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Navigating Bidding Wars as the Buying

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 […]

What Every Seller Needs To Know About Renovating This Year

By Liz Norvelle | February 21, 2022

If you’re planning to sell this year, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your house ready to appeal to the most buyers. It’s crucial to work with a trusted real estate professional who knows your local market to get your home ready to sell. But consider a few things when […]

The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading

By Liz Norvelle | February 2, 2022

Mortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the latest survey, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen from 3.22% at the start of the year to 3.55% as of last week. This is important to note because any increase in mortgage rates […]

Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

By Liz Norvelle | January 7, 2022

Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need. The 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveys […]