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    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

    Buyer Demand Comes Back Strong to Start 2023

    By Ryan Dallas | January 5, 2023

    2022 brought higher mortgage rates and moderating buyer demand in our local real estate market. However, home buyers have picked their searches right back up to start 2023. The challenge: the historically low levels of housing supply got even tighter in December. If selling your home is on your radar this year or if you’d... Read More

    Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023

    By Mackenzie Holland | January 4, 2023

    If you’re a renter, you likely face an important decision every year: renew your current lease, start a new one, or buy a home. This year is no different. But before you dive too deeply into your options, it helps to understand the true costs of renting moving forward. In the past year, both current... Read More

    January Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist

    By Zoe Doehring | January 2, 2023

    Happy New Year from Ryan Dallas Real Estate! Let’s kick off the year with your monthly home maintenance tips for January. It’s important to take the appropriate measure to maintain the integrity of your home. We know how busy life can be — so we’ll keep this easy and simple for you! Decide On Home... Read More

    Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Mackenzie Holland | December 29, 2022

    Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is making sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. Build Your Credit Your credit is one... Read More

    Planning to Retire? It Could Be Time To Make a Move.

    By Mackenzie Holland | December 26, 2022

    If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, you may be planning your next steps. One of your goals could be selling your house and finding a home that more closely fits your needs. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few things to... Read More

    Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the Holidays

    By Mackenzie Holland | December 12, 2022

    Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or wait. And others who have already listed their homes may think about removing their listings and waiting until the new year to go back on the market. The truth is many buyers want to purchase a home for the... Read More

    RDRE Thanksgiving Coloring Contest

    By Ryan Dallas | November 14, 2022

    Let your little turkeys get creative for their chance to win in our Ryan Dallas Real Estate Thanksgiving Coloring Contest! Download the full coloring page below to get started. Once complete, email us a scanned copy or photo of the finished picture to with the child’s name and age. You can also tag Ryan... Read More

    Sell Your House Before the Holidays

    By Mackenzie Holland | November 2, 2022

    As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year or early next year. If the location or size of your current home no... Read More