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What recent bank failures mean for mortgage rates (and you)-Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor
The recent collapse of Silicon Valley and Signature banks sent shockwaves through the financial sector, causing a ripple effect through the economy.
While the situation has been challenging, there’s also been a silver lining in real estate:
Mortgage rates are down.
Read on for a summary of the situation, as well as what it means for homebuyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent? – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor
Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest in recent memory. (Though things have slowed a bit lately) With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods. This has led some sellers to question the need for an agent. After all, whyContinue reading “Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent? – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor”
2 Things Sellers Need to Know This Spring From Todd Mowry and Keeping Current Matters.com
A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the Spring housing market. If you’re planning to sell your house this season, here’s what real estate experts are saying you should keep in mind.
My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Realtor
When it comes to listing their home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home is rarely that simple. And homeowners who try to do it themselves—or receive bad advice—can end up stuck (months later) with a property that hasn’t sold.
If that’s you, don’t panic! We’ve outlined the top five reasons why a home doesn’t sell—and action steps you can take to overcome each of these issues.
Orlando and Surrounding Area Housing Market Update for January 2023- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Realtor
Here we are in a new month and a new year. The housing market is still moving along…it just has slowed down a bit compared to the few torrid paced years we had before. We are also coming into a new year and out of the holidays which is a slower time of year for home sales in general every year. The FED has raised rates again, but they are still staying in the same ballpark of rates that has been the average over the past 30 or so years. The past 30 years the average after the peaks and valleys has been around 6 to 7% and thats where we are. I don’t see 4% or less coming back anytime soon. It would be great, but for all of you holding out for that again..good luck. Right now if you plan on buying a home in the near future… soon… if not now is a good time if you want to have more choices and be able to take your time. The buying cycle has slowed down to more of a normal pace and buyers and sellers can breathe and real contract negotiations and home inspections can go back on again. Buyers have more to choose from and sellers actually have to paint and fix problems that were being overlooked in the past months and couple years. Springtime historically is going to be busier so start looking now if you are ready. Prices might drop more later, but then people are going to start jumping back into the maket and the deals will be there, but have more competition again less time to make a decision.
Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor
Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) and buyers will ensure they get a good deal on their next home.
So, how do you accurately calculate a home’s value? After all, the value a home is assigned by its town or county and the one it’s given when it’s listed are often dramatically different from one another. Which one is accurate and what does it all mean? Read on to learn more.
5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Realtor
A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. However, studies show that homes listed in the winter offseason not only sell faster than those in the spring, but sellers also net more above their asking price at this time. Don’t wait until spring to sell. If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, here are five compelling reasons to list now.
Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023 – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Realtor
Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have adapted our dwellings in new ways, from creating functional home offices to upgrading the appliances we use most. WhileContinue reading “Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023 – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Realtor”
Top 12 Apps for Homeowners Looking To Sell and Future Homeowners Looking to Buy. – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor
Smartphones are not only a useful tool for communication, they also are useful in planning the future and getting organized. You may not think of using them to plan fixer projects or to get your home ready, but they can help you map out a strategy(whether you plan to buy or sell), save money, learn about the homes in your neighborhood and get inspired for your next renovation project.