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    The Long-Term Benefit of Homeownership

    By Marco Manumbas | October 5, 2022

    Today’s cooling housing market, the rise in mortgage rates, and mounting economic concerns have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s true this year has unique challenges for homebuyers, it’s important to factor the long-term benefits of homeownership into your decision. Consider this: if you know people who bought a home 5,... Read More

    If You’re Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall, Hire a Pro

    By Marco Manumbas | September 30, 2022

    Today’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not only will a trusted real estate advisor keep you updated and help you make the best decisions based on current market trends, but they’re also experts in managing the many aspects of selling your house. Here... Read More

    How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage Rates

    By Marco Manumbas | September 27, 2022

    If you’re following today’s housing market, you know two of the top issues consumers face are inflation and mortgage rates. Let’s take a look at each one. Inflation and the Housing Market This year, inflation reached a high not seen in forty years. For the average consumer, you probably felt the pinch at the gas pump and in the... Read More

    What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year

    By Marco Manumbas | September 22, 2022

    Experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace. Over the past couple of years, home prices have risen at an unsustainable rate, leaving many to wonder how long it would last. If you’re asking yourself: what’s ahead for the price... Read More

    Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing Market

    By Marco Manumbas | September 13, 2022

    It’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more costly to purchase a home. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Compared to one year ago, the monthly mortgage payment rose to $1,944 from $1,265, an increase of 53.7%.” If you’re thinking of buying a... Read More

    Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

    By Marco Manumbas | August 31, 2022

    One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic – and it drove home prices up. If you tried to buy... Read More

    What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market

    By Marco Manumbas | August 23, 2022

    If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it’s still a sellers’ market, the peak frenzy the market saw over the past two years has cooled some. If you’re asking yourself if you’ve missed your chance to sell your house and make a... Read More

    The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing

    By Marco Manumbas | August 15, 2022

    The desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the increase, the graph below shows the homeownership rate over the last year: That data shows more than half of the U.S. population live in a home they own, and the percentage... Read More

    Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

    By Marco Manumbas | August 8, 2022

    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... Read More

    A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction

    By Marco Manumbas | July 29, 2022

    If you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t give the full picture. The real estate market is shifting, and when that happens, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help debunk... Read More

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