All posts by Ann Cummings

Inflation – and Home Values – Are Up. Should You Sell?

Key Takeaways: Home values are rising faster than inflation, making homes a prized asset This housing market offers unique opportunities for buyers and sellers Contact us today to secure your assets and safeguard your future! The state of real estate and inflation As inflation soars to near 40-year highs and raises the cost of everything, […]


5 Easy Mortgage Repayment Options After COVID-19 Forbearance

Key Takeaways: The CARES Act kept homeowners in their homes with mortgage forbearance There’s plenty of options to help homeowners transition to repayment No one needs to face foreclosure – contact us today to discuss your options! Mortgage forbearance helped homeowners With the dust of COVID-19 settled, that means the resumption of mortgage payments for […]



The Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

Key Takeaways: In a competitive market, you want to make sure you’re doing everything right when it’s time to buy a new home. Stability with your employment and finances is super important, so don’t make any sudden changes. Don’t skip out on working with a buyer’s agent—an experienced real estate agent is an invaluable partner.  […]


Oil and Gas Prices on the Rise: How It Changes Real Estate

Key Takeaways: Oil and gas prices are the highest in United States history! Individuals and families are shifting how they think about housing, from suburban versus urban to downsizing or going multigenerational. It’s critical to work with an agent who understands the right fit for you and your family. Record-high oil and gas prices are […]


Home Sellers: When Should You Reduce Your Listing Price?

Key Takeaways Even in a seller’s market, you may still need to reduce your price Consider if you’ve tried everything else before a price reduction Make sure to seek the advice of your trusted realtor–we’ve seen it all before! Even in a competitive seller’s market like the one we’re in right now, listing your home […]


Top 3 First-Time Home Seller Questions & Answers

Key Takeaways First-time home-sellers need an accurate value before listing. Sellers need to make smart choices on repairs and staging. Offers are evaluated on multiple factors, not just price. The three most common questions first-time sellers ask our real estate team. It’s common to be overwhelmed by the number of questions you inevitably run into […]


How Will Inflation Affect the Housing Market?

Key Takeaways: The historic low housing inventory creates value opportunities in competitive housing markets. Anticipation of new home listings to hit a 10-year high as some owners see right now as the best time to sell. Condo and rental demand are likely to surge as inventory supply chain issues impact the housing market. This Year […]



What to Expect in the 2022 Real Estate Market

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What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know About the 2022 Housing Market

In the final few weeks of 2021, both home buyers and sellers look forward to what lies ahead in 2022. We can help build your strategy to stay competitive! Don’t wait for the real estate market to heat up during the spring and summer. Here’s what you need to know to get ahead of the competition next year.


Buying or Selling in 2022? Look for a Realtor with These 10 Qualities

Key Takeaways: In today’s hot market, it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent to help you buy or sell a home. Real estate agents don’t just offer local expertise—their insider knowledge and marketing prowess come in handy, too. Thinking about making a move in the new year? Contact us to start planning […]


From Boomers to Zoomers: Home-Buying Tips for Every Generation

Key Takeaways: Buyers throughout all walks of life are wondering how to navigate today’s competitive housing market. Whether you’re a Gen Z first-time buyer or a Baby Boomer looking to downsize, you should consider making a move to lock in your real estate goals. Have questions about buying or selling? Contact us for personalized advice!   […]


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wait Any Longer to Invest in Real Estate

Key Takeaways: Even as home prices continue to climb, there’s never been a better time to get your foot in the door when it comes to real estate investing. You don’t need a lot of money to diversify your portfolio—in fact, you have more options than you might think! Whether you’re an experienced investor or […]


Explaining the Buzz Around iBuyers—and the Buzzkill

Key Takeaways: Some sellers have turned to iBuyers for instant cash offers on their properties, but they have consequently sacrificed the personalization of their home sale.  iBuyers use outdated algorithms to value properties, whereas real estate agents use to-the-minute statistics to generate accurate, competitive prices.  Work with our team of local agents to expertly price […]


Are Renovations Worth Risking Your Top-Dollar Home Sale?

Key Takeaways: As a seller, you have to consider which home renovations are worth spending the additional time and money on before you list. The local market is starting to shift towards buyers, so now is the time to sell your home before prices flatten out.  Lean on our expertise to determine which projects will […]


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