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Monthly Archives: November 2018

    Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a Home

    By Hugh Williams | November 30, 2018

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a... Read More

    Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!

    By Hugh Williams | November 29, 2018

    Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of security. We are currently seeing major interest from females who want to achieve this dream, and the numbers are proving it! In 2018, for the second year in a row, single female buyers accounted for 18% of all buyers. In... Read More

    24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home

    By Hugh Williams | November 28, 2018

    In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the winter and hit the market ready to buy. According to Bank of... Read More

    The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

    By Hugh Williams | November 27, 2018

    Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition! The #1 Reason to List... Read More

    Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

    By Hugh Williams | November 27, 2018

    Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage? By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimate from their lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they should receive a... Read More

    2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling

    By Hugh Williams | November 25, 2018

    When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some of those factors. When it comes to today’s real estate market, though, the top two factors... Read More

    Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

    By Hugh Williams | November 23, 2018

    Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are out... Read More

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    By Hugh Williams | November 22, 2018

    Thanksgiving is beyond the turkey and the feast.  Thanksgiving teaches us to find reasons to smile and be grateful for our blessings! Happiest of Thanksgivings to you and your family, from the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chaplin Williams family.  May your day be rich with gratitude in all that this celebration has to offer. Read More

    Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?

    By Hugh Williams | November 22, 2018

    The top concern for most first-time home buyers is their ability to save for a down payment. According to a new survey, 36% of millennials took on a second job to make their dreams of homeownership a reality in 2017. Among millennials with incomes over $100,000 a year, the top ways to come up with... Read More

    2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

    By Hugh Williams | November 16, 2018

    Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that, “Consumers often think they need to put more money down to purchase a home than is actually required. In a 2017 survey, 68% of renters cited saving for a down payment as an obstacle to homeownership. Thirty-nine percent of renters... Read More