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Monthly Archives: December 2020

    Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake

    By Brian Ladd | December 30, 2020

    There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale... Read More

    Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today

    By Brian Ladd | December 28, 2020

    Even in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home prices nationwide are forecasted to increase by 4.5% in 2021. This means experts anticipate home values will continue climbing next year. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com, notes:... Read More

    Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?

    By Brian Ladd | December 23, 2020

    It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. Many needs have changed in 2020, and it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your lifestyle.... Read More

    Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

    By Brian Ladd | December 18, 2020

    In a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic released its 2020 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights report, which reveals four major findings: U.S. homeowners with mortgages have seen their equity increase by a total of $1... Read More

    3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

    By Brian Ladd | December 18, 2020

    This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on by the health crisis have also forced many homeowners to reevaluate their... Read More

    Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Brian Ladd | December 11, 2020

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    How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale

    By Brian Ladd | December 7, 2020

      This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing and Commercial Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “Working from home is a positive factor in demand for vacation homes.” Buyers are taking advantage of the fact that working from home might be someplace... Read More

    Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership

    By Brian Ladd | December 2, 2020

    Homeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and down payment assistance options, uncertainty along the way can ultimately hold some buyers back. Today, there are over 75 million Millennials and 67 million Gen Z’ers in the... Read More