Good News for Today’s Homebuyers

By Liz Norvelle | November 11, 2022

While higher mortgage rates are creating affordability challenges for homebuyers this year, there is still good news for those looking to buy a home. As the market has cooled this year, some of the intensity buyers faced during the pandemic’s peak frenzy has also cooled. Here are a few trends that may benefit you when […]

Factors to Lock in the Lowest Mortgage Rate

By Liz Norvelle | October 14, 2022

When buying a home, you want to secure the lowest interest rate on your home loan. In the last few years, we have seen record-low mortgage rates, but over this last year, rates have significantly risen. How do you combat those higher rates to lock in a lower one? Here are a few factors and […]

Opportunities for a Seller in Today’s Market

By Liz Norvelle | September 20, 2022

Real estate is always a hot topic and with good reason. The market has changed significantly in the last few years, and this latest season has undergone more shifts. The number of homes for sale is rising as buyer demand slows. Uniquely, this shift offers sellers key opportunities and benefits when selling. You Have More […]

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

By Liz Norvelle | August 16, 2022

The market is making a shift! There has been a clear impact on the housing market recently because of the rise in mortgage rates. Are we shifting back to the housing market pre-pandemic? This leveling out isn’t a bad thing.  The years leading up to the pandemic were some of the best the housing market […]

A Great Time to Sell

By Liz Norvelle | July 18, 2022

As mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Historically, when mortgage rates rise by a percentage point or more, home values continue to appreciate. Currently, home values continue to grow because of the ongoing imbalance in supply and demand. Specifically, housing supply […]

Summer Hiking in Prescott, AZ

By Liz Norvelle | June 5, 2022

Prescott, Arizona, is an excellent town for hiking and exploring the outdoors. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, a great hike is waiting for you in Prescott. The summer months provide the perfect weather for hikes of all levels. Here are some of our favorite trails to explore this summer. Butte Creek […]

Navigating Bidding Wars as the Buyer

By Liz Norvelle | May 13, 2022

When inventory is tight, and a market heats up, sellers may find themselves in a multiple offer situation. In a multiple offer situation, more than one potential buyer submits a written offer. With multiple offers on a property, the listing agent can then try and “shop the top offer” to get the best deal possible […]

Mortgage Rates: Where Are They Headed?

By Liz Norvelle | April 21, 2022

Last year Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, stated that:  “You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage rates, because you will always invariably be wrong.” There has never been a more accurate statement regarding forecasting […]

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market

By Liz Norvelle | March 26, 2022

As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season to buy or sell a house. While multiple factors are causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first-rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — the housing market seems to be relatively […]