How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

by Chiselle • November 26, 2021

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will continue rising through 2022: “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.9% in the third quarter of 2021. We forecast mortgage rates to increase slightly through the remainder of the year and reach 3.0%, rising to 3.5% for full year 2022.” If […]

November 2021 Irvine CA Market Update

by Chiselle • November 18, 2021

Here we are! It’s mid-November and time for a Market Update! The crazy part is that we’re still in a busy real estate season. What is usually considered the slowest time of the year is really only “slow” because there aren’t enough homes out there for sale, limiting the number of official sales. The holiday […]

Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

by Chiselle • November 17, 2021

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom: “At least 1.7 million more older workers than expected […]

How Sellers Win When Housing Inventory Is Low

by Chiselle • November 10, 2021

In today’s housing market, the number of homes for sale is much lower than the strong buyer demand. As a result, homeowners ready to sell have a significant advantage. Here are three ways today’s low inventory will set you up for a win when you sell this season. 1. Higher Prices With so many more buyers in the market than […]

Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Rise in 2022

by Chiselle • November 4, 2021

Mortgage rates are one of several factors that impact how much you can afford if you’re buying a home. When rates are low, they help you get more house for your money. Within the last year, mortgage rates have hit the lowest point ever recorded, and they’ve hovered in the historic-low territory. But even over the past […]