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Monthly Archives: January 2022

    Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 31, 2022

    Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider. According to the latest report from ATTOM Data, owning a home is more affordable than renting in the majority of... Read More

    Why Your Home Inspection Matters

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 31, 2022

    Why Your Home Inspection Matters [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Buying a home and wondering if your inspection is necessary? While some buyers may decide to waive their inspection, it’s risky decision. Your home inspection is a crucial step in the homebuying process. It assesses the condition of the home you plan to purchase, so you can avoid costly surprises down the road. Let’s connect so... Read More

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 27, 2022

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation... Read More

    The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 27, 2022

    The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here Many members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move... Read More

    Michael’s Mortgage Minute – 2022 Forecast

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 26, 2022

    2022 Forecast for Mortgage Rates and Housing Market 2022 Dynamics: The Fed will play a major role in 2022. They will be tapering what they are purchasing as far as Mortgage Bonds and Treasuries, hiking short term rates, and having a balance sheet runoff. This can impact equity markets, drive interest rates, impact housing, as... Read More

    Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 24, 2022

    Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights According to a Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for eight years in a row. Real estate tops the list because you’re not just buying a place to call home – you’re investing in your future. Real estate is typically considered a stable... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 24, 2022

    Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022 You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an... Read More

    Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 20, 2022

    Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low? One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a... Read More

    Homebuilder eyeing Pahrump as land becomes scarce, costly in Vegas

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 20, 2022

    Homebuilder eyeing Pahrump as land becomes scarce, costly in Vegas At Richmond American Homes as a way to focus on affordability, Luke O’Loughlin, director of sales, said the company is branching out to Pahrump in 2022. (Richmond American Homes)Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research reported 12,901 net sales in 2021. Richmond American Homes is a Las... Read More

    Funding will help save endangered Pahrump poolfish

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | January 20, 2022

    Funding will help save endangered Pahrump poolfish Bureau of Land Management/The Bristlecone Field Office has received funds to help sustain the endangered Pahrump poolfish populations in southern Nye County, according to reports from Bureau of Land Management officials. By Brent Schanding Pahrump Valley TimesJanuary 19, 2022 – 12:45 pm Updated January 19, 2022 – 12:56 pm... Read More