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Questions You May Have About Selling Your House

There’s no denying mortgage rates are having a big impact on today’s housing market. And that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house and make a move. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them. 1. Should I Wait To […]

How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community?

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house in Chicago, Illinois, it’s important to know it doesn’t just impact you—it helps out the local economy and your community, too. Every year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) puts out a report that breaks down the financial impact that comes from people buying and selling homes (see visual below): When a house is sold, it boosts […]

What’s Motivating Your Move?

Thinking about selling your house this year? As you decide, consider what’s pushing you to think about moving. A recent survey from Realtor.com looked into why people want to sell their homes this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below): Let’s look closer and see if they’re also motivating you to make a change. 1. […]

What More Listings Mean When You Sell Your House

The number of homes for sale plays a big role in today’s housing market. And, if you’re considering whether or not to list your house, today’s limited supply is one of the biggest advantages you have right now. That’s because your house stands out more when the inventory is low, especially if priced right. But […]

Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?

If you’ve got a move on your mind, you may wonder whether you should wait to sell until mortgage rates come down before you spring into action. Here’s some information that could help answer that question. The housing market has a longstanding relationship between mortgage rates and buyer demand. Typically, the higher the rates are, […]

The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

If you’re looking at your expenses as you retire, saving money where you can has a lot of appeal. One long-standing, popular way to do that is by downsizing to a smaller home. When you think about cutting down on your spending, odds are you think of frequent purchases, like groceries and other goods. But […]

Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

If you’re gearing up to sell your house this spring, one of your early conversations with your agent will be about how much access you want to give buyers. You may not realize just how important it is to make your house easy to tour. Spring is the peak homebuying season, so opening your house […]

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

If you’re considering selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, ensuring your house shines bright among the competition will be essential. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First impressions […]