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Monthly Archives: February 2020

    10 Steps to Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Pick Pina Group | February 28, 2020

    Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a guide with 10 simple steps to follow in the homebuying process. Be sure to work with a trusted real estate professional to find out ... Read More

    Recap: A #One21Experience

    By C21 Communications | February 27, 2020

    This year’s #One21Experience was one for the books! From dynamic breakouts to an unbeatable lineup of speakers, an interactive expo, and jaw-dropping announcements, our relentless…Read moreRecap: A #One21Experience Read More

    How Much “Housing Wealth” Can You Build in a Decade?

    By Pick Pina Group | February 27, 2020

    Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a special study titled Single-Family Home Price Gains by Years of Tenure. The study estimates median home price appreciation over the last 30 years based on the length of homeownership. Below are three graphs depicting the most important data revealed in the study. How much... Read More

    Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.

    By Pick Pina Group | February 26, 2020

    The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The average 30-year rate in 2019, according to Freddie Mac, was 3.94%. Today that rate is closer to 3.5%. The Census Bureau also just reported the highest homeownership... Read More

    Entry-Level Homeowners Are in the Driver’s Seat

    By Pick Pina Group | February 25, 2020

    One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home Price Insights report, CoreLogic reveals how home prices increased by 4% year-over-year and projects prices will rise 5.2% by December 2020. Why is this good news for the homeowners? When prices appreciate, homeowners gain equity. In addition,... Read More

    Opportunity in the Luxury Market This Year

    By Pick Pina Group | February 24, 2020

    Homes priced in the top 25% of a price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” At the start of last year, many of the more expensive homes listed for sale hadn’t seen as much interest, since much of the demand for housing over the past few years has come from... Read More

    Interest Rates Over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Pick Pina Group | February 21, 2020

    Some Highlights: With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve changed over time. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five... Read More

    4 Tips for Hiring a Dependable Moving Company

    By C21 Communications | February 20, 2020

    If you’re buying or selling a home, chances are you may need to hire a moving company. Since many people conduct major moves only once…Read more4 Tips for Hiring a Dependable Moving Company Read More

    The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

    By Pick Pina Group | February 20, 2020

    After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article:  “A year ago, a combination of a government shutdown, stock market slump and mortgage rate spike caused a long-anticipated inventory rise. That supposed boom turned... Read More

    The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community

    By Pick Pina Group | February 19, 2020

    There’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane with age – it actually deepens. Whether it’s proudly talking about grandchildren or lamenting the fact that our eyes aren’t as good as they used to be, it helps to be around people who not... Read More