When the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to a wave of foreclosures similar to when the housing bubble burst over a decade ago. Thankfully, the forbearance program changed that. It provided much-needed relief for homeowners so a foreclosure crisis wouldn’t happen […]
Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your House
If your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’ market might be just the answer for your summer plans. With homes continuing to get multiple offers, this could be your moment to get the contract you’re looking for on your house if you’re ready to sell. And here’s the thing […]
Sell Your House with Howard Hanna’s Programs, Resources, and Tools
Chances are that if you’ve considered selling your house recently, you’ve also realized just how much work goes into the sale process. From cleaning and repairing the house, to listing the house, to navigating inspections and negotiations, there’s a lot to do leading up to the final closing! If you need to sell your house, […]
What homebuyers and sellers need to know about contingencies
What are contingencies when buying or selling a home? If you’re considering buying or selling a house, a term that you’re likely to hear pop up is “contingency.” It’s also, unfortunately, a term that’s hard to define without using the word in the definition! Here’s a basic overview: A contingency is can be thought of […]
Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!
Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners wanting to upgrade from their current house. Much of the demand for housing […]
How Home ownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth
There are many financial benefits to home ownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how home ownership contributes to individual and community success. Their article, The First Rung […]
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!
With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to […]
5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!
Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! […]
Selling your house during the holidays
Selling your house during the holidays It is no secret that selling your house around the holidays may seem like a challenge. While it can be challenging to sell during the winter, we have compiled a list of strategies, expert tips, and creative marketing so you can attract buyers at any time of the […]