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Monthly Archives: December 2018

    Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 31, 2018

    In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for most sellers. Here are the top five reasons:... Read More

    How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value?

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 29, 2018

    Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.2% year-over-year. CoreLogic broke down appreciation even further into four price ranges, giving us a more detailed view than if we had simply looked at the year-over-year increases in national median home price. The... Read More

    24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 28, 2018

    This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several months in a row. To many, the outlook heading into 2019 appeared dim… at best. Then,... Read More

    How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 28, 2018

    One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up saving you money over the life of... Read More

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 25, 2018

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    What Makes a House a Home For You?

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 24, 2018

    We frequently talk about why it makes sense to buy a home financially, but more often than not the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of a home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a... Read More

    Are Homebuyers Starting to Hit the ‘Pause’ Button?

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 23, 2018

    For the last several years, buyer demand has far exceeded the housing supply available for sale. This low supply and high demand have led to home prices appreciating by an average of 6.2% annually since 2012. With this being said, three of the four major reports used to measure buyer activity have revealed that purchasing... Read More

    Buyers Are Looking for Your Home, Now !

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 21, 2018

    Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.32 million and have increased on a monthly basis for the last two months. The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6-months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply. Inventory remains low due to high demand from... Read More

    4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing Crash

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 20, 2018

    There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like the one we experienced a decade ago. Here are four reasons why today’s market is much different: 1. There are fewer foreclosures now than there were... Read More

    Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream

    By Capprice Kitchen | December 19, 2018

    As we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory of homes for sale has been near historic lows, which has been the force behind increasing home prices. This has been great news for sellers as many of them... Read More