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Buyer's Agent

Penny will help you not only find the right property in this inventory constrained era, she will help you plan your offer strategy and help you put all the pieces in place so that your offer will stand above a crowded field.

Buyer's Agent

If you are looking to buy, just be aware that the real estate market from Savannah to Charleston is the hottest we’ve ever seen. Now more than ever, you need an experienced, service focused realtor on your side. Especially in today’s market, experience and local knowledge make all the difference. Penny will help you not only find the right property in this inventory constrained era, she will help you plan your offer strategy and help you put all the pieces in place so that your offer will stand above a crowded field.

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Market Conditions

Why Have a Buyer's Agent When Purchasing a House?

There are a plethora of reasons you should turn to a buyer's agent when you start the house-buying process.

February 18, 2021
Market Conditions

Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know

One of the first steps in your <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2023/01/06/tips-to-reach-your-homebuying-goals-in-2023-infographic/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">homebuying journey</a> is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2022/12/26/financial-fundamentals-for-first-time-homebuyers/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">pre-approval</a> is and what it does for you. <em>Business Insider </em><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/mortgage-preapproval">explains</a>:

January 19, 2023
Market Conditions

Have Home Values Hit Bottom?

Whether you’re already a homeowner or you’re looking to become one, the recent headlines about <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2022/12/12/what-every-seller-should-know-about-home-prices/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">home prices</a> may leave you with more questions than answers. <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2022/12/27/confused-about-whats-going-on-in-the-housing-market-lean-on-a-professional/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">News stories</a> are talking about home prices falling, and that’s raising concerns about a repeat of what happened to prices in the <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2023/01/11/todays-housing-market-is-nothing-like-15-years-ago/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">crash in 2008</a>.

January 18, 2023
Market Conditions

Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

Last year, the <em>Federal Reserve</em> took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2022/12/21/what-to-expect-from-the-housing-market-in-2023/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">mortgage rates</a> jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% <a href="https://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/archive">last October</a>. Hopeful <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2023/01/04/avoid-the-rental-trap-in-2023/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">buyers</a> experienced a hit to their purchasing power as a result, and some decided to press pause on their plans.

January 17, 2023
Market Conditions

What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market

It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining them each in depth, let’s lean on the experts and what history tells us to see what could lie ahead. As Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at <em>Bankrate</em>, <a href="https://www.bankrate.com/investing/stock-market-outlook-2023/">says</a>:

January 16, 2023
Market Conditions

Today’s Housing Market Is Nothing Like 15 Years Ago

Today's housing market is very different than the frenzied one from the past couple of years. In the second half of 2022, there was a dramatic shift in real estate, and it caused many people to make comparisons to the 2008 housing crisis. While there may be a few similarities, when looking at key variables now compared to the last housing cycle, there are significant differences.

January 11, 2023
Market Conditions

Why Have a Buyer's Agent When Purchasing a House?

There are a plethora of reasons you should turn to a buyer's agent when you start the house-buying process.

February 18, 2021
Market Conditions

Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know

One of the first steps in your <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2023/01/06/tips-to-reach-your-homebuying-goals-in-2023-infographic/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">homebuying journey</a> is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2022/12/26/financial-fundamentals-for-first-time-homebuyers/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">pre-approval</a> is and what it does for you. <em>Business Insider </em><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/mortgage-preapproval">explains</a>:

January 19, 2023
Market Conditions

Have Home Values Hit Bottom?

Whether you’re already a homeowner or you’re looking to become one, the recent headlines about <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2022/12/12/what-every-seller-should-know-about-home-prices/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">home prices</a> may leave you with more questions than answers. <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2022/12/27/confused-about-whats-going-on-in-the-housing-market-lean-on-a-professional/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">News stories</a> are talking about home prices falling, and that’s raising concerns about a repeat of what happened to prices in the <a href="https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2023/01/11/todays-housing-market-is-nothing-like-15-years-ago/?a=712644-838b6c55a1809c97da6d61c83d33dbdc">crash in 2008</a>.

January 18, 2023
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