Monthly Archives: August 2020
Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?
Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction? Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. It’s a great question to ask, and... Read More
Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back
Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back When shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would follow suit. Countless analysts predicted buyer demand would disappear and home values would depreciate for the first time in almost a decade. That, however, didn’t happen. It... Read More
1300 Geiger Avenue
Just Listed! 1300 Geiger Avenue! This charming home was fully renovated, from studs (with an addition) in 2014 to provide the best of modern day amenities and energy efficiency with the character of a historic home. This corner lot on a sought-after street in popular Cottontown provides walkability and convenient access to downtown Columbia, Fireflies... Read More
The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership
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, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits... Read More
Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected
Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected Originally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some even worried that we might relive the 2006-2008 housing crash all over again. Once you examine... Read More
Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery?
Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery? The residential real estate market has definitely been the shining light in this country’s current economic situation. All-time low mortgage rates coupled with a new appreciation of what a home truly means has caused the housing market to push forward through this major health crisis. Let’s look at two measures... Read More
Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market
Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the current demand. Now, however, we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers. Javier... Read More
Price Reduced! 211 Woolbright Lane!
Price Reduced! 211 Woolbright Lane! Your new home awaits! This Chapin home offers 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Come see this home’s great curb appeal with stone and front porch for morning coffee. Enter living room and dining room area with LVP flooring and high ceilings. Awesome kitchen with stainless appliances, gas range, granite counters,... Read More
Why Foreclosures Won’t Crush the Housing Market Next Year
Why Foreclosures Won’t Crush the Housing Market Next Year With the strength of the current housing market growing every day and more Americans returning to work, a faster-than-expected recovery in the housing sector is already well underway. Regardless, many are still asking the question: will we see a wave of foreclosures as a result of the current crisis? Thankfully, research shows... Read More
Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years
Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues. The way the housing market is positioned today, however, low mortgage rates are actually making homes more affordable, even as... Read More