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Monthly Archives: May 2018

    Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?

    By Hugh Williams | May 31, 2018

    Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices will depreciate. However, some prominent experts in the housing industry... Read More

    In Case You Missed It …

    By Hugh Williams | May 31, 2018

    In case you missed the big announcement last week, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was named both the number one real estate brand of the year and the most TRUSTED name in real estate by the independent Harris Poll EquiTrend study! Read More

    5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer!

    By Hugh Williams | May 30, 2018

    Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More... Read More

    Interesting Real Estate Stats for our Market

    By Hugh Williams | May 29, 2018

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    Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

    By Hugh Williams | May 29, 2018

    CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 675,000 US homeowners regained positive equity in their homes in 2017. This is great news for the country, as 95.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. “U.S homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all the properties) have seen their equity increase by a total... Read More

    Memorial Day 2018

    By Hugh Williams | May 28, 2018

    Take the day to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace. #MemorialDay Read More

    How Current Interest Rates Can Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing Power

    By Hugh Williams | May 27, 2018

    According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.61%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing power, simply put, is... Read More

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand”

    By Hugh Williams | May 25, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Named ‘Real Estate Agency Brand of The Year’ In 2018 Harris Poll Equitrend® Study #GoodToKnow Consumers also tap the network as ‘Most Trusted Real Estate Brand’ in study, which included input from more than 77,000 U.S. consumers IRVINE, CA (May 24, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of... Read More

    Selling Your House on Your Own Could Cost You

    By Hugh Williams | May 25, 2018

    In this extremely hot real estate market, some homeowners might consider selling their homes on their own which is known as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). They rationalize that they don’t need a real estate agent and believe that they can save the fee for the services a real estate agent offers. However, a... Read More

    Memorial Day is May 28th

    By Hugh Williams | May 25, 2018

    On behalf of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chaplin Williams Realty, we wish you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend as we honor all of the Veterans that have served, and are active service men and women currently serving our country. We know freedom isn’t free! THANK YOU! Read More