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    Reasons To Consider Condos in Your Home Search

    By Mackenzie Holland | March 22, 2023

    Are you having trouble finding a home that fits your needs and your budget? If so, you should know there’s an option worth considering – condos. According to Bankrate: “A condo can be a more affordable entry point to homeownership than a single-family home. And as a homeowner, you’ll build equity over time and have... Read More

    4 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

    By Mackenzie Holland | March 15, 2023

    Are you planning to buy a home this spring? Though things are more balanced than they were at the height of the pandemic, it’s still a sellers’ market. So, when you find the home you want to buy, remember these four tips to make your best offer. 1. Lean on a Ryan Dallas Real Estate... Read More

    2 Things Sellers Need To Know This Spring

    By Mackenzie Holland | March 8, 2023

    A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. If you’re planning to sell your house this season, here’s what our local experts and industry insiders are saying you should keep in mind. 1. Houses That Are Priced Right Are Still Selling Houses... Read More

    An Expert Makes All the Difference When You Sell Your House

    By Mackenzie Holland | March 2, 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 Ryan Dallas Real Estate professional can ensure you’ll get the most out of your sale. 1. They’re Experts on Market Trends With today’s housing... Read More

    The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now

    By Mackenzie Holland | February 22, 2023

    Not noticing as many For Sale signs as you drive down the street? You’d be right! The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing nationwide is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the... Read More

    Should You Consider Buying a Newly Built Home?

    By Mackenzie Holland | February 15, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, you might be focusing on previously owned ones. But with a more limited number of houses for sale today, it makes sense to consider all your options, and that includes a home that’s newly built. The Number of Newly Built Homes Is on the Rise While there are more... Read More

    Number of Homes for Sale Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic Years

    By Mackenzie Holland | February 8, 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

    Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

    By Mackenzie Holland | February 1, 2023

    Spring is thought to be the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers think they need to wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time... Read More

    Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

    By Mackenzie Holland | January 22, 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 pause on their plans. Today, the rate... Read More

    Wondering How Much You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

    By Mackenzie Holland | January 11, 2023

    If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, you’re likely focused on saving up for everything that purchase involves. One cost that’s likely top of mind is your down payment. But don’t let a common misconception about how much you need to save make the process harder than it could be. Understand 20% Isn’t... Read More