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What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation kicked off a robust housing market in the first half of 2021, but what does the forecast tell us about what’s on the horizon? Mortgage Rates Will Likely Increase, but Remain Low Many experts are projecting a rise in interest rates. The latest Quarterly Forecast from Freddie Mac states: “We forecast that mortgage rates will continue to rise through the end of next year. We estimate the 30-year fixed mortgage rate will average

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Don’t Wait to Sell Your House

San Antonio is in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired with very few houses for sale makes this the optimal time to sell for those who are ready to do so. Whatever the move you want to make looks like, here’s an overview of what’s creating the prime opportunity to sell this summer. High Buyer Demand Demand is strong, and buyers are actively searching for homes to purchase. In the Realtors Confidence Index Survey published monthly by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer

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A Real Estate Expert is Crucial in this Unprecedented Market

In a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That person can advise you on important things like pricing your home correctly or the first steps to take when you’re ready to buy. However, the market we’re in today is far from normal. As a result, an expert isn’t just good to have by your side – an expert is essential. Today’s San Antonio housing market is full of extremes. Mortgage rates hovering near record-lows are driving high buyer demand. On the other hand, an absence of sellers is creating record-low housing inventory. This imbalance in

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Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new underwriting, and homeowners debated whether or not to put their houses on the market. However, those first days of uncertainty ushered in a period of unprecedented demand in the U.S. real estate market, which ended the year with increasing average home prices (up 13.4% from the previous year) and shrinking

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Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home

Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?

Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four bedrooms anymore, and it may be a great time to sell your house and downsize, maybe even into a single-story home. You’ve likely gained significant equity if you’ve lived in your home for a while, so making a move while demand for your current house is high could be your best step forward toward the retirement goals you set out to achieve several years ago. The dilemma, though, is where to go next.

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New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021. Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay down some debt, or save for a down payment? Home sellers, we’ve laid out plans for you to get top dollar for your property, including timing your home sale, making your property stand

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6 Things to Know if You?re Selling Your House By Owner

6 Things to Know if You’re Selling Your House By Owner

Are you looking to sell your home on your own? Whether it’s because you want to walk away with more money or retain more control over the sales process, you need to do it the right way. That may involve spending a little extra money upfront to maximize the sale price and minimize any headaches. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner or FSBO, here are six things you should know to make selling your home on your own a success: Prioritize Safety During this pandemic, your family’s safety comes first. When you

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Jason Keller Group Now Offers Additional, Cash Option to Sellers Through Keller Offers iBuyer Program

We are proud to announce that Jason Keller, CEO, Jason Keller Group, is now a Keller Offers Certified Agent! In addition to our traditional method of selling homes, we are now able to to make requests for a cash offer on the seller?s behalf. While this may not be ideal for most sellers, it is a great option for those looking for a quick, cash close and higher payout than the average wholesaler or investor offer. The Keller Offers iBuyer program features all the same elements as other iBuyer services, but with a more seller-centric approach, adding the benefit of having an

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Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers

Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the Instant Cash Offer

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes. iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to get in on the action. Also known as Direct Buyers, these companies use computer algorithms to provide sellers with a quick cash offer to buy their home. And recently, Keller Williams created Keller Offers, the company’s new iBuyer program that entered into an exclusive

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