Jesse Grathoff's Blog Posts

Tips for Single Homebuyers: How to Make Your Home Buying Dreams a Reality for 2022

If you’re living on your own and looking to buy a home, know that you can make your dream a reality with thoughtful planning and the right team of experts. Research from

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The Truth About Today’s Home Buyer Demand

When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it can be hard to know what to believe, put your trust in the

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Reasons Considering Selling This Fall Is A Good Idea

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

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The Difference in Net Worth Between Renters and Homeowners Is Widening in 2021

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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What Buyers and Seller Should Know About the Appraisal Gap

It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing market. Home prices are appreciating

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Sellers' Market, What Does That 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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Are Homes Less Affordable Today Than In Past Decades?

There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s

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With Rents on the Rise - Is Now the Time To Be Buying?

5SHARES0203According 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

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Housing Supplies and What That Means to 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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3 Charts That Show This Is Not The Housing Bubble That You Fear

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is

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Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Current Demand

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The

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What Do Experts See Coming 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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Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Home 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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Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This Summer 2021

Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsLonger days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to

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Reasons to Celebrate National Home ownership Month

Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest

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Americans See Real Estate as a 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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Plan to Buy a Home This Year? Patience will be Key

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra

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Rates Are Still Great But Are They Going To Go Up Soon?

 So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later

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Are Home Prices Appreciating at an Accelerated Rate Again?

Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating 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.

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More Than 90% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re

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Is 20% Down Really Necessary to Buy a New Home?

Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a

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Foundational Benefits of Homeownership In 2021

Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They’re our workplaces, virtual schools, and safe

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Is Homeownership a Dream of Yours?

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage

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The Top 4 Reasons People Are Buying 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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What is Going to Happen to You Home Value in 2021?

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the

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