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Monthly Archives: January 2019

    3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 24, 2019

    Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the housing market? If you... Read More

    The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 23, 2019

    For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the last few decades, it is fair to ask if people in America still feel... Read More

    Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 22, 2019

    When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total buyers that added... Read More

    The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 22, 2019

    In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more information, comes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and the dozens... Read More

    5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 18, 2019

    The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place. To ensure a hassle-free process, here are 5 tips to keep in mind if you are considering... Read More

    Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 17, 2019

    Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan... Read More

    Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 15, 2019

    Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults.... Read More

    Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 14, 2019

    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 that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a... Read More

    Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 11, 2019

    A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! In order to qualify in today’s market, you’ll... Read More

    The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!

    By Capprice Kitchen | January 10, 2019

    You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is that there is still a severe shortage of listing inventory... Read More