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Monthly Archives: December 2023

    The Benefits of Working With an Agent When You Sell Your House

    By Nate Riggs | December 29, 2023

    Some Highlights When it comes to selling your house, the expertise of a trusted real estate agent can make a big difference. They’ll explain what’s happening today, what that means for you, and how to price and market your house. They’re also skilled negotiators and well versed in the contracts and disclosures involved. Let’s connect so you have expert advice throughout the... Read More

    What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024

    By Nate Riggs | December 29, 2023

    If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be. One way to ease those concerns is to make sure you understand some of the costs you may encounter up front. And to do that, always turn to trusted real estate professionals.... Read More

    Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step

    By Nate Riggs | December 27, 2023

    If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few things to think about as... Read More

    Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

    By Nate Riggs | December 27, 2023

    As the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it’s never too early to start laying the groundwork. One crucial step to prepare for homeownership is building a solid credit score. Lenders review your credit to assess your ability to make payments on time, pay... Read More

    These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy Home

    By Nate Riggs | December 27, 2023

    There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of homeownership are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Here’s why. The word home truly means something different to everyone. Whether it’s sharing memories with loved ones around the kitchen table... Read More

    Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter

    By Nate Riggs | December 27, 2023

    Some Highlights As you get ready to sell your house, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to make it inviting and boost curb appeal. To name just a couple, it’s a good idea to declutter, take down personal photos and items, touch up any scuffs on the walls, and tidy up your... Read More

    Sell Smarter: Why Working with a Real Estate Agent May Beat Going Solo

    By Nate Riggs | December 21, 2023

    If you’re thinking about selling your house on your own, called “For Sale by Owner” or FSBO, there are some important things to consider. Going this route means taking on a lot of responsibilities by yourself – and that can be a bit of a headache. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found two of the most... Read More

    Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

    By Nate Riggs | December 20, 2023

    When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know. The Federal Funds Rate Hikes Have Stalled One of the Fed’s primary goals is to lower inflation.... Read More

    Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

    By Nate Riggs | December 20, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market in 2024. In 2023, higher mortgage rates, confusion over home price headlines, and a lack of homes for sale created some challenges for buyers and sellers looking to make a move. But what’s on the horizon for the new year? The... Read More

    Why Now Is Still a Great Time To Sell Your House

    By Nate Riggs | December 20, 2023

    If you were worried buyer demand disappeared when mortgage rates went up, the data shows there are plenty of interested buyers still out there. The housing market isn’t as frenzied as it was during the ‘unicorn’ years when buyer demand was through the roof, mortgage rates were historically low, and home values rose like we’ve never seen before. But that doesn’t mean the... Read More