Real Estate Market Update

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Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty Some might say we are in the midst of navigating some unchartered waters on the current real estate horizon. While some patterns are certainly recognizable, even as recent as those which played out this time last year, there isn’t any denying that the current housing landscape in our area… Read more »

Are Third-party Online Home Values Accurate?

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Offered by: Scott and Lora Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesInnovative Real Estate Plenty of sellers have visited online home valuation sites only to be shocked at the published value of their homes. Most sellers are pleased when the values appear higher than they expected, but many online valuations come in far lower. So, should you use… Read more »

Learning From the Tragedy of Others: A Wake-Up Call

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Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty As a homeowner, you have homeowner’s insurance, and so you assume that you’re covered in the event something like the Marshall Fire happens and destroys everything. But are you? The stark reality that many homeowners are facing in the wake of that devastating fire is that they are under-insured,… Read more »

Inflation, Interest Rates and Monthly Mortgage Payments

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Offered by: Scott and Lora Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesInnovative Real Estate National average 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rates have been at or near record lows for a decade. They should stay low forever, right? Economists predict that rapid inflation is among the reasons the Federal Reserve will start raising overnight borrowing rates to banks,… Read more »

Pivoting in Real-time – A Revised Look Forward

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Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty Who knew a month ago, when I wrote my January article on looking forward for 2022, that within just a few days the housing market outlook would change so drastically, not only for 2022, but for years beyond. The horrific devastation from the Marshall fire destroyed 1,084 structures, including… Read more »

Slowing Sales Create Opportunity

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Offered by: Scott and Lora Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative Real Estate After an astonishing 114 consecutive months of year-over-year home price gains, existing home sales eased two percent on a seasonally adjusted annual rate between July and August 2021. Have rising home prices finally become too much for homebuyers? Not yet. The median existing-home… Read more »

Five Do and Don’t Improvements For Resale

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Offered by: Scott and Lora Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesInnovative Real Estate Most buyers want a move-in ready home that’s clean, updated, and functional, and they’re willing to pay more to get what they want. If you’re a seller refreshing your home for resale, or an investor intent on selling a remodeled home, you should know… Read more »