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October 14, 2020

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale

Since hitting a low point during the initial stages of the pandemic, the only major industry to display immunity to the economic impacts of the coronavirus is the housing market. Housing has experienced a strong V-shaped recovery and is now exceeding pre-pandemic levels.”
August 4, 2020

Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors.
July 29, 2020

Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound

With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to ignite that spark.
July 23, 2020

June 2020 Solano County Housing Report

You can see that since the pandemic the number of new listings has dropped significantly while our Pending sales are skyrocketing. We expect July to a serious bounce-back month for sold properties as the pending turn to sell.
July 15, 2020

Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks

Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest point in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1971.
July 8, 2020

Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low…

In a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won’t sell because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession. The data, however, is showing that home purchasers are still very active despite the disruptions American families have experienced this year.
July 1, 2020

A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important?
June 25, 2020

Things to Consider When Selling Your House (Summer 2020)

There are so many questions swirling around today about where the housing market is headed amid this economic slowdown. In order to best understand the current […]
June 10, 2020

Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it […]
June 5, 2020

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand

Challenges associated with the current health crisis has many wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices.
May 30, 2020

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season

With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their plans on hold due […]
May 23, 2020

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

Many economists indicate a recovery should begin to happen in the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some of the experts have to say.
May 16, 2020

Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?

With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning whether home values will be impacted.
May 3, 2020

Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest report, they revealed:
April 26, 2020

Home Prices Increase Year-Over-Year Despite Expected Monthly March Sales Decline Due to Impact of COVID-19

While sales have declined, home prices are still solidly strong. The median existing-home price for all housing types in March was $280,600, up 8.0% from March 2019.
April 19, 2020

How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

How us Realtors are selling homes utilizing social distancing and a host of technology.
March 28, 2020

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values
March 17, 2020

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008.
March 12, 2020

Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth
March 7, 2020

Things to consider when buying a home

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying a home this spring instead of waiting.
February 28, 2020

Entry-Level Homeowners Are in the Driver’s Seat

One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home Price Insights report, CoreLogic reveals how home prices
February 21, 2020

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter,
February 14, 2020

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers
February 6, 2020

Public Servants Get 50% Off The Purchase Of Their Home

The HUD sponsors the Good Neighbor Next Door program to help police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and elementary school teachers buy a house.
January 31, 2020

Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To?

If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a major reason there’s a shortage of housing inventory

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March 27, 2018
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Mortgage Options When Interest Rates Are Rising

Mortgage rates have been relatively low for years. Seeing them inch up can cause home shoppers to panic and possibly put their home purchase on hold. […]
February 16, 2018
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Expert Insights: Why Buy a Condo?

They are an appealing way to enter the housing market if the cost of a single-family home is out of your reach. Condos are especially popular […]
February 14, 2018
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The Ultimate Deal-Breaker Checklist for Homebuyers

How many times have you heard the story about people who move into their dream home only to find out that there’s a huge plumbing issue […]