Cheryl Bower's Real Estate Blog

A Checklist for Selling Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | December 3, 2021

Some Highlights If you’re planning to sell your house this winter, you’ll want it to look its best inside and out. Take the time and focus on tasks that make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal. Let’s connect so you have an expert opinion on what to focus on, so…

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Tips for Single Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality

By Cheryl Bower | December 2, 2021

If you’re living on your own and looking to buy a home, know that you can make your dream a reality with thoughtful planning and the right team of experts. Research from Freddie Mac shows 28% of all households (36.1 million) are sole-person, and that number is growing. Over the past 40 years, the number…

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How To Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market

By Cheryl Bower | December 1, 2021

The game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the homebuying process. Chess requires you to plan and think about your strategy from the very beginning of the game. The homebuying process, like chess, requires strategy and planning. Here are a few things to keep in mind to…

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Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year

By Cheryl Bower | November 30, 2021

There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude, security, pride, and comfort we get from owning a home. This year, those emotions are stronger than ever. We’ve lived through a time that has truly changed our needs and who we are, and as a result, homeownership…

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Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House

By Cheryl Bower | November 29, 2021

As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and competitive mortgage rates are motivating homeowners to make a move that addresses their changing lifestyles. In fact, recent data from realtor.com shows a larger share of homeowners are…

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How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

By Cheryl Bower | November 24, 2021

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will continue rising through 2022: “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.9% in the third quarter of 2021. We forecast mortgage rates to increase slightly through the remainder of the year and reach 3.0%, rising to 3.5%…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read: The Truth Many Headlines Overlook

By Cheryl Bower | November 23, 2021

There are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming to an end and mortgage rates are beginning to rise. With all of this uncertainty, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that…

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4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity

By Cheryl Bower | November 22, 2021

Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, homeowners gained an average of $51,500 in equity over the past year. If you’re looking for the best ways…

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Your Journey to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | November 19, 2021

Some Highlights When it comes to buying a home, there are a number of key milestones along the way. The process includes everything from building your team and understanding your finances to going house hunting, making an offer, and more. When you’re ready to start your journey, let’s connect so you have trusted guidance at…

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Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before.

By Cheryl Bower | November 18, 2021

Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April, May, and June) than in any other quarter of…

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