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    The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

    By Sandra Lowrey | June 22, 2020

    The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection for our families... Read More

    What Does the Recent Unemployment Report Mean?

    By Sandra Lowrey | June 15, 2020

    The Shocking News in the Unemployment Report On June 5th, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their May Employment Situation Summary. Leading up to the release, most experts predicted the unemployment rate would jump up to approximately 20% from the 14.7% rate announced last month. The experts were shocked. The Wall Street Journal put it this way: “The May U.S.... Read More

    June is National Homeownership Month [Inforgraphic]

    By Sandra Lowrey | June 8, 2020

    National Homeownership Month [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights National Homeownership Month is a great time to reflect on how we can each promote stronger community growth. Homeownership helps families build financial freedom, find greater happiness and satisfaction, and make a positive impact on our local communities. Let’s connect today if homeownership is part of your future plans. Read More

    Outlook for Housing Market for Remainder of 2020

    By Sandra Lowrey | May 28, 2020

    Will the Housing Market Turn Around This Year? Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home in 2020. Some have shifted their plans or put them on hold over the past couple of months, and understandably so. Everyone seems to be wondering if the market is going to change... Read More

    Suburbs Are Becoming More Appealing to Current Urban Dwellers

    By Sandra Lowrey | May 21, 2020

    A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits today are beginning to rethink their current neighborhoods. Being in close proximity to everything from the grocery store to local entertainment... Read More

    Concerned About the Unemployment Report – Don’t Be!

    By Sandra Lowrey | May 14, 2020

    Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary by COVID-19 caused the unemployment rate to jump to 14.7%. Many anticipate that next month the percentage could be even higher. These numbers represent the extreme hardship so many... Read More

    The Importance of Using a Real Estate Professional During the Homebuying Process

    By Sandra Lowrey | April 22, 2020

    How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working... Read More

    Misconception When it Comes to the Homebuying Process

    By Sandra Lowrey | April 8, 2020

    The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article:  “A year ago, a combination of a government shutdown, stock market slump and mortgage rate spike caused a long-anticipated inventory rise. That... Read More

    How Much “Housing Wealth” Can You Build in a Decade?

    By Sandra Lowrey | March 25, 2020

    How Much “Housing Wealth” Can You Build in a Decade? Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a special study titled Single-Family Home Price Gains by Years of Tenure. The study estimates median home price appreciation over the last 30 years based on the length of homeownership. Below are three graphs depicting the most important... Read More

    How Does Uncertainty in the World Affect the Housing Market?

    By Sandra Lowrey | March 11, 2020

    How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. As an... Read More