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    Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up

    By Nathan Butterfield | February 22, 2024

    Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re even more confident prices will rise, not fall. So, let’s see exactly how experts’ thinking has shifted – and what’s caused the change. 2024 Home Price Forecasts: Then and Now The chart below shows what seven... Read More

    Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

    By Nathan Butterfield | February 22, 2024

    Buying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it’s a dream you can make come true, but there are some hurdles you’ll need to overcome in today’s housing market – specifically the limited supply of homes for sale and ongoing affordability challenges. So, if you’re... Read More

    Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?

    By Nathan Butterfield | January 27, 2024

    If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with affordability. But there’s another way this benefits you – it may inspire more homeowners to put their houses up for sale. The Mortgage Rate Lock-In Effect Over the past year, one factor that’s really limited the options... Read More

    What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Your Purchasing Power

    By Nathan Butterfield | January 10, 2024

    January 8, 2024For BuyersFirst Time Home BuyersMove-Up BuyersBuying Myths If you want to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay each month. Fortunately, rates for 30-year fixed mortgages have come down significantly since the end of October and are currently under 7%, according to Freddie Mac (see graph... Read More

    Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?

    By Nathan Butterfield | December 1, 2023

    Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers? November 30, 2023For BuyersFirst Time Home BuyersHousing Market UpdatesDemographicsBuying Myths Everyone has their own idea of the American Dream, and it’s different for each person. But, in a recent survey by Bankrate, people were asked about the achievements they believe represent the American Dream the most. The... Read More

    Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?

    By Nathan Butterfield | December 1, 2023

    November 28, 2023For BuyersFor SellersFirst Time Home BuyersMove-Up BuyersHousing Market UpdatesBuying MythsSelling Myths As the housing market evolves, individuals contemplating buying or selling a home often encounter a barrage of conflicting information. To address these common concerns, let’s delve into the three most frequently asked questions and shed light on the latest market trends. Here... Read More

    Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?

    By Nathan Butterfield | November 28, 2023

    November 27, 2023For BuyersMove-Up BuyersHousing Market UpdatesBuying Myths If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a pulse on all of the things that could impact your decision. If that’s the case, you’ve probably heard mention of investors, and wondered how they’re impacting the housing... Read More

    Home Prices Are Not Falling

    By Nathan Butterfield | October 8, 2023

    October 3, 2023For SellersPricingHousing Market UpdatesSelling Myths During the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put out headlines calling for doom and gloom in the housing market. All of this negative news coverage made a lot of people have doubts... Read More

    7 things you need to know before moving to Utah

    By Nathan Butterfield | September 26, 2023

    Thinking of moving to Utah? Relocating for work? You aren’t alone! Every year thousands of people migrate to the Beehive state for a variety of reasons. As one of the top 3 growing states in the U.S., Utah has a lot to offer new residents. Check out what you need to know before making the... Read More

    Economic Forecast Seminar September 2023

    By Nathan Butterfield | September 14, 2023

    The Fields Team partnered with Intercap Lending to present an evening seminar on on the forecast for the Utah Housing Market. With Keynote Josh Romney (Owner Intercap Lending), we reviewed data on the current market and anticipated trends moving into the end of 2023 and beyond! 00:00:00:00 – 00:00:20:02 Unknown It can be confusing. And... Read More