Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

January 23, 2024

If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably paying closer attention than normal to the housing market. And you’re getting your information from a variety of channels: the news, social media, your real estate agent, conversations with friends and loved ones, the list goes on and on.

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay???

November 2, 2023

Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press. If you’ve been following the headlines, you may have even seen rates recently reached their highest level in over two decades (see graph below):   That can feel like a little

The Difference Between Renting and Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 1, 2023

Some Highlights When deciding between buying a home or renting, think about these three important factors. Buying a home means avoiding rising rents, owning a tangible and valuable asset, and growing your wealth over time. If you’re ready to enjoy the advantages of owning a home, connect with a local

The Latest “so called” Expert Forecasts for Home Prices 2023

October 30, 2023

Are you thinking about making a move? If so, all the speculation that home prices would crash this year may have you feeling a bit on edge about your decision. Let the data and the experts reassure you and help avoid bad decisions. Prices aren’t in a downward spiral and

Are You a Homebuyer Worried About Climate Risks?

October 20, 2023

The increasing effects of natural disasters are leading to new obstacles in residential real estate and Western New York is no exception. As a recent article from CoreLogic explains:  “As the specter of climate change looms large, the world braces for unprecedented challenges. In the world of real estate, one

Home Prices Are Not Falling

October 13, 2023

During the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put out headlines calling for doom and gloom in the housing market. All of this negative news coverage made a lot of people have doubts

Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

October 12, 2023

You might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn’t own a home at the time. If you’re worried there’s going to be a repeat of what happened back then, there’s good news – the housing market now is different from 2008. One important reason is there aren’t

Get Ready: The Best Time To List Your House Is Almost Here

April 6, 2023

If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching. Experts at realtor.com looked at seasonal trends from recent years (excluding 2020 as an uncharacteristic year due to the onset of the pandemic) and determined the ideal