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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?If you're thinking of buying or selling a house, you're at an exciting decision point. And anytime you make a big decision like that, one thing you should always consider is timing. So, what does the rest of the year hold for the housing market? Here's what experts have to say.The Number of Homes Available for Sale Is Likely To GrowThere are early signs housing inventory is starting to grow and experts say that should continue in the months ahead. According to Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com:The gap between this years homes for sale and last years is one-fifth the size that it was at the beginning of the year. The catch up is likely to continue, . . . This growth will mean more options for shoppers than they've had...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your CommunityIf you're thinking of buying or selling a home, chances are you're focusing on the many extraordinary ways itll change your life. But do you know it has a large impact on your community too?To measure that impact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a report each year to highlight just how much economic activity a home sale generates. The chart below shows how the sale of both a newly built home and an existing home impact the economy:As the visual shows, a single home sale can have a significant effect on the overall economy. To dive a level deeper, NAR also provides a detailed look at how that varies state-by-state for newly built homes (see map below):You may be wondering: how can a single home sale h...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Don't Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans Some Highlights If recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if its still a good time to buy, heres what experts have to say. Housing is an asset that typically grows in value. Plus, your mortgage helps stabilize your monthly housing costs, and buying protects you from rising rents. Experts say owning a home is historically a good hedge against inflation. Lets connect if you're ready to start the homebuying process today.     
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Growing Up: Getting Your Vertical Garden Ready for SpringWhen you don’t have a lot of space or open ground around your home, planting a garden might seem impossible. After all, plants need room to grow and soil to grow in, don’t they? While this is true, there is more than one way to get a garden growing. If you have limited outdoor space or don’t have room for a large garden plot, one option is to set up a vertical garden instead.While not every garden plant is feasible for a vertical garden, you might be surprised at all of the things that you can grow vertically. Of course, you’ll first have to get your vertical garden set up and ready for spring planting. You have a lot of options with how you do this, so let’s take a moment to cover the essentials of what your vertical garden shoul...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
The game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the homebuying process. Chess requires you to plan and think about your strategy from the very beginning of the game.The homebuying process, like chess, requires strategy and planning. Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your plan is as strong as possible when you begin your home search.Pre-Approval: the Best Opening Play To Make as a HomebuyerIts important to have a great opening play when you're buying a home. And the best move you can make when you begin your home search is getting pre-approved by a lender. Youve probably already heard this is an important step, but what exactly is pre-approval and what benefits does it provide you?As Freddie Mac puts it:The pre-approval letter fro...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
 As you follow the news, you're likely seeing headlines discussing what's going on in todays housing market. Chances are high that some of the more recent storylines you've come across mention terms like cooling or slowing when talking about where the market is headed.But what do these terms mean? The housing market today is anything but normal, and its still an incredibly strong sellers market, especially when compared to the few years leading up to the pandemic. With that in mind, what can previous years tell us about todays real estate market and if its truly slowing?Were Still Seeing an Above Average Number of SalesYou may see headlines about a drop in home sales. But are those headlines telling the full story? The most recent Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association...
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