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Monthly Archives: September 2022

    The True Strength of Homeowners Today

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 26, 2022

    The True Strength of Homeowners Today The real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and the difference is being felt. The question now is, just how financially strong are homeowners throughout the country? Mortgage debt grew beyond 10 trillion dollars over... Read More

    Here’s how to help kids have a happy Halloween

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 26, 2022

    Here’s how to help kids have a happy Halloween Robin Hebrock/Pahrump Valley Times file photo Trick-or-treaters dress in costumes outside Inspirations in Pahrump in October 2021. By Robin Hebrock Pahrump Valley TimesSeptember 20, 2022 – 11:40 am Updated September 21, 2022 – 2:03 pm It feels like fall and with Halloween just a few weeks away,... Read More

    Week of September 12, 2022 in Review

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 22, 2022

    Week of September 12, 2022 in Review Last week’s inflation data had a big impact on Stocks, Mortgage Bonds and mortgage rates, while chatter of a global recession made headlines. Don’t miss these important details: § Markets Plunge After Hotter Than Anticipated Consumer Inflation § Initial Jobless Claims Decline for Fifth Straight Week § Retail... Read More

    What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 22, 2022

    What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year Experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace. Over the past couple of years, home prices have risen at an unsustainable rate, leaving many to wonder how long it... Read More

    Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 22, 2022

    Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on their current home. You may even have the same hesitation if you’re thinking about selling your house. Data shows 51% of... Read More

    Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 22, 2022

    Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News. While watching the stock market recently may have started to feel pretty challenging, checking the value of your home should come as welcome relief in this volatile time. If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a big boost over the past few years... Read More

    Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 22, 2022

    Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market? If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and... Read More

    Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 22, 2022

    Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market If you’re thinking about buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over asking... Read More

    A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 22, 2022

    A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and helps sellers know your... Read More

    Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

    By Teresa Kenney Parker | September 22, 2022

    Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble? The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow down an overheated real estate market. Over the past two years, home prices have appreciated at an unsustainable pace causing... Read More