bigger cities in favor of smaller metropolitan markets. These burgeoning markets, in turn, have seen significant increases in property values. This helps spark more migration, and so […]

The Affects of Homeowner Migration on Home Values

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We’ve seen significant homeowner migration since the pandemic. However, many of these trends started long before anyone had heard of Covid. Many people started moving from the largest metro areas to smaller and mid-sized cities, and it’s been happening across the United States. Migration Patterns Seattle to Portland, Houston to Austin, New York to Raleigh, […]

The Importance of Real Estate in Your Estate Plan

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Estate planning is something we all have to face in life. The sooner you can start planning the better. The older you are, the more important it becomes to have all your legal and financial ducks in a row. If you own a home, it represents a significant financial asset. What will become of your […]

How Rising Mortgage Rates Are Affecting Home Buyers

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Many economic experts predicted mortgage rates might start coming down in 2023. Unfortunately, that has not happened yet. If anything, they continue to rise. Average rates have been well over 7% lately and are creeping up on 8%. Yet, there is still demand from home buyers as both mortgage rates and home prices are high. […]

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

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Having a mortgage is a big part of being a homeowner for most Americans. Getting a home loan is the only way most of us can afford to purchase a property, so it’s a natural part of the real estate cycle. Ultimately, making loan principal and interest payments is a good thing. You are not […]

Housing Challenges Caused by Hybrid Work Environments

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In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, a vast majority of office-based businesses switched to remote work environments. It wasn’t safe or practical to have people coming into an office setting everyday. Workers adapted to this new lifestyle. Some embraced the change and loved working remotely. Others had a harder time adjusting to it, especially […]

Senior Housing Challenges in an Evolving Real Estate Market

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As Baby Boomers and Generation Xers continue to age into their senior years, we’re seeing some interesting housing trends develop. Many wish to “age in place.” This means staying in their longtime family home or moving to a smaller place, but still in the same general neighborhood. This puts a crunch on local real estate […]

Home Improvement Tips for Today’s Homeowners

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We recently hosted an event for our clients at a local kitchen design business. We invited people to come and learn more about renovating kitchens and bathrooms. The goal was to provide helpful steps and tips they could implement if they wanted to make some value-adding home improvements. In this article, we want to share […]

Are You Ready for the 2023 Spring Real Estate Market?

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The weather may not be cooperating just yet, but it is officially spring. The spring and summer seasons are generally the most active for home buyers and sellers. We anticipate an increase in home sales activity for the 2023 spring real estate market. If you are planning to buy or sell a home in the […]

Tips for Empty Nesters Planning to Downsize

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It’s a bittersweet time in life when the kids are all grown up and out of the family home. It’s nice to have more time for yourself, but the house sure starts to feel awfully big with fewer people at home. It may be time to consider downsizing to a smaller property that better suits […]