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Monthly Archives: August 2021

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

    By Stephen Kimball | August 27, 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% of their income on... Read More

    What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends

    By Stephen Kimball | August 27, 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 vacation this summer, here are... Read More

    Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?

    By Stephen Kimball | August 18, 2021

    There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s important to give this trend context. Is it less expensive to buy a house today than it was in 2005? What about 1995? What happens... Read More

    Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand

    By Admin | August 18, 2021

    One of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe purchasing a home makes sense. Some claim rapidly rising home prices are impacting demand and, by extension, leading to the recent slowdown in sales activity. However, demand isn’t the real issue. Instead, it’s the lack of supply (homes... Read More

    The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale

    By Stephen Kimball | August 13, 2021

    If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. What you may not realize is that decision impacts people’s lives far beyond your own. Home purchases and sales are significant drivers of economic activity. They have a major impact on your community and the... Read More

    Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You

    By Admin | August 7, 2021

    Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence about whether to list your house now or later, the question you should really ask is: will this price appreciation last? Here’s what three leading industry experts... Read More

    Waiting to buy could cost you

    By Stephen Kimball | August 2, 2021

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