Husky Homes Blog - Blog Archive: December, 2022

What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional.

What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional. | MyKCM

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, you may have questions about what’s happening with home prices today as the market cools. In the simplest sense, nationally, experts don’t expect prices to come crashing down, but the level of home price moderation will depend on factors like supply and demand in each local market.

That means, moving forward, home price appreciation will continue to vary by location, with more significant changes happening in overheated areas. Here’s a quick snapshot of what the experts are saying:

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, says:

“The major question on the minds of homeowners and aspiring buyers alike is what will…

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Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer in Today’s Market

Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer in Today’s Market | MyKCM

There’s no denying mortgage rates are higher now than they were last year. And if you’re thinking about buying a home, this may be top of mind for you. That’s because those higher rates impact how much it costs to borrow money for your home loan. As you set out to make a purchase this winter, you’ll need to be strategic so you can find a home that meets your needs and budget.

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explains:

“The key to making a good decision in this challenging housing market is to be laser focused on what you need now and in the years ahead, . . . Another key point is to avoid stretching your budget, as tempting as it may be given the diminished…

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We focus on decorating our homes with festive colors, hanging stockings, garlands and gnomes, lots of gnomes. But lighting can be an amazing way to spruce up our living spaces. The simple addition of string lights, flickering battery operated candles and of course the Christmas Tree brings a great deal of warmth to your spaces. And while untangling the mess of lights from last year can be a challenge, the finished product is well worth it. 

In addition to livening up your home, lighting also adds a layer of security. We are gone from our homes more around the holidays attending family gatherings, children's concerts, school sporting events and work parties. Having a few extra lights on around your home can illuminate dark corners and provide a slight…

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The holiday season is officially here! While we may not yet have snow that has stuck to the ground here in the Madison area, storefronts are festive, lights are up, and holiday shopping is well underway. It is a common thought that the real estate market slows down this time of year – after all, who wants to move when it is freezing cold out, in between weekends filled up with holiday parties, gift exchanges, and travelers coming to/from to see friends and family.

The truth is that there is still a lot of activity going on in our local real estate market. People need to buy and sell all 12 months of the year, and we’ve found that while this time of year does have a degree of seasonality with fewer overall buyers searching in the bitter cold, the market…

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It’s the holiday season! The wine is muling, the mistletoe is hung, and Home Alone is playing on a loop! While the elves have been working in Santa’s workshop, I’ve been putting together this guide so you can turn Madison into your own winter wonderland.

Inside you’ll find a holiday gift guide, the best spots and events in the Madison area, a winter bucket list, and much more!

Take the (polar) plunge...let's dive in!

First up, my local holiday gift guide. I've got gifts for the fashion lover, the beauty obsessed, the decor enthusiast, the foodie, the badger fan, the furry friends, kiddos & babies, all from locally owned shops & businesses!

Links to the above:

Fashion Lover

Knotted Pullover Sweater from Up North Boutique,…

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