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    What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 24, 2024

    What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates? If you’re thinking of making a move this year, there are two housing market factors that are probably on your mind: home prices and mortgage rates. You’re wondering what’s going to happen next. And if it’s worth it to move now, or better to wait it out. The only thing you can really... Read More

    The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 23, 2024

    The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing There’s no denying the last couple of years have been tough for anyone trying to buy a home because there haven’t been enough houses to go around. But things are starting to look up. There are more homes up for grabs this year. The graph below uses the latest data from Realtor.com to... Read More

    Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 22, 2024

    Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First Home Having a hard time finding a first home that’s right for you and your wallet? Well, here’s a tip – think about condominiums, or condos for short. They’re usually smaller than single-family homes, but that’s exactly why they can be easier on your budget. According... Read More

    Thinking of Selling? You Want an Agent with These Skills

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 21, 2024

    Thinking of Selling? You Want an Agent with These Skills Selling your house is a big decision. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ve probably ever made, and it’s a place where you’ve created countless memories. That combo means there’s going to be a lot of emotions involved. You want someone who understands your perspective,... Read More

    Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 20, 2024

    Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment With all the headlines circulating about home prices and rising mortgage rates, you may wonder if it still makes sense to invest in homeownership right now. A recent poll from Gallup shows the answer is yes. In fact, real estate was voted the best long-term investment for the 11th consecutive year, consistently beating other... Read More

    Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 17, 2024

    Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what’s going on with home prices these days. Here’s the scoop. The latest national data from Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows they’re going up (see graphs below): As you can see, home... Read More

    The Top 2 Reasons To Consider a Newly Built Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 16, 2024

    The Top 2 Reasons To Consider a Newly Built Home When you’re planning a move, it’s normal to wonder where you’ll end up and what your future home is going to look like. Maybe you’ve got a specific picture of that house in your mind. But unless you came into this process knowing you want to... Read More

    How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 15, 2024

    How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, it’s important to know it doesn’t just impact you—it helps out the local economy and your community, too. Every year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) puts out a report that breaks down the financial impact that comes from people buying and selling homes (see visual below): When a... Read More

    Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 14, 2024

    Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality If you’re a member of a younger generation, like Gen Z, you may be asking the question: will I ever be able to buy a home? And chances are, you’re worried that’s not going to be in the cards with inflation, rising home prices, mortgage rates, and... Read More

    Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 13, 2024

    Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one... Read More