Jason Spicer's Blog Posts

If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?

If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower

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Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying

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Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the

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What Do Experts Say About Today’s Mortgage Rates?

What Do Experts Say About Today’s Mortgage Rates?Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers. The graph below shows mortgage

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Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a HomeSometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in,

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A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for SellersOne of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To HearFor many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure

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What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near

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What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps GrowIn 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

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Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home

Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a HomeYou may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what

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Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage

Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing ShortageThe major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy.

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The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented Market

The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented MarketIn a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That

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Why This Is Not Like 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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In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are 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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What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more

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Should I Move 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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Your House Could Be the Oasis in an Inventory Desert

Your House Could Be the Oasis in an Inventory DesertHomebuyers are flooding the housing market right now to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Many have a sense of urgency to find a

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Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to AppreciateIt’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOME WARRANTY & HOME INSURANCE

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your

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CREATE THE HOME OFFICE OF YOUR DREAMS

Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated workspace in your home

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What to do With an Unfinished Basement

Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potentials. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up

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Create an Evacuation Plan for Your Pets

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create

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CONSIDER THIS: WHEN TO REFINANCE

Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that

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Achieve Morning Person Status

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before

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