Winds of Change on a Landscape of Same

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Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty As I watch the statistics on the housing trends reports and then read the various commentary and projections from national experts, I’m reminded of the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’. That song was originally released in 1964, yet the lyrics seem as relevant today as… Read more »

Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Loans

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Offered by: Scott and Lora Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative Real Estate With as little as 3% down payment required, Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Mortgage loans are ideal for low to moderate-income borrowers with few savings, first-time homebuyers, borrowers with shallow credit histories, or retirees on a limited budget. The benefits to borrowers are more… Read more »

Are We Headed Towards a Housing Bubble?

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Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty In a nutshell, no. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of NAR, “We are not headed towards a bubble. The inflation rate may go a little higher, but home prices will continue increasing and the market will remain strong.” So, what ARE the factors that indicate there’s no need… Read more »

Characteristics of Millennial Homebuyers

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Offered by: Scott and Lora Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative Real Estate According to a new survey from the National Association of REALTORS®, millennials (born between 1981 and 1996, Pew Research), also known as Gen Y and Echo Boomers, are the largest homebuying segment at thirty-seven percent. While millennials have been the largest share of… Read more »

Inside Out: A Sign of the Times

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Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty Even as restaurants and entertainment venues open back up and we explore what shape our “new normal” may take going forward, home improvement and design trends towards making our home space(s) more workable and enjoyable for our lifestyle continue to climb.  at includes our outdoor spaces too since… Read more »

Buying a Home in a Tough Market

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Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty If you’re like most hopeful homebuyers, you know whether you prefer to buy a move-in ready property or a fixer-upper, and if the latter, what level of “fixing up” you’re willing to take on. But in a tough market like the one we’re now experiencing, with limited inventory and… Read more »

What If There’s No Real Estate Supply?

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Offered by: Scott and Lora Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative Real Estate By the end of 2020, the number of homes listed for sale in the U.S. reached an all-time low. Supply sank below 700,000 homes nationwide, according to realtor.com®’s Monthly Housing Trends Report, and that was before the availability of COVID vaccines. With consumers… Read more »

Hiring the Right Home Improvement Professional

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Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty If you’ve made the decision to hire a professional to help update your home, regardless of whether it’s an interior designer or a contractor, and no matter whether it’s aesthetic or structural, it’s important to hire the right person for the job. The most important thing is having the… Read more »