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Monthly Archives: February 2024

    7 Ways to Compete in a Seller’s Market

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 28, 2024

    Buying a home is a team sport, and that’s especially true when buyers are facing the kinds of affordability challenges they are now. Volatile interest rates and tough competition for a limited supply of homes are posing unique issues for home shoppers. If you’ve been writing offer after offer — even competitive offers over asking... Read More

    Moving with Today’s Affordability Challenges

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 21, 2024

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you might have heard that it’s tough right now because mortgage rates are higher than they’ve been over the past few years, and home prices are rising. That much is true. Take a look at the graph below. It breaks down how the current affordability situation... Read More

    Life Changes That Move the Housing Market

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 14, 2024

    Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new baby, retiring, and starting a new adventure, or the bittersweet feeling of an empty nest. If something like this is changing in your own life, you may be considering buying or selling a house. That’s because through all... Read More

    What Type of Home is Right for You?

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 10, 2024

    There’s a lot to consider when buying a home. You’ve probably asked yourself a million questions already. What’s in my budget? What will my annual tax bill look like? How far am I willing to commute? How are the schools? Of course, that’s all incredibly important. Particularly if you think it might be your forever... Read More

    10 Questions to Ask a Roommate

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 7, 2024

    You’ve probably heard that renting rooms in your own home is becoming quite common. Perhaps you’re just searching for a roommate for your next semester at college. Maybe you’re a landlord who is trying to pair roommates together. In any case, finding the right roommate can be difficult. But you can help yourself by asking... Read More

    What To Do When Moving Out-of-State

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 2, 2024

    What do you need to know if you’re gearing up to buy a home in another state? Here are five tips if you’re making an out-of-state move: 1. Hire a buyer’s agent who is familiar with the area where you are searching for a home. When you cannot be onsite for all aspects of your... Read More