Steve Nibbe's Blog Posts

Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power

If you’re thinking about 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.

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Sellers: Don't wait til Spring to make a move!

As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You want to time it just right so you can get the most out

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Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune!

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now

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Real estate barometer readings after a challenging year

As we begin experiencing the 1-year anniversary of pandemic-mandated stay-at-home orders that halted both home-buying and home-selling activity, it's time to review how the housing market has

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Homebuying this winter is going to very different

In a normal year, this is the time when home sales dip. In a normal year, this is when you can negotiate on getting the price a tad lower, and homes sit on the market longer because of the holidays.

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Fall offers a glimmer of hope that home sales will level off

These days, potential homebuyers don't BUY homes. They "win" them. Multiple offers being the rule and not the exception to it, buyers are up against a limited number of homes for sale.According to

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The Benefits of Home-ownership May Reach Further Than You Think

The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You ThinkMore than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re

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Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate SeasonWith stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into

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Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever

For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist,

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HUD announces further homeowner relief measures

With many businesses closed up and a record number of people without paychecks due to the coronavirus emergency, the government is taking steps to allow some borrowers to pause their mortgage

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Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits.

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What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward

Some Highlights:Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward.Connect

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Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are SayingMore and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the 

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Are We Really About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?

Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other

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