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    3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

    By Mackenzie Holland | January 11, 2024

    If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. Over the last year, the economy had a big impact on the housing market, and likely on your wallet too. That’s why... Read More

    Sell Smarter: Why Working with a Real Estate Agent May Beat Going Solo

    By Mackenzie Holland | December 27, 2023

    If you’re thinking about selling your house on your own, there are some important things to consider. Going this route means taking on a lot of responsibilities by yourself – and that can be a bit of a headache. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found two of the most difficult tasks for people who sell their... Read More

    Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

    By Mackenzie Holland | December 20, 2023

    When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know. The Federal Funds Rate Hikes Have Stalled One of the Fed’s primary goals is to lower inflation.... Read More

    Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership

    By Mackenzie Holland | December 13, 2023

    If you’re looking to buy a home, your down payment doesn’t have to be a big hurdle. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 38% of first-time homebuyers find saving for a down payment the most challenging step. But the reality is, you probably don’t need to put down as much as you think: Data from NAR shows the median... Read More

    When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go?

    By Mackenzie Holland | December 7, 2023

    If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard the supply of homes for sale is still low, and that means your house should stand out to buyers who are craving more options. But you may also be wondering, once you sell, how does the current supply impact your own move? And, will you be able... Read More

    Why Homeowners Are Thankful They Own

    By Mackenzie Holland | November 29, 2023

    Countless people have set out on the exciting journey of homeownership. Ask around and you’ll find the vast majority are thankful they took the leap and bought a home. But why? It’s because of the many emotional and lifestyle benefits that come with being a homeowner. So, if you’re trying to decide if you want to rent... Read More

    Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season?

    By Mackenzie Holland | November 22, 2023

    This time every year, homeowners who are planning to move have a decision to make: sell now or wait until after the holidays? Some sellers with homes already on the market may even remove their listing until the new year. But the truth is, many buyers want to purchase a home for the holidays, and your house... Read More

    Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

    By Mackenzie Holland | November 15, 2023

    Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new addition, retiring and starting a new adventure, or the bittersweet feeling of an empty nest. If something like this is changing in your own life, you may be considering buying or selling a house. That’s because through all these life-altering events, there... Read More

    Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year

    By Mackenzie Holland | November 8, 2023

    As the year winds down, you may have decided it’s time to make a move and put your house on the market. But should you sell now or wait until January? While it may be tempting to hold off until after the holidays, here are three reasons to make your move before the new year.... Read More

    A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

    By Mackenzie Holland | November 1, 2023

    Do negative headlines and talk on social media have you feeling worried about the housing market? Maybe you’ve even seen or heard something lately that scares you and makes you wonder if you should still buy or sell a home right now. Regrettably, when news in the media isn’t easy to understand, it can make people feel scared and unsure.... Read More