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    Up or Down… What are Mortgage Rates doing?

    By Les Walden | February 12, 2024

    Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they’re coming down. But then you read somewhere else that they’re up again. And that may leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s true. Read More

    Is Listing Inventory Increasing?

    By Les Walden | January 31, 2024

    If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with affordability. But there’s another way this benefits you – it may inspire more homeowners to put their houses up for sale. Read More

    Are Home Prices Going Up or Down in Upstate SC?

    By Les Walden | January 29, 2024

    Even though home prices are going up nationally, some people are still worried they might come down. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae found that 24% of people think home prices will actually decline over the next 12 months. That means almost one out of every four people are dealing with that fear, and you might be, too. Read More

    Things You Need to Know When You Buy a Home

    By Les Walden | January 25, 2024

    Buying a home is a big deal and can feel especially complicated if you don't know the terms used during the process. Read More

    What Are Mortgage Rates Doing?

    By Les Walden | January 22, 2024

    If you’ve been holding off on selling your house to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were too high, their recent downward trend is exciting news for you. Mortgage rates have descended since last October when they hit 7.79%. In fact, they’ve been below 7% for over a month now (see graph below): Read More

    My Home Isn’t Selling. why?

    By Les Walden | January 15, 2024

    If your listing has expired and your house didn’t sell, it's completely normal to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment. Understandably, you're probably wondering what may have gone wrong. Here are three questions to think about as you figure out what to do next. Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates are Awesome if You are Buying

    By Les Walden | January 8, 2024

    If you want to buy a home, it's important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay each month. Fortunately, rates for 30-year fixed mortgages have come down significantly since the end of October and are currently under 7%, according to Freddie Mac Read More

    Is Now The Right Time To Move?

    By Les Walden | January 2, 2024

    If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few things to think about as you decide whether or not to sell and make a move. Read More

    FSBO v Agent Listed

    By Les Walden | December 28, 2023

    If you're thinking about selling your house on your own, called “For Sale by Owner” or FSBO, there are some important things to consider. Going this route means taking on a lot of responsibilities by yourself – and that can be a bit of a headache. Read More

    Still Waiting for Home Prices to Fall?

    By Les Walden | October 17, 2023

    During the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put out headlines calling for doom and gloom in the housing market. All of this negative news coverage made a lot of people have doubts about the strength of the residential real estate market. Read More