February 2021 Real Estate Market Data

CALLING ALL SELLERS!  IT IS TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME! Your home is your biggest investment.  There is a saying in the stock market, "buy low and sell high."  Well, currently we are under extraordinary circumstances, and it is a good time to do both.  The average sales price of homes in Jackson County has gone up 26.6% since this time last year.  This means if your home was worth $200,000 this time last year, then currently is has [...]

2021-03-25T16:54:18+00:00March 25, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

January 2021 Heartland MLS Market Data

If you are thinking about getting into the housing market, either to buy or sell, I am certain you have heard the buzz about how crazy things are right now.  Available houses are practically non existant.  Just to put it into perspective, there are usually about 4-6 months worth of home inventory on the market.  Currently?  THERE IS .9!  Yes, that is LESS THAN 1 MONTH.  The rules of supply and demand are driving prices up, just about every [...]

2021-03-04T19:09:44+00:00March 4, 2021|Home Selling, Homebuying|0 Comments

Community Crime Map: Connecting the Police with the Community

I have discovered this great resource!  It is a data base that plots the police data onto a Crime Map.  This is very handy when you are considering buying a home in an area with which you are not entirely familiar.

2021-03-04T18:45:26+00:00February 22, 2021|Homebuying|0 Comments

Thinking you’ll try to sell your home For Sale By Owner?

Considering selling your house For Sale By Owner?  Trying to save yourself the cost of the selling commission? Be sure and do some research before you decide to go this route.  Please don't take it from me!  I searched the Internet for a solid article that is RECENT and IS NOT real estate related. I found a good one from Dave Ramsey. It is a quick read and very informative.

2021-02-15T21:40:16+00:00February 15, 2021|Home Selling|0 Comments

When selling your home, what home improvements will give you the best return for your money?

If you have ever considered selling your home, then you most likely wondered what kinds of home improvements you should consider.  The National Association of Realtors Research Group published some interesting findings.  Click here to see the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report to find out what improvements will get you the best return as well as which ones to avoid.

2021-02-01T22:34:36+00:00February 1, 2021|Home Selling|0 Comments

How Do I Know if This is a Good Area?

When looking for a new home, sometimes you are not always familiar with the area.  What do you do?  How do you find out about the crime in the area, or the quality of the school district for example?  I found a website called, "Areavibes" that appears to be pretty useful.  I like to give it to my clients so they can plug in the address of the home and check the "livibility score."  Check it out for yourself.  [...]

2021-01-19T17:33:12+00:00January 19, 2021|Homebuying|0 Comments

I have found a GREAT LENDER!

I demand excellent service for my clients, and I would not work with anyone that didn't provide just that. For this reason, I wanted to share the name of a lender with which I have had a wonderful experience.  Her name is CINDY PUMMILL and she is a lender with Academy Mortgage.  Her history is public service and it shows.  She tells me that one of her #1 goals is to help people become homeowners.  It is easy to [...]

2021-01-19T16:31:28+00:00January 14, 2021|Homebuying|0 Comments

Is now the time to sell your home?

If you have been pondering selling your home, NOW IS THE TIME!  Green is November 2019 and blue is November 2020. What do you notice?  The current home buying and home selling market is a WIN-WIN.  With record low mortgage rates for buyers and great home sale prices, everyone wins!  If you are interested in learning more about selling your home, I am happy to have a conversation with you to help you make the best decision to meet [...]

2020-12-30T20:19:52+00:00December 29, 2020|Home Selling|0 Comments

What to be careful of when applying for a home loan

Many mortgages fall apart because the lendee did something to change their credit score.  Don't fall into this trap!  Lenders use debt-to-income ratio formulas to decide if you qualify for a mortgage loan.  If you do something to change your credit score, it could delay or cancel your loan. Open this document and read through it to avoid jeopardizing your loan!

2021-03-04T18:16:23+00:00December 20, 2020|Homebuying|0 Comments
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