Bobby Leach's Blog Posts

2022 Fall Buyer Guide

Please look at my Fall 2022 Home Buyer Guide and let me know if you have any questions. My only goal is to serve you and your plans, so you have the most accurate information. Click on the image

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Why an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage Rates

If you’re following today’s housing market, you know two of the top issues consumers face are inflation and mortgage rates. Let’s take a look at each one.Inflation and the

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The Top Six 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

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New Homes Often Have the Incentives You’re Looking for Today

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this country. If you’ve had trouble finding a home to buy over the past year,

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What Would a Recession Mean in the Housing Market?

Some HighlightsIf you’re wondering what a potential recession could mean for the housing market, here’s what history tells us.In four of the last six recessions, home prices actually

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What Sellers Should Know in Today’s Housing Market

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it’s still a sellers’ market, the peak frenzy the

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Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal

Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a whole new stage of your life. And you’re not alone.

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Is the Shifting Market Difficulty or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable challenge. It created intense bidding wars which drove home prices up as buyers

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What Is Causing People To Move Today?

Buying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you’re planning to buy a home, you

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A Window of Relief for Homebuyers

Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the

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Will Ongoing Home Price Appreciation Continue?

If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest of the year. While experts say price growth will moderate due to the

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Pondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?

If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a good time to get back into the market. That’s because today

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The Decrease in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers

Over the past few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac fell by half a percent. The drop happened over concerns about a potential recession. And since mortgage rates have

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How an Economic Slowdown Impacts the Housing Market

According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the Federal Reserve met and confirmed they were strongly committed

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Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Some HighlightsBased on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years in a row.Owning real estate is more than just a place to call home. It

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What You Should Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it

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Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

Experts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what’s happening with home prices. And some of those words sound a bit similar but mean very different things. To

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Why the Increasing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up

Are you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I go? If this resonates with you, there’s something you should.

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History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal another Housing Crisis

Some HighlightsIt’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis.In 4 of the last 6 recessions, home prices actually appreciated. Home prices

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Sellers Have an Opportunity with the Current Home Prices

As mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s the good news. Historically, when mortgage rates rise by a

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The One Thing Every Homeowner Should Know About a Recession

A recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know. Everywhere you look, experts are warning we could be heading toward a recession, and

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What on Earth is Happening With the Housing Market?

Not any change in the market for April in Collin County. I talk to other Realtors around the country almost every day, and they see a shift. I am always studying the market and analyzing the data.

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Where are Home Prices Headed Over the Next Five Years?

Home prices are going to start to level off after 2022. Still a great opportunity to.

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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Amazing Leverage When You Sell Today

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number

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What You Should Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market

While you may have seen recent stories about the volume of foreclosures today, context is important. During the pandemic, many homeowners were able to pause their mortgage payments using the

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Housing supply set to increase year-over-year for first time in three years: Report

CNBC’s Diana Olick joins ‘Squawk Box’ to break down the details of a newly released report from Realtor.com, which found that the housing supply may soon post its first year-over

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Will Home Prices Tumble This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.

Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, the answer to this question matters for you. Let’s break down what

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Your House Could Possibly Be Closer to List-Ready Than You Think

One of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the time they’ll have to put in before listing their house. If that’s the case for you, you should know – your home

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Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Amazing News for Homeowners

If you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s important to understand why prices are rising to begin with. One major factor is supply

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How Homeownership Will Help Shield You from Inflation

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas,

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Why Today's Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still

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What Is Multigenerational Housing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIf you have additional loved ones coming to live with you but don’t have enough space, it may be time to consider a larger, multigenerational home.Some key benefits of

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Spring Seller Guide 2022

Hot off the press, and the ink is still drying. I hope you enjoy!

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The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means in the Near Future

Many consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up in home prices will lead to a situation similar to the housing crash

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Remote Working Means More Flexibility for First-Time Homebuyers

 Today’s low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if you’re one of many people who work remotely, you may

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Materials Escalation Clauses in Builder Contracts - Sticker Shock

Rusty Adams (Mar 23, 2022)TakeawayMaterials escalation clauses in building contracts allow for price adjustments or cancellations in the event of extreme increases in material prices. While they are

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Things To Know if You’re Thinking About Building a Home

If you’re ready to move up, you may be trying to decide whether you want to buy a home that’s already on the market or build a new one. And since the supply of homes available for sale

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The Average Homeowner Increased More Than $55K in Equity over the Past Year

If you’re a current homeowner, you should know your net worth just got a big boost. It comes in the form of rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on

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The Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden Opportunity

If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. After all, you’ll want to balance getting the most out of the sale of your current home and making the best

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How is Global Uncertainty Impacting Mortgage Rates?

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you’ll want to keep a pulse on what’s happening with mortgage rates. Rates have been climbing in recent months, especially since

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Dallas Ranks First in the Nation for Most Real Estate Activity

The Dallas metro area has posted the most development over the last decade, as it attracts the most new residents and businesses, according to a new analysis from StorageCafe, a nationwide storage

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Improvements That Help a Home Sell Fast

The analysis found that homeowners who make improvements before listing their home sell 30% faster than those that don’t, and there are a handful of improvements that can increase sale speed

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Are We in a Housing Bubble in 2022?

A recent survey revealed that many consumers believe there’s a housing bubble beginning to form. That feeling is understandable, as year-over-year home price appreciation is still in the

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Why More People are Planning to Buy This Year

While some homeowners may be tempted to hold off until spring to list their houses, you should know – homebuyers aren’t waiting. Demand is high today as more people are trying to beat

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What Every Seller Needs To Know Before Renovating This Year

If you’re planning to sell this year, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your house ready to appeal to the most buyers. It’s crucial to work with a

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The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading -

Mortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the latest survey, the average 30

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Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country-

If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider.

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Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers!

If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item

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The Next Generation of Homebuyers are Here

Many members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never

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Buyers Need To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is

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With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Delaying Will Cost You Money!

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. That’s the highest point it’s been in almost two years. If you’re thinking about

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When Is the Right Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]?

Some HighlightsIf you’re trying to decide when to list your house, the time is now. There are plenty of buyers eagerly waiting for your home to hit the market.The latest data indicates home

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What will Happen with Home Prices This Year

After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price

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Why Inflation Shouldn’t Block You from Buying a Home in 2022

If you’re following along with the news today, you’re probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices, rising consumer costs, supply chain constraints, and more. And if you;

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What is Going on With Home Prices This Winter?

Inventory is still meager, and sellers continue to get top dollar as a result. We usually see a slow down during the winter, but that is not the case this winter.Are you curious if now is the time

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How Much Will You Need for Your Down Payment?

As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment?If

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Expert-Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer

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When a House Is a Home

It’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly important.No matter the living space, the feeling of a

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Why Now Is a Wonderful Time To Sell Your House

As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and

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Two Reasons Why Waiting To Buy a Home Is Going To Cost You

If you’re a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, or a renter with a strong desire to become a homeowner, you may be hoping that waiting until next year

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If You Think the Housing Market Will Slow This Winter - Think Again.

From the opportunity to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates to changing homeowner needs, Americans have more motivation than ever to buy a home. According to the experts, buyers are

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Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? Why New Construction Could be an Option.

There’s no question that the financial benefits of selling a house are outstanding today. Now is truly a great time to list if you’re ready to make a change. But if you do sell your

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Why It Just Became Much Simpler To Buy a Home

Since the pandemic began, Americans have reevaluated the meaning of the word home. That’s led some renters to realize the many benefits of homeownership, including the feelings of security and

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Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Anytime This Year

There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude, security, pride, and comfort we get from owning a home. This year,

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Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House!

As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and

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How Smart - Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will continue rising through 2022:“The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.9% in

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read -The Truth Many Headlines Overlook

There are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming to an end and mortgage rates are beginning to rise.With all of this

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Rent for single-family homes surged 10% in September, boosted by pricey for-sale market and job growth

Rents are skyrocketing and if you want to control your living expenses, buying a home is a sure way to do.

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Retirement May Change What You Need in a Home

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than

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Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season!!

Are you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure you’ll have the time to do so as the holidays draw near? If so, consider this: even as the holiday season

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Should I Update My House Before I Sell It?

Some HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your agent to be your guide.If the market is flooded with houses for sale, updates may be

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VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams!

The purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving our nation. As the Veterans Administration says of the

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It’s Still a Great Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsHeading into the end of the year, you might wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s what the latest data from the National Association of Realtors )

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A Wave of Foreclosures is Not on the Way

With forbearance plans coming to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures similar to what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are a few

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Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Keep Rising in 2022

Mortgage rates are one of several factors that impact how much you can afford if you’re buying a home. When rates are low, they help you get more house for your money. Within the last year,

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Sellers Have Unbelievable Leverage in Today’s Market

With mortgage rates climbing above 3% for the first time in months, serious buyers are more motivated than ever to find a home before the end of the year. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the

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Renters Missed Out on Over $51,500 This Past Year

Rents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a rate much higher than the three years leading up to the pandemic:

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The Mortgage Process Doesn’t Have To Be Scary!

Some HighlightsApplying for a mortgage is a big step towards homeownership, but it doesn’t need to be one you fear. Here are some tips to help you prepare.Know your credit score and work to

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Where Did New Texans Come From During the Pandemic?

More than one of every ten people moving to Texas in 2020 was from California.The movement of Californians to Texas is not new. In 19 of the last 20 years, California ranked as the top move-to

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Housing Challenge or Housing Opportunity? It Depends... .

The biggest challenge in real estate today is the lack of available homes for sale. The low housing supply has caused homes throughout the country to appreciate at a much faster rate than what we

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For Sellers, Housing Market Updates Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?

The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time, and today’s buyers are looking for homes

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There Are More Homes Available to Buy Now than There Were This Spring

There’s a lot of talk lately about how challenging it can be to find a home to buy. While housing inventory is still low, there are a few important things to understand about the supply

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Mortgage Rates Projected to Increase Next Four Quarters

Below are the projected interest rates for the next four quarters that show interest rates increasing each quarter. If you're on the fence about selling and buying, this may be a good time to move

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Fall Buyer Guide (Hot off the Press)

I hope you enjoy my Fall Buyer Guide. I have put endless hours into this and it is a great resource for first-time home buyers, or buyers looking to upsize or.

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What the Future Shows for Home Prices

If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home values is great news for sellers, you

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The Massive Question: Should You Renovate or Move??

The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3

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As Home Equity Goes Up, So Does Your Wealth

Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable

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Some People Think You Can Net More Money Going For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Some People ThinkYou Can Net More Money Going For Sale By Owner )

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4 Tips To Prep Your Home Sale To Sell for More

Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the

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The Early Part of October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

Are you looking to buy a home? If so, we’ve got good news for you.While there’s no denying the housing market is having a great year, many of the headlines are focused on 

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If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering the Asking Price Enough?

In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to

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Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Special Edition

Some HighlightsWhen it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply of available homes looks like to how much houses are

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Buy Your New Home and Move-In Before Selling - None Contingent Offer, No Showings While in the Old Home, and more!

I am super excited to be certified in the Knock Home Swap program. You get to pick out your new home with a non-contingent offer, move in, then the house prep starts on your old home without you

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2021 Has Been the Year of Skyrocketing Home Prices. What About 2022?

One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices,

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Amazing Event in Dallas With Real Estate Coach Ricky Carruth

Great event today in Dallas with amazing real estate coach Ricky Carruth. Ricky has really influenced the way I go to business. Thanks, Ricky for all that you do for us!

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Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall (Is The Market Changing?)

If you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market we're in today won't last forever. If you’re

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Having an Analytical Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House

Some HighlightsPricing your house right takes market experience and expertise.To find the best list price, your agent balances current market demand, values of homes in your neighborhood, where

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5 Reasons The Current Housing Market Is Anything but Normal

There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from

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The Contrast in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The

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Why 2021 is the Year to Still Sell Your House

If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase

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If Housing Affordability Is About the Money - Do not Forget This

There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing primarily on the financial aspects of homeownership – specifically

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Buyers fear rising prices, so they're willing to pay high prices for homes,

Buyers are still willing to pay higher prices because of the fear that they cannot afford to wait with.

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What The Experts Are Saying About Today’s Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers. The graph below shows mortgage rates dating back to 2016 and where today falls by

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Many More Younger People Are Buying Homes

There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home as a reason

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Exciting day for my client who is closing next week. Final walkthrough and orientation in Aubrey Texas

Exciting day for my client who is closing next week. Final walkthrough and.

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Working Remotely Without Feeling Like a Lone Wolf

Often when you work from home it is challenging to feel the inspiration and motivation that you get from working with others in an office setting. I am in a group of other Realtors who are

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A Dive Into Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for Sellers

When you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices. And as a seller, you know

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What Does Being in This Sellers’ Market Mean?

Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But what does that really

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The Best Use of Time & Money When It Comes to Renovations

In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in.

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What are the Benefits of Living in a Master Planned Community?

Living in a master-planned community can allow homeowners to spend less time running errands and more time on recreation.  Residents can feel comfortable in an master-planned community

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National Association of Realtors (NAR) Remodeling Impact Report.

Thinking about doing a remodel on your home and want to know what items bring the biggest return when you sell? Take a look at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Remodeling Impact Report.NAR

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On The Boardwalk in Plano - One of My Favorite Locations

On The Boardwalk in Plano is one of my favorite locations for an evening out. It has seven authentic restaurants and an unmatched waterfront view; the Boardwalk is a unique dining oasis. The

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Sellers: Use Today’s Home Price Appreciation to Work for You

Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence

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With Rents Increasing – Is Now the Time To Buy?

According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas across the country. The report found rents rose

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Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial

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A Look at Housing-Supply and What It Means for Sellers

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for

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Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Crucial Trends

As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both

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Remote-Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change as Well?

Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in,

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Summer Selling Guide

I hope you enjoy my Free Summer Selling Guide. If You have any questions about the information in the guide, please feel free to reach out to me (469-247-4256 or Bobby@LeachRealtyGroup.com).Get Your

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What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Go Up

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s

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Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers!

Some HighlightsBuyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many experts agree – new sellers listing their homes is great news

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Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does it Mean for You?

An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we

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Your Home Equity Can Take You Places-

Some HighlightsThe amount of wealth Americans have stored in their homes has increased astronomically.On average, homeowners gained $33,400 in equity over the last 12 months, and the

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What Experts Think is 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

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The Truth Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what

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Happy Independence Day!!!

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence.

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What To Expect as Appraisal-Gaps Grow

In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest 

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5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Preparing an Offer

When it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect place to call home. The problem is, in today’s market there just aren’t that many homes available to purchase. With

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Hope Is Closer For Today’s Housing Shortage

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A

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New Construction With a Long Entry Road

Extra Long Drive-In - 4K from Bobby Leach on.

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In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Price Reserve

For generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the market value of their house, then tack on a little extra to give themselves some

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Is It Time To Cash In On The Second Home?

When stay-at-home mandates were enforced last year, many households realized their homes didn’t really fulfill their new lifestyle needs. An office (in some cases two), a media room, space for

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What Is Driving People To Move Right Now?

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to

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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Very Fast

Some HighlightsIn today’s whirlwind real estate market, houses are selling at astonishing speed – from sea to shining sea.Four years ago, the average house spent 39 days on the market.

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How Misunderstandings about Affordability May Cost You

There’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors

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Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Year Over Year

Some HighlightsFor the eighth year in a row, real estate maintained its position as the preferred long-term investment among Americans.Real estate has been gaining ground against stocks,

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Should I Refinance or Move?

The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a

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Americans See Real Estate as a Much Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold

Last month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a

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Three Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is

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Experts Say Home-Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google 

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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now Than Later

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there&

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Should I Buy Now or Wait Until Later?

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts

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Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Once Again?

At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would

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This Isn’t a Bubble - It’s Simply Lack of Supply

Some HighlightsIn a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market.When

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Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You and the Housing Market

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675

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The Impact of Being in a Sellers’ Market

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the

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Things to Consider When Buying a Home (Spring 2021)

The ink is still drying on my Spring Sellers Guide. Let me know if you have any questions and if I can be of any help to you. Free Spring Sellers

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I love What I do!

t is always exciting when you get a picture from your client of their home being built and they are so excited. To have a career where i can have such a positive impact on others is such a blessing!

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Should You Renovate or Not Renovate Before You Sell?

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, with so many buyers competing for

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Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger-Generations

The demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes. In a normal year, the peak homebuying season comes to a close by early fall.

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5 Big Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the

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How Smart is it to Buy a House Today??

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 can be complicated. You may have to take personal

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Valuable Millennial Guide to Buying a Home

We just finished another guide, and I think this is one is probably the most valuable. Most millennials are not familiar with buying a home or why they should. http://bit.ly

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Our Just Released Spring Buyer Guided

Our Spring Buyer Guide is hot off the press! Take a look and let me know if you have any questions. GET THE 

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year???

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s

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Never a Better Time to Sell Than Now

The average amount of home inventory (current inventory, no new listings) is averaging half a month, meaning we would run out of homes to buy in two weeks.  A balanced market is six months, and

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Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021??

With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout 2021, or if they’ll start to rise.

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3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life!

There have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage) has dramatically increased

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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year!!

Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most

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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You!

The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the

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4 Big Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

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 having on our lifestyles. As many

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Could This be the Year to Sell Your House?

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right

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What Four Experts are Saying on the 2021 Housing Market

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 real estate to continue showing such promise? Here

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Did You Outgrow Your Home in During 2020??

It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your

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Homeowner Equity With a Big Increase of an Astonishing $1 Trillion

In a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic 

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The 2021 Housing Forecast

Some HighlightsExperts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market.With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to

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2021 Housing Forrecast

Some HighlightsExperts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market.With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to

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3 Reasons for a Positive Outlook on Real Estate in 2021

This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic

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5 Steps to Take When Applying for Forbearance

If you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help. For homeowners experiencing financial hardship

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With Home Values Showing Big Surges, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now?

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

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How Options Today Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure

Many housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID to delay mortgage payments to a later date) could lead to an

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Rising Homes Values Projected

Home Values Projected to Keep RisingAs we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic

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Has There Been a Housing Market Like This Before?

The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with

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Will the Election (Presidential) Impact Real Estate?

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemployment, and a level of social unrest perhaps never seen

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COVID-19 Impact on Home Prices

Strong home purchase demand in the first quarter of 2020, coupled with tightening supply, has helped prop up home prices through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. However, the anticipated impacts

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Is the Current Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

1.3KSHARES1.1K6320113The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable with the locations and

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What Experts Are Saying About Future Home Prices?

A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made predicting consumer behavior nearly impossible. For that

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Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Equal a Housing Crash? No.

On Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a recession. This did not come as a surprise to many, as the 

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Market Activity Report for Frisco, TX

I am always analyzing the market to better serve my clients. Please click on the link below for the full Market Activity Report I put together on Frisco, TX as of 6-17-2020. Thinking about selling

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Why Summer in 2020 is the Real Estate Season

With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their

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