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Reflections on the latest real estate news, updates, and trends.

Facts in Focus | Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised ... Up

Facts in Focus | Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised ... Up

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 02/24/24

Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and...

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It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 02/20/24

If you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearin...

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Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 02/13/24

Are you on the fence about selling your house? While affordability is improving this year, it’s still tight. And that may be on...

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Facts in Focus | Demographic Tailwinds in 2024 Real Estate

Facts in Focus | Demographic Tailwinds in 2024 Real Estate

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 02/10/24

We are now ramping up for what should be a busy year in real estate. Why? Demographics.

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Two of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates

Two of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 02/6/24

If you’re looking to buy a home, or if you will need to refinance in the near future, you’ve probably been paying close attenti...

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Facts in Focus | Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

Facts in Focus | Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 02/2/24

As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spri...

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Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 01/30/24

Have you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it's all about? If so, that might be because there’s been lot o...

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Key Terms Every Homebuyer Should Learn

Key Terms Every Homebuyer Should Learn

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 01/23/24

Key Terms Every Homebuyer Should Learn

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Facts in Focus | 2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers

Facts in Focus | 2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 01/20/24

If you’ve been holding off on selling your house to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were too high, their recent dow...

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Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 01/16/24

If you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s exciting to jump a few steps ahead and think about moving in and making it your own...

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Real Estate Market Forecast: Opportunities for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2024

Real Estate Market Forecast: Opportunities for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2024

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 01/9/24

A growing share of home buyers and sellers sat on the sidelines last year as the pace of home sales continued its downward traj...

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3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 01/2/24

If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work...

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Facts in Focus | Saving for a Home in 2024

Facts in Focus | Saving for a Home in 2024

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 12/31/23

If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be...

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Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 12/26/23

When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made b...

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Facts in Focus | Experts Weigh In - 2024 Housing Market Forecast

Facts in Focus | Experts Weigh In - 2024 Housing Market Forecast

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 12/22/23

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market i...

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What You Need To Know About Down Payments 

What You Need To Know About Down Payments 

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 12/19/23

If you want to buy a home, you may not need as much for your down payment as you think.

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Facts in Focus | The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market

Facts in Focus | The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 12/15/23

If you're thinking about moving, it's important to know what's happening in the housing market. Here's an update on the supply ...

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The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After Buying

The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After Buying

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 12/13/23

There’s no denying mortgage rates and home prices are higher now than they were last year and that’s impacting what you can aff...

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Ideas for an Eco Friendly Holiday at Home

Ideas for an Eco Friendly Holiday at Home

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 12/5/23

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but for many families with festive plans and hectic schedules, it can also be the mos...

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Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?

Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 11/28/23

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a ...

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Facts in Focus | Why Homeowners Are Thankful They Own

Facts in Focus | Why Homeowners Are Thankful They Own

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 11/26/23

Ask around and you’ll find the vast majority are thankful they took the leap and bought a home. But why? It’s because of the ma...

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Need to Sweeten a Deal? Understanding Seller Concessions

Need to Sweeten a Deal? Understanding Seller Concessions

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 11/22/23

Buying and selling real estate can involve many complex negotiations. Buyers and sellers generally pay for their own closing co...

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Facts in Focus | The Latest 2024 Housing Market Forecast

Facts in Focus | The Latest 2024 Housing Market Forecast

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 11/18/23

The new year is right around the corner, and you might be wondering if 2024 will be the right time to buy or sell a home. If yo...

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Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 11/14/23

Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new addition, retiring and starti...

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Facts in Focus | Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?

Facts in Focus | Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 11/11/23

Are you dreaming of buying your own home and wondering about how you’ll save for a down payment? You're not alone. Some people ...

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Tips to Furnish Your New Home for Less

Tips to Furnish Your New Home for Less

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 11/7/23

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences in life. If you’re like many homebuyers, you’ll be planning your furn...

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Facts In Focus | What Are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Can They Benefit You?

Facts In Focus | What Are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Can They Benefit You?

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 11/3/23

Maybe you’re in the market for a home and are having a hard time finding the right one that fits your budget. Or perhaps you’re...

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Unmasking Scary Myths about Today’s Housing Market

Unmasking Scary Myths about Today’s Housing Market

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 10/31/23

Here’s what you really need to know about a few myths causing fear in today’s housing market.

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Facts in Focus | Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen Z

Facts in Focus | Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen Z

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 10/27/23

The idea of owning a home has always been a big part of the American Dream. It's a symbol of stability, independence, and havin...

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Are Grandparents Moving To Be Closer to Their Grandkids?

Are Grandparents Moving To Be Closer to Their Grandkids?

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 10/24/23

During the pandemic, many people distanced themselves from their loved ones for health reasons. Grandparents were told to stay ...

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Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 10/17/23

Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press. If you’ve been followi...

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How Homeowner Net Worth Grows with Time

How Homeowner Net Worth Grows with Time

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 10/10/23

If you’re thinking about buying a home this year, be sure to consider the long-term financial advantages of homeownership, like...

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Income Properties Are Trending, But Is Landlord Life for You?

Income Properties Are Trending, But Is Landlord Life for You?

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 10/3/23

Investing in real estate has long been one of Americans' favorite ways to grow their wealth. In fact, over 70% of single-family...

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Facts In Focus | The Many Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership

Facts In Focus | The Many Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 10/1/23

Buying and owning your own home can have a big impact on your life. While there are financial reasons to become a homeowner, it...

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Beginning with Pre-Approval

Beginning with Pre-Approval

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 09/26/23

If you’re looking to buy a home this fall, there are a few things you need to know. Affordability is tight with today’s mortgag...

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Are More Homes Coming onto the Market?

Are More Homes Coming onto the Market?

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 09/19/23

An important factor shaping today’s market is the number of homes for sale. And, if you’re considering whether or not to list y...

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Facts In Focus | Planning to Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Make a Move

Facts In Focus | Planning to Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Make a Move

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 09/16/23

Reaching retirement is a significant milestone in life, bringing with it a lot of change and new opportunities. As the door to ...

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Home Price Forecasts Revised for 2023

Home Price Forecasts Revised for 2023

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 09/12/23

Here's a look at the new forecasts for the rest of the year.

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Facts in Focus | Mortgage Rates: Past, Present, and Possible Future

Facts in Focus | Mortgage Rates: Past, Present, and Possible Future

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 09/11/23

Since mortgage rates impact what you can afford when you take out a home loan – and affordability is a challenge today – it’s a...

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Top 6 Tips To Attract the Best Offers for Your Home

Top 6 Tips To Attract the Best Offers for Your Home

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 09/5/23

Not long ago, home sellers were in their heyday, as historically-low mortgage rates triggered a real estate buying frenzy. Howe...

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Facts in Focus | The Dangers of Overpricing in Marin Real Estate

Facts in Focus | The Dangers of Overpricing in Marin Real Estate

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 09/1/23

Overpricing one’s home prior to going on market almost always has negative ramifications for sellers: Across Bay Area markets, ...

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If You Are Thinking About Selling Don’t Let These Two Things Hold You Back

If You Are Thinking About Selling Don’t Let These Two Things Hold You Back

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 08/29/23

Many homeowners thinking about selling have two key things holding them back. That’s feeling locked in by today’s higher mortga...

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Facts In Focus | Equity Is a Game Changer for Homeowners Looking To Sell

Facts In Focus | Equity Is a Game Changer for Homeowners Looking To Sell

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 08/26/23

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...

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Pricing Your House Right Still Matters Today

Pricing Your House Right Still Matters Today

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 08/22/23

While this isn’t the frenzied market we saw during the ‘unicorn’ years, homes that are priced right are still selling quickly a...

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Facts in Focus | Don't Expect Many Foreclosures...

Facts in Focus | Don't Expect Many Foreclosures...

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 08/18/23

The rising cost of just about everything from groceries to gas right now is leading to speculation that more people won’t be ab...

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5 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them) 

5 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them) 

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 08/15/23

Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, 80% of recent buyers who s...

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Facts in Focus | There's Only Half the Inventory of a Normal Housing Market Today

Facts in Focus | There's Only Half the Inventory of a Normal Housing Market Today

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 08/11/23

Wondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. Especially if you consider how few ho...

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Four Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

Four Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 08/8/23

If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years. Equity builds over time as home va...

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Facts in Focus | Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

Facts in Focus | Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

  • Kyle Frazier
  • 08/4/23

While the wild ride that was the “unicorn years” of housing is behind us, today’s market is still competitive in many areas bec...

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Homebuyers Are Still More Active Than Usual

Homebuyers Are Still More Active Than Usual

  • Maria Sandberg
  • 08/1/23

Even though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy that was so characteristic of the last couple of years, it ...

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