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Do Kids’ Opinions Matter When Buying a Home?

A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.” When the results were broken down by […]

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Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic […]

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DID YOU KNOW?

FINDING A HOME IS EASIER THAN EVER! It’s now easier than ever to find a home, thanks to the Ebby Halliday Companies. The firm’s websites, ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com as well as my personal website http://www.heatherkindersims.com provide these popular search features: Proximity Search – finds homes for sale within your selected distance of a specific location or […]

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FALL HOUSING MARKET

Much like the ever-changing Texas weather, the Dallas-Fort Worth and N. Texas residential real estate market is beginning to cool off, with home sales down slightly from last year and prices growing at a somewhat slower pace. Home sales in North Texas last month were down 13% from September 2017, while the average sale price […]

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2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling

When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey (can you see me with my hand up in the air saying “pick me, pick me!”?) are just some […]

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Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal?

The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years.  In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7% annually.  However, after the bubble burst in June 2007, values depreciated 6.1% annually until February 2012. Those were the years so many people lost equity and fell on hard times, increasing the […]

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Stunning Ceilings: The Latest Eye Candy for the 5th Wall

Ceilings are too often the plain Jane element of a home, but they can really assume a starring role and transform a space with minimal effort and expense. See how different options, from millwork to lighting, different shapes, paint, and even wallpaper, can make the 5th wall of a room really pop, which is especially […]

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5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real […]

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Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High?

Did you get that Van Halen song Jump! in your head when you read that title?? It was on purpose! Seriously though, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to Freddie Mac. The […]

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The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale NOW!

  If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the current lack of inventory: “Inventory coming onto the market […]

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