Husky Homes Blog - Blog Archive: April, 2023

Think Twice Before Waiting for Lower Home Prices




As the housing market continues to change, you may be wondering where it’ll go from here. One factor you’re probably thinking about is home prices, which have come down a bit since they peaked last June. And you’ve likely heard something in the news or on social media about a price crash on the horizon. As a result, you may be holding off on buying a home until prices drop significantly. But that’s not the best strategy.

A recent survey from Zonda shows 53% of millennials are still renting right now because they’re waiting for home prices to come down. But here’s the thing: the most recent data shows that home prices appear to have bottomed out and are now on the rise again. Selma Hepp, Chief…

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How Changing Mortgage Rates Can Affect You




The 30-year fixed mortgage rate has been bouncing between 6% and 7% this year. If you’ve been on the fence about whether to buy a home or not, it’s helpful to know exactly how a 1%, or even a 0.5%, mortgage rate shift affects your purchasing power.

The chart below helps show the general relationship between mortgage rates and a typical monthly mortgage payment:

Even a 0.5% change can have a big impact on your monthly payment. And since rates have been moving between 6% and 7% for a while now, you can see how it impacts your purchasing power as rates go down.

What This Means for You

You may be tempted to put your homebuying plans on hold in hopes that rates will fall. But that can be risky.…

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Two Reasons You Should Sell Your House




Wondering if you should sell your house this year? As you make your decision, think about what’s motivating you to consider moving. A recent survey from realtor.com asked why homeowners are thinking about selling their houses this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below):

Let’s break those reasons down and explore how they might resonate with you.

1. I Want To Take Advantage of the Current Market and Make a Profit

When you decide to sell your house, how much you’ll make from the sale will likely be top of mind. So, here’s some good news: according to the latest data, the average seller can expect a strong return on their investment when they make a move. ATTOM explains: 

“The…

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If you have been following along with the real estate and/or financial markets at all recently, you have certainly heard mumblings about mortgage interest rates. Over the past 12 months, we have seen the steepest, fastest interest rate hike in history. This caused an unprecedented, though temporary, shift in the market in Q3 and Q4 of 2022, and even with rates still hovering between 6-7% this year, the market has rebounded stronger than ever with high buyer demand and competition.

Hopeful home purchasers who had once gotten pre-approved with a far lower interest rate in early 2022, or a historically low interest rate from the pandemic days of 2020 and 2021, were suddenly shocked last year to feel the ramifications of how significantly their…

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This week I, along with other members of OWN IT,  met with Wisconsin State Representative Melissa Ratcliffe to talk about Discriminatory practices that are still happening in housing (zoning, appraisals, and buying/selling) that target black and brown people trying to buy homes and build generational wealth through owning a home. Our goal was to discuss ways to raise awareness on this issue and implement programs that can work to support initiatives that address these issues. 

With the rise of the civil rights movements, there were efforts to eliminate redlining and related practices. Legalized discrimination was prohibited in the 1960s, yet segregation persists in many places, a product of decades of state-supported prejudice. Continued…

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April in Wisconsin brings *hopefully* those first starts of green in the gardens and on the trees, but that's not all - it's baby farm animal season!


There are several great farms and events for the whole family to cuddle the sweetest barnyard critters. Here are my three favorite farms for lambing & kidding season!

Homestead farm Lambing Day | April 8

Brit McCoy's female-run sheep farm is brimming with lambs! She's hosting a Lambing Day at her Belleville farm on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00-Noon. The farmstand will be open to buy Homestead Farm's products, and Candance Dolan will be hosting photography sessions with the lambs. Check out Brit's IG page @homesteadwisconsinfarm for all the deets!

7743 State Hwy 69 – Belleville, WI

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