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Tuesday, November 28, 2023   /   by Va Marketing

Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season?

?? Sell Now or Wait Until After the Holidays? Here Are 4 Reasons to Sell Now!

Thinking about selling your house but not sure about the holiday season? Here are four compelling reasons why selling now might be the right choice:

1. The Desire to Own Doesn't Take a Holiday
People looking for homes during the holidays are often motivated and serious buyers. With fewer properties on the market, your home could catch the eye of someone eager to make a move. Selling during this time might result in a quicker sale.
2. Limited Inventory, Increased Demand
While there's been a slight increase in homes for sale, overall inventory is still lower than pre-pandemic levels. If priced right, your home could stand out in the market where buyers are hungry for more options.
3. Convenient Timing for Showings
Selling during the holidays allows you to schedule showings at times convenient for you, minimizing disruptions to your schedule. Buyers might also be more flexible with their time during; ...

Friday, November 17, 2023   /   by Va Marketing

People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability Challenges

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, you might have heard that it’s tough right now because mortgage rates are higher than they’ve been over the past few years, and home prices are rising. That much is true. Take a look at the graph below. It breaks down how the current affordability situation stacks up to recent years.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) explains how to read the values on the graph:

“To interpret the indices, a value of 100 means that a family with the median income has exactly enough income to qualify for a mortgage on a median-priced home.”

The black dotted line represents that 100 value on the index. Essentially, the higher the bar, the more affordable homes are. As you can see, the orange bar for today shows higher mortgage rates and home prices have created a clear challenge. But, while affordability is definitely tighter right now, that doesn’t mean the housing market is at a standstill.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2023   /   by Va Marketing

Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

Life is a journey marked by unexpected twists and turns—a new family member, retirement, or the bittersweet experience of an empty nest. If you find yourself amidst these life-altering events, the common thread is often the need to move.
Reasons People Still Need To Move Today
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), significant life milestones have been abundant over the last two years (see graph below):

These impactful life changes will persist, despite the current challenges posed by higher mortgage rates and escalating home prices.
As Claire Trapasso, Executive News Editor at Realtor.com, notes:

"Because high mortgage rates, elevated home prices, and stubbornly low inventory make today's housing market particularly challenging, many of today's buyers are motivated by life changes, such as growing families, supporting elderly parents or grown children, or accommodating professional needs. . .”

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023   /   by Va Marketing

Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year

With the year drawing to a close, you might have contemplated making a significant move and putting your house on the market. But here's the question: should you sell now or hold off until January? Although delaying until after the holidays may seem tempting, here are three compelling reasons to consider making your move before the new year arrives.
Get Ahead of the Competition
Traditionally, homeowners in the residential real estate market are less inclined to list their properties towards the year's end. This trend arises from the holiday season when people become preoccupied, often relegating the sale of their houses to the beginning of the new year when their schedules and social engagements become less hectic. However, this presents you with an opportunity to get ahead of the game.

Selling your property now, while others might choose to wait until after the holidays, can provide you with a competitive edge. Collaborate with a real estate agent today to expedite the process . ...

Friday, November 3, 2023   /   by Va Marketing

Thank you, and...

The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business. As most begin to prepare for the Holiday season, plan Thanksgiving get-togethers and the like, it’s easy to become wrapped up in all that we have to do to ensure a fun, joyful time for all we are
responsible for and overlook all that we have to be thankful for. Gratitude though is an attitude that is contagious!
Unfortunately, many homeowners are desperate to exit their current home. Actually, loathing this time of year as it adds to the frustration of not being settled for the Holiday’s. You may know someone or a family that fits this description. 
Here is where you and I can HELP! 

As a result of working with thousands of families over the last two decades we have developed a special program to help the homeowners wanting to make a move and Sell Fast, For Top Dollar and with the Least Hassle! 
For the month of Nove ...