Husky Homes Blog - Blog Archive: October, 2023

As Thanksgiving approaches, it's a perfect time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. As a real estate agent, I'm incredibly grateful for the trust and collaboration of the buyers and sellers I've had the privilege of working with. They are the heart of my business, and their stories and journeys are what make this profession so fulfilling. 

Trust: I'm grateful for the trust and confidence my buyers and sellers place in me. Real estate transactions can be complex, emotional, and at times, overwhelming. It's an honor to guide and support them through the process, knowing that they rely on my expertise.

Personal Stories: Each buyer and seller brings their unique story and dreams to the table. It's a beautiful part of my job to listen to…

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If you have been following the real estate industry at all over the past several months, you’d know that interest rates have been quickly rising since the historic lows of a few years prior. Just this past week they hit a 20 year high. That, paired with typical fall-time market seasonality, has caused the average days on market for active homes to increase as these homes are now taking longer to sell. We’ve also seen trends in price reductions since the comparable closed sales that these homes were priced from reflect a different market than we are in today. As a buyer, this should scream opportunity for you.

Yes, the interest rates have impacted affordability; purchase budgets gradually shrink as interest rates rise, and hopeful purchasers now…

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Unpacking the Long-Term Benefits of Homeownership

If you’re thinking about buying a home soon, higher mortgage rates, rising home prices, and ongoing affordability concerns may make you wonder if it still makes sense to buy a home right now. While those market factors are important, there's more to consider. You should think about the long-term benefits of homeownership too.

Think about this: if you know people who bought a home 5, 10, or even 30 years ago, you’re probably going to have a hard time finding someone who regrets their decision. Why is that? The reason is tied to how home values grow with time and how, by extension, that grows your own wealth. That may be why, in a recent Fannie Mae survey, 76% of respondents say they believe buying…

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Home Prices Are Not Falling

During the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put out headlines calling for doom and gloom in the housing market. All of this negative news coverage made a lot of people have doubts about the strength of the residential real estate market.

If it made you question if you should delay your own plans to move, here’s what you really need to know.

Home Prices Never Crashed

Disregard what you saw in the headlines. The actual data shows home prices were remarkably resilient and performed far better than the media would have you believe (see graph below):

This graph uses reports from three trusted sources to…

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It's the best time of year (IMO). The air is crisp and fresh. The Maple Lattes are flowing. Life is good! But, there's more to fall in the Madison area than what meets the eye. This guide shares activities, food, drinks, decor, and tips to keep your entire family busy. Thanks to this guide, you'll never hear, "I'm bored" or "There's nothing to do" this season. Let the fall festivities begin! Here's your guide to all things fall in Madison.

Like a pile of leaves, let's jump in!

Looking for more? Contact me for the full guide with even more to love in the Madison area this fall!

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Buying a home is one of the most significant financial decisions most of us will ever make. And when it comes to timing, the fall season offers a unique advantage that savvy buyers have been capitalizing on for years. As the leaves change colors and the temperature cools, the real estate market also experiences a shift. Historically, the fall season is characterized by less competition and more favorable conditions for buyers. In this blog post, we'll explore why now is an excellent time to purchase a home and share some real-life success stories, like getting 100% of your buyers' closing costs paid for.

  1. Reduced Competition

One of the most compelling reasons to buy a home in the fall is the decrease in competition. Traditionally, the spring…

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