Cheryl Bower's Real Estate Blog

What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?

By Cheryl Bower | June 8, 2022

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates and home prices have risen this year, it costs more to buy a home than it did even just a few months ago. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your plans on hold. If you partner…

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Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up

By Cheryl Bower | June 7, 2022

Are you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I go? If this resonates with you, there’s something you should know. The number of homes coming onto the market is increasing and that could make it easier for you to…

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Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your House

By Cheryl Bower | June 6, 2022

If your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’ market might be just the answer for your summer plans. With homes continuing to get multiple offers, this could be your moment to get the contract you’re looking for on your house if you’re ready to sell.…

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History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | June 3, 2022

Some Highlights It’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis. In 4 of the last 6 recessions, home prices actually appreciated. Home prices only fell twice – minimally in the early 90s and then by nearly 20% during the housing crash in 2008. If you have questions, let’s…

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How Homeownership Impacts You

By Cheryl Bower | June 2, 2022

June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes more than just a space you occupy. It’s your stake in the community, an investment, and a place you can put your stamp on. If you’re thinking…

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Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the Past

By Cheryl Bower | June 1, 2022

In today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options that led to the housing crash 15 years ago. Let’s ease those concerns. Several times a year, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) releases an index titled the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). According to their…

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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?

By Cheryl Bower | May 31, 2022

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, you’re at an exciting decision point. And anytime you make a big decision like that, one thing you should always consider is timing. So, what does the rest of the year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts have to say. The Number of Homes…

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Remember and Honor Those Who Gave All

By Cheryl Bower | May 30, 2022

We remember and honor those who gave all.

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Bright Days Are Ahead When You Move Up This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | May 27, 2022

Some Highlights Warmer weather and longer days mean summer is almost here. Celebrate by upgrading to the home of your dreams so you can enjoy all the season has to offer. When you list your house, you can capitalize on today’s sellers’ market to fuel your upgrade. Then, you can move to a home with…

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Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation Home

By Cheryl Bower | May 26, 2022

You may be someone who looks forward to summer each year because it gives you an opportunity to rest, unwind, and enjoy more quality time with your loved ones. Now that summer is just around the corner, it’s worthwhile to start thinking about your plans and where you want to spend your vacations this year.…

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