Cheryl Bower's Real Estate Blog

What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage Rates

By Cheryl Bower | February 28, 2023

After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices have made homes less affordable. So, if you’re planning to purchase a home this year, you too may be wondering if now’s the…

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One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home

By Cheryl Bower | February 27, 2023

One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac:

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Checklist for Selling Your House This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | February 24, 2023
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How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

By Cheryl Bower | February 23, 2023

According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 8 in 10 Americans say buying a home is a priority, and 28 million Americans actually plan to buy within the next 12 months. Homeownership provides many financial and nonfinancial benefits, so that interest is understandable.

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A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best Option

By Cheryl Bower | February 22, 2023

Many people are reaching the point in their lives when they need to decide where they want to live when they retire. If you’re a homeowner approaching this stage, you have several options to explore. Jessica Lautz, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says:

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The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now

By Cheryl Bower | February 21, 2023

The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply:

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Spring into Action: Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Expert Guidance

By Cheryl Bower | February 20, 2023

To sell your home this spring, it may need more preparation than it would have a year or two ago. Today’s housing market has a different feel. There are more homes for sale than there were at this time last year, but inventory is still historically low. So, if a house has been sitting on…

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The Spring Housing Market Could Be a Sweet Spot for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | February 17, 2023
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Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices?

By Cheryl Bower | February 16, 2023

The recent changes in home prices are top of mind for many as the housing market begins gearing up for spring. It can be hard to navigate misleading headlines and confusing data, so here’s what you should know about today’s home prices.

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Should You Consider Buying a Newly Built Home?

By Cheryl Bower | February 15, 2023

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you might be focusing on previously owned ones. But with so few houses for sale today, it makes sense to consider all your options, and that includes a home that’s newly built.

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