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Monthly Archives: February 2024

    Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

    By Nate Riggs | February 20, 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

    It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

    By Nate Riggs | February 19, 2024

    If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First... Read More

    Achieve Your Dream of Homeownership with Condos and Townhomes

    By Nate Riggs | February 16, 2024

    Some Highlights If you’re trying to buy a home but are having a hard time finding something in your budget, here’s something that can help: consider condos and townhomes. They may better fit your budget, can help you start building equity, and tend to require minimal upkeep and less maintenance. Looking at condos and townhomes can make it easier to... Read More

    Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

    By Nate Riggs | February 15, 2024

    Based on what you’re hearing in the news about home prices, you may be worried they’re falling. But here’s the thing. The headlines aren’t giving you the full picture. If you look at the national data for 2023, home prices actually showed positive growth for the year. While this varies by market, and while there were some months with slight... Read More

    Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

    By Nate Riggs | February 14, 2024

    Chances are at some point in your life you’ve heard the phrase, home is where the heart is. There’s a reason that’s said so often. Becoming a homeowner is emotional. So, if you’re trying to decide if you want to keep on renting or if you’re ready to buy a home this year, here’s why it’s so easy to fall... Read More

    Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership

    By Nate Riggs | February 13, 2024

    Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While progress has been made to improve fair housing access, households of color still face unique challenges on the road to owning a home. Working with the right real estate experts can make all the difference for diverse... Read More

    What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

    By Nate Riggs | February 12, 2024

    Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they’re coming down. But then you read somewhere else that they’re up again. And that may leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s true. The simplest answer is: that what you read or hear... Read More

    Winning Plays for Buying a Home in Today’s Market

    By Nate Riggs | February 10, 2024

    Some Highlights In today’s housing market, you can still come out on top if you have the right team and plan. To win when buying a home, you need to build your team, make strategic plays, consider what’s in and out of bounds, and stand out from the crowd. Let’s connect today to make your winning move. Read More

    Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

    By Nate Riggs | February 8, 2024

    Are you on the fence about selling your house? While affordability is improving this year, it’s still tight. And that may be on your mind. But understanding your home equity could be the key to making your decision easier. An article from Bankrate explains: “Home equity is the difference between your home’s value and the amount you still owe on... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year

    By Nate Riggs | February 8, 2024

    On the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed around. Let’s break down what it is and why it’s important if you’re looking to buy a home in 2024. What Pre-Approval Is As part of the homebuying process, your lender will look at your finances to figure out what they’re willing to... Read More