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Monthly Archives: February 2022

    Millennials: Do You Need a Home with More Space?

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 28, 2022

    If you’re a millennial, homebuying might be top of mind for you. Your generation is the largest group of homebuyers in the market today and has been since 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And while other millennials are looking to buy for the first time, you may be one of the... Read More

    8 Things Not Included in a Home Inspection

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 25, 2022

    The home inspection is an essential part of your homebuying journey. Your inspector can identify potential problems in the house, such as foundation damage and a leaky roof, before you head to closing—giving you time to negotiate repairs. However, the inspector only conducts a basic visual inspection of some home components and will not check... Read More

    How Supply and Demand Can Impact Your Buying and Selling Goals

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 24, 2022

    In today’s housing market, there are far more buyers looking for homes than sellers listing their houses. Based on the concept of supply and demand, this means home prices will naturally rise. Why is that? When there are more people trying to buy an item than there are making that item available for sale, that... Read More

    Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 23, 2022

    In an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. And it’s not the first time it’s topped the list, either. Real estate has been on a winning streak for the past eight years, consistently gaining traction as the best long-term investment (see graph below): If you’re thinking about purchasing a... Read More

    4 Simple Graphs Showing Why This Is Not a Housing Bubble

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 18, 2022

    A recent survey revealed that many consumers believe there’s a housing bubble beginning to form. That feeling is understandable, as year-over-year home price appreciation is still in the double digits. However, this market is very different than it was during the housing crash 15 years ago. Here are four key reasons why today is nothing... Read More

    How to Negotiate After a Home Inspection

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 17, 2022

    There’s nothing as exciting as finding the perfect home. From the right number of bedrooms to a spacious yard, finding a house that satisfies your standards can have you eager to call it home sweet home. However, excitement can turn to distress if the home inspection report turns up needed repairs. But don’t fret—you can... Read More

    9 Hacks to Help Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 16, 2022

    A cold winter breeze infiltrating your home can chill you to your core. However, by making a few simple and cost-effective changes around your house, you can stay warm and cozy all winter long. Install a smart thermostat Adding a smart thermostat can not only improve the comfort of your home but also lower your... Read More

    What Every Seller Needs To Know About Renovating This Year

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 15, 2022

    If you’re planning to sell this year, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your house ready to appeal to the most buyers. It’s crucial to work with a trusted real estate professional who knows your local market to get your home ready to sell. But there are a few things... Read More

    Are You Ready To Fall in Love with Homeownership?

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 14, 2022

    Financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, but it’s also important to understand that the nonfinancial and personal benefits are why so many people genuinely fall in love with their homes. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of emotional attachment because of the comfort it provides, but also because... Read More

    How To Win as a Buyer in a Seller’s Market

    By Kimmer Plunk | February 11, 2022

    Some Highlights Even in today’s sellers’ market, there are still ways for buyers to win big. Build a team of trusted professionals and make strategic plays as you budget and pick your desired neighborhoods. Then, be ready for the competition by getting a pre-approval letter and leaning on your expert advisors to draft a winning... Read More