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Saturday, April 1, 2023   /   by Kenneth Brands

4 Key Tips for Selling Your House This Spring

Spring has arrived, and that means more and more people are getting their homes ready to sell. But with recent shifts in real estate, this year’s spring housing market will be different from the frenzy of the past several years. To sell your house quickly, without hassles, and for the most money, be sure to follow these four simple tips!

1. Make Sure You Give Buyers Access: One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a seller is limiting the days and times when buyers have access to view your home. In any market, if you want to maximize the sale of your house, you can’t limit potential buyers’ access to view it. If it’s not accessible, it could cost you by sitting on the market longer and ultimately selling for a lower price.

2. Make Your Home Look as Good as Possible on the Inside: For anything to sell, especially your home, it must look inviting. Your real estate agent can give you expert advice on ideal staging for your home. Even updating a r. ...

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Thursday, March 9, 2023   /   by Kenneth Brands

5 Tips For Buying A Home In North Texas

Are you looking to purchase a home but not sure where to start? The process of finding a house can be overwhelming, but there are a few tips that will help make the journey smoother.

Know What You Can Afford– Before you can even begin your search for the perfect home, you should have an accurate idea of how much house you can realistically afford. It's important to consider factors such as your monthly income, down payment, closing costs, and other expenses before making any decisions. Any real estate agent at Biggs Realty can introduce you to several trusted local mortgage experts and help you get pre-approved.

Consider Your Needs– When searching for a home, it's important to look at what your needs are before deciding on any particular property. Ask yourself questions like: How much space do I need? Do I want a large yard or outdoor space? Do I need extra bedrooms or office space? What kind of amenities am I looking for? Answering these questions will help nar ...

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023   /   by Kenneth Brands

The Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Real Estate Professional at Biggs Realty

Selling or buying a home can be an exciting, yet daunting task. It’s important to have someone on your side, who knows the ins and outs of real estate, to make sure you are getting the best deal. That’s where Biggs Realty comes in. With a professional, licensed, real estate agent, you can rest assured that all transactions will be handled with the utmost care and expertise. Let’s discuss some of the benefits of enlisting their services.

Experience Matters
The team at Biggs Realty has more than 25 years of experience in helping buyers and sellers navigate the process of selling and buying homes, so you know you're in good hands. From writing offers, to navigating inspections and appraisals, they have seen it all before which means they are better equipped to help you through each step of the process. Plus, their knowledge allows them to negotiate better deals and position their clients for an optimal outcome on each transaction!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023   /   by Kenneth Brands

What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage Rates

After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices have made homes less affordable. So, if you’re planning to purchase a home this year, you too may be wondering if now’s the right time to buy or if you should hold off on your search until rates come back down.

The recent uptick in rates has been driven by what’s happening with inflation. Joel Kan, Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), explains:

“Mortgage rates increased across the board last week, pushed higher by market expectations that inflation will persist, thus requiring the Federal Reserve to keep monetary policy restrictive for a longer time.”
The most recent weekly average 30-year fixed mortgage rate reported by Freddie Mac is 6.5%. It ...

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Monday, February 13, 2023   /   by Kenneth Brands

Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling.

Now, however, rates are beginning to come down—and buyers are starting to reenter the market. In fact, the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) shows mortgage applications increased last week by 7% compared to the week before.
So, if you’ve been planning to sell your house but you’re unsure if there will be anyone to buy it, this shift in the market could be your chance. Here’s what experts are saying about buyers returning to the market as we approach spring.
Mike Fratantoni, SVP and Chief Economist, MBA:

“Mortgage rates are now at their lowest level since September 2022, and about a percentage point below the peak mortgage rate last fall. As we enter the beginning ...

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