Kathleen Rainwater's Blog Posts

How an Expert can Help you Understand Inflation, Mortgage Rates, and Their Impact on the Housing Market

How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage RatesIf you’re following today’s housing market, you know two of the top issues consumers face are inflation and mortgage

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The True Strength of Homeownership Today

The True Strength of Homeowners TodayThe real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and

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Will My House Still Sell in This Market?

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here

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Getting Your House Ready to Sell?

Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert AdviceIn a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be

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New Homes May Still be the Best Option

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for TodayAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this

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While Our Market is Slowing- Here is More to Show there is No Bubble. 😉

3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing BubbleWith all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you

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Housing Experts Say this isn’t 2008

Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a BubbleWith so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008. To

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Will Housing Prices Fall?

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Where Will You Move if You Sell Your House??

Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a 

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How Your Equity Can Grow over the Years

How Your Equity Can Grow over TimeIt’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As

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Real Estate is Consistently Voted the Best Investment

Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBased on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years

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Crash? Correction? What is the Housing Market Doing NOW!?

Is the Housing Market Correcting?If you're following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is

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2022 Housing Market Updated Forecast

2022 Housing Market Forecast Some HighlightsWhat does the rest of the year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts have to say about what lies ahead.Home

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Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost

Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking about selling your house this season, focusing on a few quick and easy updates outside

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Selling in a Seller’s Market

What You Need To Know About Selling in a Sellers’ MarketEven if you haven’t been following real estate news, you’ve likely heard about the current sellers’ market. That

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Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from InflationIf you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact

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How to Handle Rising Interest Rates as a Buyer

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a BuyerIn the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning

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What to Budget for When Buying Your House

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a HomeWhen it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should

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The Appraisal Gap--What You Need to Know

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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Voyage Phoenix Article

Exploring Life & Business with Kathy RainwaterToday we’d like to introduce you to Kathy Rainwater.Hi Kathy, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourselfI originally got my real

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Real Estate Tips: How Escrow Works in Arizona

An escrow is a deposit of earnest money by a buyer with a third party (the escrow holder). The money is held in escrow until all conditions of the sale are met. The escrow agent or officer is

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Are Home Prices Still Rising?

Are Home Prices Continuing To Rise?Many analysts projected home price appreciation would slow dramatically in the fall of 2021 and then continue to soften throughout 2022. So far, that hasn

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How Supply and Demand Can Affect Your Housing Goals

How Supply and Demand Can Impact Your Buying and Selling GoalsIn today’s housing market, there are far more buyers looking for homes than sellers listing their houses. Based on the

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The Perks of Owning a Second Home

Many things have changed over the past couple of years, and real estate is no exception. One impact is an increased desire to own more than one home. According to the recent Luxury Market&

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The Friendliest town in Arizona

Itching for adventure? Hungry for something new? From road trips to restaurants, we love discovering hidden gems throughout Arizona – and sharing them with you! Read all about them in the

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The Top 5 Things to Know Before Relocating to Arizona

The Top 5 Things to Know Before Relocating to ArizonaArizona is a beautiful state to live in, with plenty of things to see and do, and it also has its fair share of quirks. Here’s a short

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Real Estate Investments Can Make You Richer Than Investing in Stocks

Why Real Estate Investments Can Make You Richer Than Investing in StocksMany people are unaware that real estate can also be a viable option in terms of investment. Real estate can be a great

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How The Pandemic Has Changed the Process of Buying Home

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered our lifestyles, as well as real estate transactions. In many ways, the pandemic has enhanced the home-buying experience by making it more digital and

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Don’t Let Student Loans Derail Your Homeownership Dreams

Don’t Let Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership DreamsIf you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering how your student loan debt could impact those plans. Do you have to wait

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Is Multigenerational Living for You?

Millions of Americans Have Discovered the Benefits of Multigenerational HouseholdsIf your needs are changing, you may be thinking about sharing a home with additional loved ones, such as,

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A Quick Guide to Buying a House For First-Timers

We know buying a house, especially for the first time, requires a lot of effort. Here are a few steps that can make the process manageable. Research EarlyStart reading websites, articles,,

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Why there WON’T be a Wave of Foreclosures in the Market

There Won’t Be a Wave of Foreclosures in the Housing MarketWhen mortgage forbearance plans were first announced and the pandemic surged through the country in early 2020, many homeowners were

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Why Waiting to Sell Your House Could be a Costly Mistake

Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small FortuneMany homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about

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