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Around The Valley

Discover All You Need To Know About Real Estate And Our Surrounding Communities


Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one...
In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with...
According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are...
When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However,...
Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As...
Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision...
The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply...
We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership....
As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much...
Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage...
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home today, the same need for information is very real. But, because it’s such a big step...
If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like...
Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the...
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According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is...
The housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect...
Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer demand remains...
Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes...
Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever...
In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast...
Today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation. In the United...
Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this country,...
The number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association...
The September Jobs Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. Though that percentage is well below what experts projected earlier...
Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American, just reported: “Since...