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    The Impact of Inflation on Mortgage Rates

    By Brent DeShazer | May 10, 2023

    If you’re reading headlines about inflation or mortgage rates, you may see something about the recent decision from the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But what does it mean for you, the housing market, and your plans to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know. Inflation and the Housing Market While the Fed’s working hard... Read More

    Why Today’s Housing Market Is Not About To Crash

    By Brent DeShazer | May 8, 2023

    There’s been some concern lately that the housing market is headed for a crash. And given some of the affordability challenges in the housing market, along with a lot of recession talk in the media, it’s easy enough to understand why that worry has come up. But the data clearly shows today’s market is very... Read More

    Do You Know the Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal?

    By Brent DeShazer | April 25, 2023

    If you’re planning to buy a home, an inspection is an important step in the process. It assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. It’s also a different step in the process from an appraisal, which is a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy.... Read More

    Waiting for Lower Home Prices? Think again.

    By Brent DeShazer | April 19, 2023

    As the housing market continues to change, you may be wondering where it’ll go from here. One factor you’re probably thinking about is home prices, which have come down a bit since they peaked last June. And you’ve likely heard something in the news or on social media about a price crash on the horizon.... Read More

    Mariposa and Merced are still Sellers’ Markets. What Does That Mean?

    By Brent DeShazer | March 31, 2023

    Even though activity in the housing market has slowed from the frenzy we saw over a year ago, today’s low supply of homes for sale is still a sellers’ market. But what does that really mean? And why are conditions today so good if you want to list your house? It starts with the number... Read More

    Providing Access When Selling Your House

    By Brent DeShazer | March 21, 2023

    Once you’ve made the decision to sell your house and have hired a real estate agent to help, they’ll ask how much access to your home you want to give potential buyers. Your answer matters more now than it did in recent years. Here’s why. At the height of the buying frenzy seen during the... Read More

    Why An Expert Makes All the Difference When Selling Your House

    By Brent DeShazer | March 1, 2023

    If you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to work with someone who understands how the market is changing and what it means for you. Here are five reasons working with a professional can ensure you’ll get the most out of your sale. 1. They’re Experts on Market Trends With today’s housing market defined... Read More

    Home Sales Are Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic Years

    By Brent DeShazer | February 10, 2023

    The biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy. That’s why, if you’re thinking about selling your house, this is a great time to do so. Your house would be welcome... Read More

    Experts Forecasting Turnaround in the 2023 Housing Market

    By Brent DeShazer | February 3, 2023

    The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming... Read More

    Think Again Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

    By Brent DeShazer | January 18, 2023

    Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. Hopeful buyers experienced a hit to their purchasing power as a result, and some decided to press... Read More