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    Rising Rents – Music to Your Ears?

    By Carla Higgins | August 31, 2021

    Rents going up may not be pleasant to hear for tenants, but it could be music to your ears if you are an investor. The recent CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index, April 2021, showed a 5.3% increase in national rent year over year which doubled the increase experienced in April 2020. This is the largest annual … Continue reading Rising Rents – Music to Your Ears? → Read More

    Homeownership Cycle and Inventory

    By Carla Higgins | August 24, 2021

    An interesting homeownership cycle begins with a starter home and progresses to larger and smaller homes throughout a person’s lifetime. Within a few years after purchasing their initial home, they might move up to a little larger house. The reasons could be that they simply want a larger home and can afford it, or their … Continue reading Homeownership Cycle and Inventory → Read More

    Mortgage Forbearance

    By Carla Higgins | August 17, 2021

    Some homeowners who could not afford to make their mortgage payments this past year have been relieved to find out that their mortgage servicer or lender allowed them to pause or possibly, reduce their payments for a limited period. While it does relieve the financial pressure, it is a temporary remedy. About 2/3 of the … Continue reading Mortgage Forbearance → Read More

    Selecting the Right Agent in a Seller’s Market

    By Carla Higgins | August 10, 2021

    Even in the current, low inventory housing market, sellers are resisting the urge to sell it themselves and still seeking the help of a real estate professional. It may be more important than ever and there is too much at stake to risk going it alone. The number of people attempting to sell on their … Continue reading Selecting the Right Agent in a Seller’s Market → Read More

    A Sad Story Relived Over and Over

    By Carla Higgins | August 3, 2021

    Ask any real estate agent and they will tell you a similar sad story. The seller, whose home just hit the market, received an offer which was less than the list price, but felt secure their home would sell quickly and countered for more. For whatever reason, the buyer did not continue to negotiate and … Continue reading A Sad Story Relived Over and Over → Read More

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