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Monthly Archives: July 2019

    Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

    By Keeley Ryan | July 31, 2019

    As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I move? The list goes on and on. In today’s housing market, it’s actually a great time to shift your thoughts toward selling your... Read More

    How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years

    By Keeley Ryan | July 30, 2019

    Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers. Here are the results from the Q2 2019 Survey: Home values will appreciate by 4.1% in 2019 The average annual appreciation will be... Read More

    CapRock offers up to $3000 in incentives to participants in Cindy Ficklin’s Real Estate Broker pre-licensure course

    By Eugene Seitz | July 29, 2019

    Are you interested in starting an exciting and rewarding career as a real estate broker?  Are the initial costs of licensure along with the costs of becoming a REALTOR® standing in your way?  Are you worried about being unprepared to be successful in obtaining a license and operating a real estate business?  If so, we... Read More

    3 Expert Insights On Inventory In The Current Market

    By Keeley Ryan | July 29, 2019

    The current housing landscape presents greater home values, low interest rates, and high buyer demand. All of these factors point to the strong market forecasted to continue throughout the rest of the year. There is, however, one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: an overall lack of housing inventory. Buyer demand naturally increases... Read More

    Home Prices Up 5.05% Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | July 26, 2019

    Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating... Read More

    3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home Now

    By Keeley Ryan | July 25, 2019

    Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy today. 1. Affordability Many people focus solely on price when talking about home affordability. Since home prices have appreciated throughout the past... Read More

    Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today

    By Keeley Ryan | July 24, 2019

    Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, here are the top three things to put on... Read More

    What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market

    By Keeley Ryan | July 23, 2019

    We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019. Here’s what some have to say: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at “Lower mortgage rates, higher wages and more homes for sale... Read More

    Is Renting Right for Me?

    By Keeley Ryan | July 22, 2019

    If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than you realize. According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of... Read More

    The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | July 19, 2019

    Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020. The higher your interest rate, the more money you will end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don... Read More