FAQs About Selling Your House This Summer

There’s no denying mortgage rates are having a big impact on today’s housing market. And that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house and make a move. Here are some of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them.

Buying a Home in a Changing Climate

Our changing climate is impacting where people buy homes according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). If you’re planning to move, climate impacts are something you might want to review and discuss with your agent.

Help Prevent a Wildfire Disaster at Home

Last year, over 56,000 wildfires burned 2.6 million acres, destroying over 4,300 home and commercial structures across the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), 4,318 structures were destroyed by wildfires in the United States in 2023, including the devastating fire that destroyed 2,207 structures in Lahaina, Hawaii, the most devastating fire in modern US history.

How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax on a Home Sale

Calculating Capital gains

When your home is worth far more than what you paid for it, you might expect to make a tidy profit when selling. However, you may end up  paying capital gains tax too. Depending on how long you have owned your home and market conditions, this amount can be significant. Here are tips to limit capital gains tax liability when selling, or thinking about selling in the future.

Will it Be Easier to Buy a Home This Year?

One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change. Context is important. On the one hand, inventory is up over the past few years. That means you’ll likely have more options to choose from as you search for your next home. But, at the same time, the graph above also shows there are still significantly fewer homes for sale than there would usually be in a more normal, pre-pandemic market. And that deficit isn’t going to be reversed overnight.

Why Single Women are Outpacing Men in Home Ownership

Here’s a statistic we couldn’t help digging into a little deeper- almost twice as many single women are becoming homeowners vs single men. According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 19% of all homebuyers are single women, while only 10% are single men. And the number of single female homeowners is growing, and for good reasons.

Get Prepared to List Your Home This Spring

If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition.

Down Payments Don’t Have to Be 20%

If you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment. That might be because you’ve heard you need to save 20% of the home’s price to put down. Well, that isn’t necessarily the case.

Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational Home

Has the idea of sharing a home with loved ones like your grandparents, parents, or other relatives crossed your mind? If so, you’re not alone. More buyers are choosing to go this route and buy a multi-generational home. Here’s a look at some of the top reasons why, to see if a home like this may be right for you too.

Top 3 Tips to Sell Your Home in 2024

If one of the goals on your list is selling your house and making a move this year, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement about what’s ahead and feeling a little sentimental about your current home.

A great way to balance those emotions and make sure you’re confident in your decision is to keep these three best practices in mind when you’re ready to sell.