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Is Our Market Slowing Down?“Is the Texas market slowing down?” This seems to be the question of the hour. After all, the Federal Reserve raised rates again, and tons of buyers have already been forced out of the market. Our market might be slowing but probably not in the way you think. To learn m...
08/11/2022
Buyers: How To Handle Higher RatesDo rising interest rates make you feel like it’s too late to buy a home? Some people have left the market altogether because they don’t think they can afford higher rates. There’s no doubt that rates affect affordability, but there are plenty of creative methods ...
07/27/2022
(Y'all -- I'm fired up so please excuse the tiny bit of frustration you may detect in this email.) You know, if you and I were the kind of folks who made our important financial decisions based solely on what the 'drive-by' media said about the economy, the markets, etc. --- we'd probably be froz...
07/20/2022
 Dear friends and clients,Today’s real estate market is still competitive for buyers. If you fall in love with a home, chances are that other buyers have seen it as well, and you’ll have to compete against them to get your offer accepted. Even though interest rates have increased, there still are...
06/23/2022
 Dear friends and clients,With the recent substantial increase in mortgage interest rates, many homeowners have been asking, “Will this finally cause home prices to drop?” The answer isn’t cut and dry. In a market where rates are predicted to rise even further this year, buyer affordability could...
06/10/2022
 Dear friends and clients,It’s no secret that buying can be tough in this market. Interest rates are increasing at a faster pace than they have in decades, the lack of inventory has driven home values up, and inflation is making it even harder to buy.The cost of ownership has increased dramatical...
05/27/2022
 Dear friends and clients,The market seems to be reaching a tipping point. While home prices are still climbing nationally, the increased mortgage costs have also pushed some buyers out of the market. National home sales fell 2.7% in March, and mortgage applications dropped 5% in mid-April.The ma...
05/19/2022
 Dear friends and clients,Due to pandemic-related disruptions over the past two years, the real estate market has completely changed and seriously favors sellers. If you want to take advantage of this market and extract as much value out of your property as possible, now is the time to sell.After...
04/25/2022
 Dear friends and clients,There are several different issues facing homebuyers these days. For example, due to pandemic-related economic issues and the tragic collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Florida, new adjustments have been made to mortgage rules and regulations for condos nationwide....
04/07/2022
 Dear Friends and Clients,Our market is on fire, and it isn’t even spring. Low interest rates have spurred demand, but there aren’t many houses for sale, meaning sellers have less competition. Supply is hitting an all-time low, so if you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, it could be time to final...
03/24/2022
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