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    Are You a Homebuyer Worried About Climate Risks?

    By Nate Riggs | October 5, 2023

    The increasing effects of natural disasters are leading to new obstacles in residential real estate. As a recent article from CoreLogic explains: “As the specter of climate change looms large, the world braces for unprecedented challenges. In the world of real estate, one of those challenges will be the effects of natural catastrophes on property portfolios, homeowners, and... Read More

    Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First Home

    By Nate Riggs | October 4, 2023

    Are you considering buying your first home? If so, it can be helpful to know what led other people to make that decision. According to a recent survey of first-time homebuyers by PulteGroup: “When asked why they purchased their first home recently, the answer was simple: because they wanted to. Either the desire to stop renting or recognition that homeownership... Read More

    Home Prices Are Not Falling

    By Nate Riggs | October 3, 2023

    During the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put out headlines calling for doom and gloom in the housing market. All of this negative news coverage made a lot of people have doubts about the strength of the residential real... Read More

    Unpacking the Long-Term Benefits of Homeownership

    By Nate Riggs | October 3, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying a home soon, higher mortgage rates, rising home prices, and ongoing affordability concerns may make you wonder if it still makes sense to buy a home right now. While those market factors are important, there’s more to consider. You should think about the long-term benefits of homeownership too. Think about this: if you know... Read More

    Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

    By Nate Riggs | September 28, 2023

    You might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn't own a home at the time. If you’re worried there’s going to be a repeat of what happened back then, there's good news – the housing market now is different from 2008. Read More

    Your Home Equity Can Offset Affordability Challenges

    By Nate Riggs | September 19, 2023

    Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, today’s mortgage rates may be making you wonder if that’s the right decision. Some homeowners are reluctant to sell and take on a higher mortgage rate on their next home. If you’re worried about this too, know that even though rates are high right now, so is home equity. Here’s... Read More

    Are More Homes Coming onto the Market?

    By Nate Riggs | September 18, 2023

    An important factor shaping today’s market is the number of homes for sale. And, if you’re considering whether or not to list your house, that’s one of the biggest advantages you have right now. When housing inventory is this low, your house will stand out, especially if it’s priced right. But there are some early signs that more listings... Read More

    Why Is Housing Inventory So Low?

    By Nate Riggs | September 15, 2023

    One question that’s top of mind if you’re thinking about making a move today is: Why is it so hard to find a house to buy? And while it may be tempting to wait it out until you have more options, that’s probably not the best strategy. Here’s why. Read More

    Hurricane Season – How The Locals Prepare

    By Nate Riggs | June 21, 2023

    How do the locals prepare for Hurricane Season? What should you do today as a new homeowner? Read More

    Housing May Actually Be More Affordable Than Ever Before

    By Nate Riggs | March 10, 2023

    "Buying a home was easier for my parents" But was it really? Read More