Uncategorized Thinking of buying a home? Here are some of Sarah’s Tips to Guide You!     Hi there, future homeowner! If you’re reading this, you’re probably toying with the idea of buying your first home. It’s exciting, nerve-wracking, and a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Think of this as your trusty guide to navigating the wild world of real estate in Rhode Island. By the […]
Condominium Thinking of buying a condo? Here are some key factors to consider   𝐍𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞: 𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 Owning a home is a significant milestone, and for many first-time buyers, condominiums present an appealing option. The allure of shared amenities, lower maintenance responsibilities, and potential cost savings can make condos an attractive choice. However, before diving into this exciting venture, it’s crucial to […]
Real estate Tips What You Should Know About Closing Costs As I help one buyer make an offer and close on another home with a seller today, closing costs are the theme of the day! Before you buy a home, it’s essential to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing […]
Market Predictions What Are Your Real Estate Goals This Year?   If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. In the last year, high inflation greatly impacted the economy, the housing market, and […]
Market Predictions What Every Seller Should Know About Home Prices   If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, recent headlines about home prices may be top of mind. And if those stories have you wondering what that means for your home’s value, here’s what you need to know. What’s Happening with Home Prices? You may have seen news stories mentioning […]
Market Predictions Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, which may leave you with questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them – so you can make a confident decision. […]
Market Predictions What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices? What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices? Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Many of my RI buyers have been seeking my input on what […]
Market Predictions Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market If you’re considering buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over the asking price to get your offer considered may be coming to a […]
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Market Predictions What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?   According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in the next 12 months is growing. When surveyed in July 2021, only 12% of economists consulted thought there’d be a recession by now. But this July, when polled, 49% believe we will see […]
Uncategorized 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 help clarify what’s happening with home pricesand where experts say they’re going, here’s a look at a few terms you […]
Market Predictions Luxury Homes Are in High Demand As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into this category. In a recent article, they point out that a luxury home isn’t only defined by its price. Location is also an important factor. It could be a […]
Rhody Life How to maximize a gorgeous Saturday in the Ocean State! These are the days!!! These are the days we, in the Ocean State, arise with a smile on our faces and a pep within our “gate!” Seeking some “idears” on what to do today? Check out today’s blog for a game plan which includes a BEVVIE of local hot spots to hit so you can […]
Market Predictions Will Home Prices Fall 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’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and how this impacts your homeownership goals. What’s Happening with Home Prices?  Home prices have seen […]
Market Predictions 2022 Housing Market Forecast While the Fed hopes to Calm Demand in order to Curb Inflation, the market will continue to be strong here in RI and elsewhere.  I do believe the higher interest rates WILL in fact impact demand and home appreciation will lessen a bit.  From all that I listen to, I believe prices will decrease @5-10% […]
Market Predictions Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing 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 and demand. In any industry, when there are more buyers for an item than there are of that item available, prices naturally […]
Market Predictions Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? A headline that hints at a favorite Dave Matthews Band song of mine ” Where are we going.” Interest rates and the rising of them, are a hot topic amongst my buyers AND sellers these days.  How will they impact affordability? Will they have an effect on the incredible home price appreciation we have been […]
Market Predictions Home Price Appreciation- What does it mean to you as a homeowner and/or as a buyer? Home Price Appreciation- What does it mean to you as a homeowner AND what does it mean to you as a buyer? It’s a topic of great interest in this competive real estate market where home price escalation and appreciation are at an all-time high. The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means […]
Market Predictions One of the four market forces we are dealing with in RI real estate …. One topic I touched upon during a recent real estate panel detailed the market forces of 2021 which led to the extremely high price growth which are still in effect today. The four forces are limited supply, elevated demand , demographics and low mortgage rates. Here is a national look at the supply / demand […]
Market Predictions There are Almost No Houses For Sale in Rhode Island Honored to be quoted in this article this morning on GoLocalProv.com. Being the glass now “overfloweth” gal that I am, I WOULD like to accentuate the “almost” verbiage in this headline. As I told new buyer clients last night as we engaged in a buyer’s presentation at their PVD kitchen table, ‘If I acquired 3 […]
Market Predictions Curious About Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading? Almost daily, I am asked for my thoughts on where rates are heading. It could be from buyers at showings or community members at the supermarket or hockey moms and dads in the stands at the rink. With real estate such a trending topic, and my strong love for talking real estate widely known, it […]