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    What to Expect if you Buy or Sell a Home this June

    By Edward Robertson | June 6, 2024

    What To Expect if You Buy or Sell a Home This June June is a busy month in the housing market because a lot of people buy and sell this time of year. So, if you’ve got a move on your mind and you’re looking to make it happen this month, here’s a snapshot of what you need to know to... Read More

    What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

    By Edward Robertson | May 21, 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

    Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer this Spring

    By Edward Robertson | April 4, 2024

    Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring Buying a home this spring? You’re probably navigating today’s affordability challenges and dealing with the limited number of homes for sale. But, what if there was a solution that could help with both? If you’re having a hard time finding a home you love, and mortgage rates are putting pressure... Read More

    Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

    By Edward Robertson | February 20, 2024

    Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You Based on what you’re hearing in the news about home prices, you may be worried they’re falling. But here’s the thing. The headlines aren’t giving you the full picture. If you look at the national data for 2023, home prices actually showed positive growth for the year. While this varies by... Read More

    Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership

    By Edward Robertson | December 14, 2023

    Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership If you’re looking to buy a home, your down payment doesn’t have to be a big hurdle. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 38% of first-time homebuyers find saving for a down payment the most challenging step. But the reality is, you probably don’t need to... Read More

    Hartford County Housing Market Updates – August 2023

    By Edward Robertson | September 20, 2023

    HARTFORD COUNTY HOUSING MARKET UPDATE – AUGUST 2023 The real estate market for the last couple of years has been experiencing some serious challenges. A major cause of the challenges is home inventory. The historically low number of homes on the market continues to drive prices higher, and should continue to put upward pressure on... Read More

    Get Ready for Smaller, More Affordable Homes

    By Edward Robertson | September 12, 2023

    Get Ready for Smaller, More Affordable Homes Have you been trying to buy a home, but higher mortgage rates and home prices are limiting your options? If so, here’s some good news – based on what Ali Wolf, Chief Economist at Zonda, has to say – smaller, more affordable homes are on the way: “Buyers should expect that over the next 12 to... Read More

    Momentum Is Building for New Home Construction

    By Edward Robertson | July 13, 2023

    Momentum Is Building for New Home Construction If you’re in the process of looking for a home today, you know the supply of homes for sale is low because you’re feeling the impact of having a limited pool of options. And, if your biggest hurdle right now is that you’re having trouble finding something you like, don’t... Read More

    Are Home Prices Going Up or Down?

    By Edward Robertson | June 13, 2023

    Are Home Prices Going Up or Down? That Depends… Media coverage about what’s happening with home prices can be confusing. A large part of that is due to the type of data being used and what they’re choosing to draw attention to. For home prices, there are two different methods used to compare home prices... Read More

    By Edward Robertson | May 18, 2023

    What You Need To Know About Home Price News The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will release its latest Existing Home Sales Report tomorrow. The information it contains on home prices may cause some confusion and could even generate some troubling headlines. This all stems from the fact that NAR will report the median sales price, while other home price indices report repeat... Read More