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    Don’t Lose Sight of the American Dream

    By Don Geisler | January 15, 2024

    Homeownership Is Still at the Heart of the American Dream Buying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains at the heart of the American Dream. Unlike renting, owning a home means more than just having a place to live – it offers a sense of belonging, stability, and freedom. According to Nicole Bachaud, Senior Economist... Read More

    Things to Think About if Your House Didn’t Sell the First Time

    By Don Geisler | January 2, 2024

    Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell If your listing has expired and your house didn’t sell, it’s completely normal to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment. Understandably, you’re probably wondering what may have gone wrong. Here are three questions to think about as you figure out what to do next. Did You Limit... Read More

    Will Mortgage Rates Drop?

    By Don Geisler | December 22, 2023

    Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know. The Federal Funds Rate Hikes Have Stalled One of the... Read More

    Proper Pricing Makes a Difference!

    By Don Geisler | December 16, 2023

    If Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet, It May Be Overpriced Has your house been sitting on the market a while without selling? If so, you should know that’s pretty unusual, especially right now. That’s because the supply of homes available for sale is still far lower than what we’d see in a normal year. That means buyers have fewer options... Read More

    Down Payment Reality vs Misconceptions

    By Don Geisler | December 16, 2023

    What You Need To Know About Down Payments [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights If you want to buy a home, you may not need as much for your down payment as you think. There are various loan options for qualified buyers with down payments as low as 3.5% or even no down payment requirement. There are also thousands of programs... Read More

    Waiting to Sell?

    By Don Geisler | December 2, 2023

    3 Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Here are a few reasons you may not want to hold off until the new year to sell your house.  Buyers looking right now are highly motivated, the supply of homes for sale is still low, and you may find buyers are more flexible with showings this time of... Read More

    Homeownership Equals Happiness

    By Don Geisler | November 27, 2023

    Why Homeowners Feel Thankful for Their Homes [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Here are three reasons why homeowners feel thankful for their homes. First, it’s a safe place that can give you a greater sense of comfort, safety, and security. Second, it gives you freedom of expression. From the color of the paint to the art on the walls, you... Read More

    Institutional Investors and the Real Estate Market

    By Don Geisler | November 27, 2023

    Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America? If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a pulse on all of the things that could impact your decision. If that’s the case, you’ve probably heard mention of investors, and wondered how they’re... Read More

    VA Loans Help Heroes

    By Don Geisler | November 10, 2023

    VA Loans Help Heroes Achieve Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights VA home loans can help people who served our country become homeowners. These loans can help qualified individuals purchase a VA-approved home or condo, build a new home, or enhance their current one. Owning a home is the American Dream, and one way to show our appreciation to veterans is by providing them with important information about the... Read More

    Unmasking Scary Myths about Today’s Housing Market

    By Don Geisler | October 31, 2023

    Unmasking Scary Myths about Today’s Housing Market Some Highlights Here’s what you really need to know about a few myths causing fear in today’s housing market. Despite common misconceptions, many people can buy a home even if they have student loans, home prices are rising nationally (not falling), and you usually don’t have to have 20% for a down payment. If you have other fears or... Read More