Cheryl Bower's Real Estate Blog

Are More Homes Coming onto the Market?

By Cheryl Bower | September 18, 2023

An important factor shaping today’s market is the number of homes for sale. And, if you’re considering whether or not to list your house, that’s one of the biggest advantages you have right now. When housing inventory is this low, your house will stand out, especially if it’s priced right. But there are some early…

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Plenty of Buyers Are Still Active Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | September 15, 2023

Some Highlights Holding off on selling your house because you believe there aren’t any buyers out there? Data shows buyers are still active, even with higher mortgage rates. This goes to show, people still want to buy homes, and those who can are moving now. Don’t delay your plan to sell for fear no one…

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Why Is Housing Inventory So Low?

By Cheryl Bower | September 14, 2023

One question that’s top of mind if you’re thinking about making a move today is: Why is it so hard to find a house to buy? And while it may be tempting to wait it out until you have more options, that’s probably not the best strategy. Here’s why. There aren’t enough homes available for…

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Should Baby Boomers Buy or Rent After Selling Their Houses?

By Cheryl Bower | September 13, 2023

Are you a baby boomer who’s lived in your current house for a long time and you’re ready for a change? If you’re thinking about selling your house, you have a lot to consider. Will you move to a different state or stay nearby? Is it time to downsize or do you want more space…

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What Experts Project for Home Prices Over the Next 5 Years

By Cheryl Bower | September 12, 2023

If you’re planning to buy a home, one thing to consider is what experts project home prices will do in the future and how that might affect your investment. While you may have seen negative news over the past year about home prices, they’re doing far better than expected and are rising across the country.…

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Planning to Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Make a Move

By Cheryl Bower | September 11, 2023

Reaching retirement is a significant milestone in life, bringing with it a lot of change and new opportunities. As the door to this exciting chapter opens, one thing you may be considering is selling your house and finding a home better suited for your evolving needs. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to…

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Home Price Forecasts Revised for 2023 [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | September 8, 2023

Some Highlights Last year, some housing experts projected a decline in home prices by the end of 2023. But that didn’t happen – inventory was just too low. While it’s normal for experts to re-forecast throughout the year, the good news for 2023 is that prices are no longer projected to decrease. Connect with your…

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Get Ready for Smaller, More Affordable Homes

By Cheryl Bower | September 7, 2023

Have you been trying to buy a home, but higher mortgage rates and home prices are limiting your options? If so, here’s some good news – based on what Ali Wolf, Chief Economist at Zonda, has to say – smaller, more affordable homes are on the way: “Buyers should expect that over the next 12…

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Mortgage Rates: Past, Present, and Possible Future

By Cheryl Bower | September 6, 2023

If you’re hoping to buy a home this year, you’re probably paying close attention to mortgage rates. Since mortgage rates impact what you can afford when you take out a home loan – and affordability is a challenge today – it’s a good time to look at the big picture of where mortgage rates have…

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Expert Home Price Forecasts Revised Up for 2023

By Cheryl Bower | September 5, 2023

Toward the end of last year, there were a number of headlines saying home prices were going to fall substantially in 2023. That led to a lot of fear and questions about whether there was going to be a repeat of the housing crash that happened back in 2008. But the headlines got it wrong.…

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