LINDSEY R. JOHNSON's Blog Posts

Should you buy, or should you rent in today's market

     The Difference Between Renting and Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen deciding between buying a home or renting, think about these three important factors

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You need to hear my marketing strategy for getting your home sold this time!

Why Your House Didn’t SellIf your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, you’re likely feeling a little frustrated. Not to mention, you're also probably wondering what

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Top places people are moving too!

Where Are People Moving Today and Why?Plenty of people are still moving these days. And if you’re thinking of making a move yourself, you may be considering the inventory 

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Planning to Retire? Whats your goal? Moving out of state, moving near the grandkids, or moving to another country. Call me I can help!

Planning to Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Make a MoveReaching retirement is a significant milestone in life, bringing with it a lot of change and new opportunities. As the door to this exciting

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Are you ready to make a change in your life? Ready to move into that beautiful new home? Call me now!

Sellers: Don’t Let These Two Things Hold You BackMany homeowners thinking about selling have two key things holding them back. That’s feeling locked in by today’s higher

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Inflation Affects Mortgage Rates

How Inflation Affects Mortgage RatesWhen you read about the housing market in the news, you might see something about a recent decision made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how does

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How To Know If You're Ready to Buy a Home

How To Know If You’re Ready to Buy a HomeIf you’re trying to decide if you’re ready to buy a home, there’s probably a lot on your mind. You’re thinking about your

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Pricing Your House Right Still Matters Today

Pricing Your House Right Still Matters TodayWhile this isn’t the frenzied market we saw during the ‘unicorn’ years, homes that are priced right are still selling quickly and

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July - Aug, 2023 Market Trends...

Key Housing Market Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re considering buying or selling a home, you’ll want to know what’s happening in the housing market

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Tips For Making The Best Offer...

Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a HomeWhile the wild ride that was the ‘unicorn’ years of housing is behind us, today’s market is still competitive in many areas

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Keys to Success First-Time Homebuyers!

Keys to Success for First-Time HomebuyersBuying your first home is an exciting decision and a major milestone that has the power to change your life for the better. As a first-time homebuyer, it

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Home Prices Didn't Crash...

Oops! Home Prices Didn’t Crash After AllDuring the fourth quarter of last year, many housing experts predicted home prices were going to crash this year. Here are a few of those forecasts

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Why most people buy vacation homes instead of renting them.

Why Buying a Vacation Home Beats Renting One This SummerFor many of us, visiting the same vacation spot every year is a summer tradition that’s fun, relaxing, and restful. If that sounds like

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Buying vs. Renting a Vacation Home...

Why Buying a Vacation Home Beats Renting One This SummerFor many of us, visiting the same vacation spot every year is a summer tradition that’s fun, relaxing, and restful. If that sounds like

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Most People understand that owning a home helps protect against inflation.

Owning a Home Helps Protect Against InflationYou’re probably feeling the impact of high inflation every day as prices have gone up on groceries, gas, and more. If you’re a renter, you

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You need a Realtor by your side...

Why Buyers Need an Expert Agent by Their SideThe process of buying a home can feel a bit intimidating, even under normal circumstances. But today's market is still anything but normal. There

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The Impact of Changing Mortgage Rates

The Impact of Changing Mortgage Rates [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home, you should know even a small change in mortgage rates has an impact on your purchasing power

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Job Market Fuels Homebuyer's Demand...

Powerful Job Market Fuels Homebuyer DemandThe spring housing market has been surprisingly active this year. Even with affordability challenges and a limited number of homes for sale, buyer demand is

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You need to know about home prices...

What You Need To Know About Home Price NewsThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) will release its latest Existing Home Sales Report tomorrow. The information it contains on home prices may

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Price Declines Are Behind Us

The Worst Home Price Declines Are Behind UsIf you’re following the news today, you may feel a bit unsure about what’s happening with home prices and fear whether or not the worst is yet

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The Best Time to Sell...

The Best Time To Sell Your House Is When Others Aren’t SellingIf you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know the number of homes for sale right now is low. That’s

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while downsizing makes you a winner!

How Homeowners Win When They DownsizeDownsizing has long been a popular option when homeowners reach retirement age. But there are plenty of other life changes that could make downsizing worthwhile.

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Buyers are buying...

Buyer Activity Is Up Despite Higher Mortgage RatesIf you’re a homeowner thinking about making a move, you may wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s the good

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Buying vs. Renting... You decide for yourself

Why Buying a Home Makes More Sense Than Renting TodayWondering if you should continue renting or if you should buy a home this year? If so, consider this. Rental affordability is still a challenge

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Here is what the experts are saying about the spring market.

What Are the Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?The housing market’s been going through a lot of change lately, and there’s been uncertainty surrounding what will happen this

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The Power of a Pre-Approval Letter

The Power of Pre-ApprovalIf you’re buying a home this spring, today’s housing market can feel like a challenge. With so few homes on the market right now, plus higher mortgage rates, it

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Why you may want to consider an Energy-Efficient Home.

Why You May Want an Energy-Efficient Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsSince inflation is increasing the cost of goods and services, it may make sense to look for an energy-efficient home.Energy

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What's the difference Between a Home Inspection & an Appraisal?

What’s the Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal?If you’re planning to buy a home, an inspection is an important step in the process. It assesses the condition of the

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Are you falling out of love with your home?

Falling out of Love with Your House? It May Be Time To Move.Owning a home means having a place that’s solely your own and provides the space, features, and location you and your loved ones.

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Five reason young folk are buying homes now!

5 Reasons Millennials Are Buying HomesIn the United States, there are over 72 million millennials. If you’re part of that generation and have thought about buying a home, you aren’t.

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Don't miss out on opportunity to buy a home waiting on lower home prices...

Think Twice Before Waiting for Lower Home PricesAs the housing market continues to change, you may be wondering where it’ll go from here. One factor you’re probably thinking about is

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Tax Refunds use them to achieve home ownership.

Your Tax Refund Can Help You Achieve Your Homebuying GoalsHave you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a variety of expenses involved – from your down payment to

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Spring Time Advantages when you sell.

The Big Advantage If You Sell This SpringThinking about selling your house? If you’ve been waiting for the right time, it could be now while the supply of homes for sale is so low. HousingWire

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Is Spring the right time to buy?

Homebuyer Activity Shows Signs of Warming Up for SpringThe spring season appears to be warming up in housing as more and more buyers enter the market. And after rising mortgage rates sidelined so

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Reasons to invest in a home.

The Key Advantage of Investing in a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home is a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability.That’s why, across different income levels, the

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Are you trying to buy a home?

Trying To Buy a Home? Hang in There.We’re still in a sellers’ market. And if you’re looking to buy a home, that means you’re likely facing some unique challenges, like

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Are home prices crashing?

Why Aren’t Home Prices Crashing?There have been a lot of shifts in the housing market recently. Mortgage rates rose dramatically last year, impacting many people’s ability to buy a home.

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Is it time to sell your home?

Two Reasons You Should Sell Your HouseWondering if you should sell your house this year? As you make your decision, think about what’s motivating you to consider moving. A recent survey from

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VA, FHA,USDA are all assumable loans...

When the Seller Says, ‘Please, Take My Mortgage!’March 30, 2023Marketing, Sales Tips & TechniquesBy: Stacey MoncrieffAn assumable FHA, VA or USDA mortgage adds a nice bow

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Mortage Rates Can Affect You!

How Changing Mortgage Rates Can Affect YouThe 30-year fixed mortgage rate has been bouncing between 6% and 7% this year. If you’ve been on the fence about whether to buy a home or not, it;

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Let's talk about closing cost!

Facts About Closing Costs [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking about buying a home, be sure to plan for closing costs.Closing costs are typically 2% to 5% of the total purchase price

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We're in a Sellers' Market...

We’re in a Sellers’ Market. What Does That Mean?Even though activity in the housing market has slowed from the frenzy we saw over a year ago, today’s low supply of homes for sale

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How would you feel if six months from now your home was still on the market?

4 Key Tips for Selling Your House This SpringSpring 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

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Home Prices in 2023

What’s Ahead for Home Prices in 2023Over the past year, home prices have been a widely debated topic. Some have said we’ll see a massive drop in prices and that this could be a repeat of

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Is the Market going to crash?

Here’s Why the Housing Market Isn’t Going To Crash ]

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As a Buyer, you need an up to date market report.

What Buyer Activity Tells Us About the Housing MarketThough the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy of a year ago, buyers are showing their interest in purchasing a home. According

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The wants and needs of a new home buyer...

Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer This SpringThough there are more homes for sale now than there were at this time last year, there’s still an undersupply with fewer houses

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Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home...

4 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a HomeAre you planning to buy a home this spring? Though things are more balanced than they were at the height of the pandemic, it’s still a sellers’

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Today's Housing Market...

An Expert Gives You Clarity in Today’s Housing MarketThe housing market has been going through shifts lately. That’s why it’s so important to work with an industry

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What Sellers need to know…

2 Things Sellers Need To Know This SpringA lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. If you’re planning to sell your

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multigenerational home owners...

Could a Multigenerational Home Be the Right Fit for You?During the pandemic, many of us reexamined the meaning of home for ourselves and our loved ones. Today, that can be seen in the

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Rent vs. Own

Is It Really Better To Rent Than To Own a Home Right Now?You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s better to rent right now than it is to own your home. But before you

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After You Sell?

Where Will You Go After You Sell Your House? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of selling your house, be sure to explore all the options you have for your next home.Both

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Todays Homeowners

Equity Gains for Today’s HomeownersToday’s homeowners are sitting on significant equity, even as home price appreciation has eased recently. If you’re a homeowner, your net

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Keep your eyes on mortgage rates...

What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage RatesAfter steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers 

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Why You should invest in a Home.

One Major Benefit of Investing in a HomeOne of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac:

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Falling in love with home ownership...

No matter how the housing market changes, there are some things about owning a home that never change—like the personal benefits it can provide. When you own your home, you

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checklist for selling your house...

Checklist for Selling Your House This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Friday February 24th, 2023Some HighlightsAs you get ready to sell your house, there are specific things you can add to your to-do

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Could a smaller home be your best option?

A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best OptionMany people are reaching the point in their lives when they need to decide where they want to live when they retire. If you’re a homeowner approaching

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Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal...

Spring into Action: Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Expert GuidanceTo sell your home this spring, it may need more preparation than it would have a year or two ago. Today’s housing

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