As you get ready to sell your house, there are specific things you can add to your to-do list.
These include decluttering, taking down personal photos and items, and power washing outdoor surfaces.
The biggest challenge in the housing market is how few houses there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy.
The number of homes for sale is up from last year but below pre-pandemic numbers, and that means we’re still in a sellers’ market.
In today’s housing market, you can still be the champion if you have the right team and strategy.
To win as a buyer, you need to build your team, make strategic plays, consider what’s in and out of bounds, and stand out from the crowd.
Many people believe you need to put down 20% of the purchase price when you buy a home. But recent homebuyers actually put down far less on their purchase.
And with programs like FHA loans, VA loans, and USDA loans, some qualified buyers are able to put down as little as 0-3.5%.
If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership.
On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term.
If you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision—but perspective matters.
While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some markets, home values are still up almost 10% nationally on a year-over-year basis. A nearly 10% gain is still dramatic compared to the more normal level of appreciation, which is 3-4%.
From home sales to prices, the 2023 housing market will be defined by mortgage rates. And where rates go depends on what happens with inflation.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, let’s connect so you understand where the housing market is headed in 2023.
If you’re planning to make a move but aren’t sure if now’s the right time, here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t wait to sell your house.
The supply of homes for sale, while growing, is still low today. Plus, serious buyers are out looking right now, and many are hoping to avoid falling into the rental trap for another year.
Let’s connect to determine if selling your house before the new year is the right move for you.
As you get ready to sell your house, focus on tasks that make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal.
This list will help you get started, but don’t forget, a real estate professional will provide other helpful tips based on your specific situation.
Let’s connect so you have advice on what you may want to do to get your house ready to sell this season.
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