Q: Do you know the difference between an inspection and an appraisal? A: An appraisal helps you understand a home’s value, while inspections help you understand a home’s condition. The home inspection is a way to determine the current state, safety, and condition of the home before you ... Continue Reading » about WHY IS A HOME INSPECTION SO IMPORTANT?
If you remember the housing crash back in 2008, you may recall just how popular adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were back then. And after years of being virtually nonexistent, more people are once again using ARMs when buying a home. Let’s break down why that’s happening and why this isn’t cause ... Continue Reading » about Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)
Fall Maintenance Checklist Item: Contact contractors to assess gutters and drainage areas around the house! Water diversion is a big deal, especially up here in the mountains, where rain and snow runoff can cause everything from issues with your roof, siding, foundation or basement to landscaping ... Continue Reading » about Homeowner Tips:
If you’re a homeowner, you might be torn on whether or not to sell your house right now. Maybe that’s because you don’t want to take on a higher mortgage rate on your next home. If that’s your biggest hurdle, understanding your equity may be exactly what you need to help you feel more comfortable ... Continue Reading » about Everything You Need to Know About Equity and How It Works in Today’s Market!
At first glance, these statistics seem to show a drop in the Average Sales Price for homes in our area. But is that really true? I think the more significant number can be found in the Median Sales Price. This is an indicator that homes at a lower price point are selling more frequently than the ... Continue Reading » about Market Overview