What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?

According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the Federal Reserve met and confirmed they were strongly committed to bringing down inflation. And, in order to do so, they’d use their tools and influence to slow down the economy. All of this brings up […]

How Your Equity Can Grow Over Time

It’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As Diana Olick, Real Estate Correspondent at CNBC, says: “The stunning jump in home values over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic has given U.S. homeowners record amounts of housing wealth.” That’s great for your home’s value over the last […]

How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your Community

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If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. But do you know it has a large impact on your community too? To measure that impact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a report each year to highlight just how much economic activity a home sale generates. The chart […]

Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.

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Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, the answer to this question matters for you. Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and how this impacts your homeownership goals. What’s Happening with Home Prices?  Home prices have seen 121 consecutive months of year-over-year increases. CoreLogic says: “Price appreciation […]

This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden Opportunity

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If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. After all, you’ll want to balance getting the most out of the sale of your current home and making the best investment when you buy your next one. If that’s the case, you should know – you may be able to get the best of both […]

How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New Normal

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If you’re thinking of buying a home today, you already know that the number of homes available for sale is low. But what does that really mean for you? As a buyer, low housing supply coupled with high buyer demand means you should be prepared to navigate a highly competitive market where homes sell fast and get multiple offers. Realtor.com has this […]

Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

One of the top questions our REALTORS® hear is how you can increase the value of your home before putting it on the market. Here are some of our top tips for increasing the value of your home.

Advice from A REALTOR®’s Daughter

With four kids between the ages of 10 and 19, schedules can overlap and LKR REALTOR® Steve Sherman sometimes finds himself with a part-time assistant; often his 10-year old daughter, Sariah. Here are her thoughts on what her dad encounters during work.