Husky Homes Blog - Blog Archive: April, 2022

Well, it doesn't quite feel like Spring yet, but there are lots of fun Spring events coming up in Dane & surrounding counties! Here's my Spring hot list of fun, family events: Homestead Farm - Lambing Open House Belleville Sunday, April 10 1:00-3:00pm My favorite local farm, Brit McCoy, is opening up the farm this weekend for a casual open house. Come see the lambs and pick up some of their great farm products and meats. Order ahead and she'll have it ready for you! Aldo Leopold Nature Center - Bird & Nature Outing Monona Saturday, April 23  10:00-11:30am A family-friendly and naturalist-guided hike through the nature center grounds and neighboring Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Here's hoping some…

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What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market | MyKCM

As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — the housing market seems to be relatively immune.

Here’s a look at what experts say you can expect this spring.

1. Mortgage Rates Will Climb

Freddie Mac reports the 30-year fixed mortgage rate has increased by more than a full point in the past six months. And despite some mild fluctuation in recent weeks, experts believe rates will continue to edge up over the next…

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Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer Today

Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer Today | MyKCM

Since the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which features are absolutely essential in your next home and which ones are just nice bonuses, you can land a home that fits your needs.

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com, explains it like this:

“Focus on the goal you set out for yourself, like your list of must-haves and nice-to-haves and your budget, . . . Stick to that. Be persistent.”

So how do you go about creating your list of desired features? The first step is to get pre-approved for your mortgage. Pre-approval helps you better understand your budget, and that plays an important…

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Rising interest rates in 2022 have been a hot topic in the real estate community. Buyers who were once pre-approved up to a certain amount with a conventional loan and competitive interest rate are now having different conversations with their lenders about how their affordability may have changed, or what other loan programs may now be a better fit. The days of a less than 3% conventional 30-year loan are behind us; at least for now, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other amazing products that can work well for these purchasers and their unique situations.

Our team of agents is in constant communication with many different local lenders in the area to ensure we are always on the bleeding edge of the best loan programs and options to fit our…

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Buying or selling a home can be the most daunting, stressful and exhilerating decision you make in a lifetime. Realtors get all the glory, but did you know that we are just one part of the huge team that comes together to make the magic happen? Agents are a concierge to their clients, constantly connecting them with different partners throughout the process. Here are just a few of the important folks you meet along the way.

Homes Inspectors: A home inspector is a key partner to making you feel comfortable and safe in the purchase of a home. While some clients prefer to waive the inspection contingency, it is an immensely powerful tool to ensure your next home will protect. But they aren't just for buyers. You can have a pre-listing inspection completed…

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