Jasmine Cross's Blog Posts

What Can You Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for HomeownershipAs rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent

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The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Increasing

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is WideningBecoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much 

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What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know Now About The Appraisal Gap

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal GapIt’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today

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Why Is 2021 Still the Year To Sell Your House

Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your HouseIf you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie 

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What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends?

What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer EndsAs summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something you

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Save Time and Stress by Selling with an Agent

Selling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). From conducting market research to reviewing legal

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Appraisal Gaps Growth...What To Expect

In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest 

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Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still High

Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still HighThe pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a

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Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Rising Equity This Year

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Rising Equity This YearBuilding financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your

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5 Tips Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an Offer

5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an OfferWhen it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect place to call home. The problem is, in today’s market there just aren

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Great Wine Storage Tips

TIPS FOR STORING WINE AT HOMEIf you are a big wine connoisseur or just saving a few bottles to crack open on special occasions, it’s important to understand how best to store them safely until

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Owning a Home Has Evident Financial Benefits Over Renting

Owning a Home Has Evident Financial Benefits Over Renting Some HighlightsWhen you rent, you build your landlord’s wealth, your monthly payment depends on ever-rising rents, and

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Have Your Day in the Sun by Upgrading This Summer

Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This SummerSome HighlightsLonger days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to the home of

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This Market Is Not 2008 Again

Why This Is Not Like 2008 AgainDuring the Great Recession, just over a decade ago, the financial systems the world depended on started to collapse. It created a panic that drove some large companies

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Rise In Home Price Is as Simple as Supply and Demand

Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and DemandHome price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any

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In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Feel Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve PriceFor generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the

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June is National Homeownership Month!

6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership MonthOur homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe

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Why Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost YouThere’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on

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Homes Within the Country Are Selling Fast!

Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIn today’s whirlwind real estate market, houses are selling at astonishing speed – from sea to shining sea.Four

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Relocate or Refinance?

Should I Move or Refinance?The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning

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3 Top Priorities When Selling Your House

3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your HouseToday’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the

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Where Is The Housing Market Is Heading?

Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here

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Is Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold?

Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or GoldLast month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that

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4 Big Incentives for Property Owners to Sell Now

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell NowThe housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of

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Homeowners Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market

Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing MarketOne of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply

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