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Monthly Archives: August 2021

    What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 31, 2021

    It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing market. Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that’s creating some challenges when it comes to home appraisals. In recent months, it’s become increasingly common for an appraisal to come in below the... Read More

    The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 30, 2021

    Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role... Read More

    Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 28, 2021

    Some Highlights When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out. It’s important to focus on tasks that can make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal for prospective buyers. Let’s connect to make sure your house shows well and catches a buyer’s... Read More

    Selling Your House Is Twice as Nice

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 27, 2021

    Compared to this time last year, selling your house is twice as nice. Let’s chat today so we can strike while the iron’s hot! ShareSchedule Email Mor Read More

    If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 26, 2021

    There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing primarily on the financial aspects of homeownership – specifically affordability. Many articles are making the claim that it’s not affordable to buy a home in today’s market, but that isn’t the case. Today’s buyers are spending approximately 20%... Read More

    Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your House

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 25, 2021

    If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) reveals the number of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is higher now than it was over the past few summers (see... Read More

    What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 24, 2021

    As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something you may want to consider. According to research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), vacation home sales are up 57.2% year-over-year for January-April 2021. If you’ve taken your last... Read More

    What Do Experts Say About Today’s Mortgage Rates?

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 23, 2021

    Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers. The graph below shows mortgage rates dating back to 2016 and where today falls by comparison. Generally speaking, when rates are low, you can afford more home for your money. That’s why experts across the industry agree – today’s low rates... Read More

    Options for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 21, 2021

    Some Highlights With a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box. Work with your trusted real estate advisors to do things like assess your budget, expand your search radius, look into other options, and determine your true needs. If you’re having trouble finding your first home, let’s connect to explore... Read More

    Tired of Rising Rents?

    By Kimmer Plunk | August 20, 2021

    Rents have risen consistently over the last 30 years, and they’re not showing signs of stopping. Let’s chat today if you’re ready to purchase a home and move on from renting! ShareSchedule Email More Read More