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Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market

By chriscollins | July 13, 2021

In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the economy rebounds and life is returning to normal, the real estate market is expected to have an unusually strong summer season. Here’s how…

4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

By chriscollins | July 12, 2021

While the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are four things to consider if you’re trying to decide if now’s the right time to make a move. 1. Your House Will Likely Sell Quickly According to…

Your Home Equity Can Take You Places [INFOGRAPHIC]

By chriscollins | July 9, 2021

Some Highlights The amount of wealth Americans have stored in their homes has increased astronomically. On average, homeowners gained $33,400 in equity over the last 12 months, and the average equity on mortgaged homes is now $216,000. When it’s time to sell, your home equity can help accomplish your goals. Let’s connect to discuss how…

Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.

By chriscollins | July 8, 2021

There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): Homes typically sell within 17 days (compared to 26 days one year ago).…

The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

By chriscollins | July 7, 2021

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what they can afford. It found: “1 in 4 underestimated their buying potential by $150k or more” “1 in 4 underestimated the increase in value…

A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025

By chriscollins | July 6, 2021

Home prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners. Appreciation and home equity are directly linked – as the value of a home increases, so does a homeowner’s equity. And with these recent gains, homeowners are witnessing their financial stability and well-being grow to record…

Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand

By chriscollins | July 5, 2021

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The challenge is inventory. Like you, many buyers want to capitalize on these market conditions, and it’s leading to more buyer competition and…

Happy Independence Day!

By chriscollins | July 2, 2021

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day. from Simplifying the Market™ https://ift.tt/3yg5Lye via IFTTT The Julian Team San Antonio Area Real Estate (210) 279-8408

Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.

By chriscollins | July 1, 2021

The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone has an opinion. Yet, when it comes down to it, the opinions that carry the most weight are the ones based on experience and expertise. Here are four expert opinions…

What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

By chriscollins | June 30, 2021

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation kicked off a robust housing market in the first half of 2021, but what does the forecast tell us about what’s on…