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Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

By chriscollins | September 10, 2021

Some Highlights When it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply of available homes looks like to how much houses are selling for. It takes professionals who study expert opinions and data to truly understand the real estate market and separate fact from fiction. Trust the…

Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

By chriscollins | September 9, 2021

One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices, home prices are skyrocketing this year. Here are the latest percentages showing the year-over-year increase in home price appreciation: The House…

Understand Your Options To Avoid Foreclosure

By chriscollins | September 8, 2021

Even though experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis, there are a number of homeowners who may be coming face-to-face with foreclosure as a possibility. And while the overall percentage of homeowners at risk is decreasing with time (see graph below), that’s little comfort to those individuals who are facing challenges today.If…

Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

By chriscollins | September 7, 2021

If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ market we’re in today won’t last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than later. 1.…

Honoring the American Workforce

By chriscollins | September 6, 2021

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day. from Simplifying the Market™ https://ift.tt/3yJgxwx via IFTTTChris Collins Realtor® Schertz, Garden Ridge, Cibolo, San Antonio, Boerne, Bulverde.

Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

By chriscollins | September 3, 2021

Some Highlights Pricing your house right takes market experience and expertise. To find the best list price, your agent balances current market demand, values of homes in your neighborhood, where prices are headed, and your home’s condition. If you’re ready to sell, don’t guess on the price. Let’s connect today so we price your house…

5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal

By chriscollins | September 2, 2021

There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from 2015-2019. But that’s not happening. The market is still extremely vibrant as demand is still strong even while housing supply is slowly returning.…

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership

By chriscollins | September 1, 2021

As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent data from ApartmentList.com: “The first half of 2021 has seen the fastest growth in rent prices since the start of our estimates in 2017. Our national rent index has…

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

By chriscollins | August 31, 2021

It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing market. Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that’s creating some challenges when it comes to home appraisals. In recent months, it’s become increasingly common for an appraisal to come in below the…

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

By chriscollins | August 30, 2021

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role…

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