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Monthly Archives: October 2023

    Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market

    By Shawna Riggs | October 31, 2023

    If you’ve been following the news recently, you might have seen articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies. That could be making you feel uneasy, especially if you’re thinking about buying or selling a house. But the truth is, even though the numbers are going up, the data shows the housing market isn’t headed for a crisis. Foreclosure Activity Rising,... Read More

    A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

    By Nate Riggs | October 30, 2023

    Do negative headlines and talk on social media have you feeling worried about the housing market? Maybe you’ve even seen or heard something lately that scares you and makes you wonder if you should still buy or sell a home right now. Regrettably, when news in the media isn’t easy to understand, it can make people feel scared and unsure.... Read More

    Unmasking Scary Myths about Today’s Housing Market

    By Nate Riggs | October 30, 2023

    Some Highlights Here’s what you really need to know about a few myths causing fear in today’s housing market. Despite common misconceptions, many people can buy a home even if they have student loans, home prices are rising nationally (not falling), and you usually don’t have to have 20% for a down payment. If you have other fears or reservations about buying a home today, let’s connect so... Read More

    What Are the Real Reasons You Want To Move Right Now?

    By Nate Riggs | October 26, 2023

    If you’re considering selling your house right now, it’s likely because something in your life has changed. And while things like mortgage rates play a big role in your decision, you don’t want that to overshadow why you thought about making a move in the first place. It’s true mortgage rates are higher right now, and that has an impact on... Read More

    Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen Z

    By Shawna Riggs | October 26, 2023

    The idea of owning a home has always been a big part of the American Dream. It’s a symbol of stability, independence, and having a place to truly call your own. But for Gen Z, the “Zoomers” born between 1997 and 2012, making that dream a reality can feel like quite the challenge today with... Read More

    The Perks of Selling Your House When Inventory Is Low

    By Shawna Riggs | October 24, 2023

    When it comes to selling your house, you’re probably trying to juggle the current market conditions and your own needs as you plan your move. One thing that may be working in your favor is how few homes there are for sale right now. Here’s what you need to know about the current inventory situation and what it means for... Read More

    Why Home Prices Keep Going Up

    By Nate Riggs | October 23, 2023

    If you’ve ever dreamed of buying your own place, or selling your current house to upgrade, you’re no stranger to the rollercoaster of emotions changing home prices can stir up. It’s a tale of financial goals, doubts, and a dash of anxiety that many have been through. But if you put off moving because you’re worried home... Read More

    How Buying a Multi-Generational Home Helps with Affordability Today

    By Nate Riggs | October 23, 2023

    In today’s world of rising housing costs, many buyers are looking for ways to still be able to buy a home. Some of them have found a solution in multi-generational living. Multi-generational living is when two or more adult generations live together under one roof. This includes siblings, parents, or even grandparents. Here’s an in-depth look... Read More

    Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

    By Nate Riggs | October 16, 2023

    Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press. If you’ve been following the headlines, you may have even seen rates recently reached their highest level in over two decades (see graph below):   That can feel like a little bit of a gut punch if you’re thinking about making... Read More

    Are Grandparents Moving To Be Closer to Their Grandkids?

    By Nate Riggs | October 10, 2023

    During the pandemic, many people distanced themselves from their loved ones for health reasons. Grandparents were told to stay away from their grandkids, especially as schools started to open. That’s because it would have been risky to visit with their grandchildren who may have gotten sick from school. Now that the pandemic has passed, many grandparents want... Read More