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Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market Update for June 2021

As of June 1, 2021, the Mammoth Lakes real estate market continues to be hot seller’s market.  What does that mean?  Simply put, it means there are more buyers than sellers.  I continue to receive new buyer calls daily and there are not a lot of options for them.  If/when they do find a property they like, there or multiple offers and often over list price.  The good news for...

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners during a challenging time. However, for some...

3 Common Mortgage Myths Busted

The process of getting a mortgage can be a complex and confusing one, and all the myths around mortgages certainly don’t make the process any easier. So, the question is, what are some of the most common mortgage myths? A recent article from realtor.com busted some of the most persistent myths around mortgages and the homebuying process, including: The lowest rate is always...

Homebuyers Should See an Increase in Listings Within the Next Year

There’s no denying that we’re in a tough market for buyers. With historically low inventory, high competition, and rising prices, finding a home has been a real challenge. But buyers, get ready, because it looks like things are about to get at least slightly better for people searching for a home. According to data outlined in a recent realtor.com article, about 10 percent of homeowners...

Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market Update – May 2021

As of May 1, 2021, the Mammoth Lakes real estate market continues to be hot seller’s market.  What does that mean?  Simply put, it means there are more buyers than sellers.  I continue to receive new buyer calls daily and there are not a lot of options for them.  If/when they do find a property they like, there or multiple offers and often over list price.  The good news for...

2021 Home-Buying Insights From Mortgage Lenders

The majority of buyers purchase their home using a mortgage. So, what do mortgage lenders want buyers to know about buying a home—particularly in today’s hot real estate market? A recent article from realtor.com outlined the key insights mortgage lenders want home buyers to understand if they’re planning to buy a home in 2021, including: Get pre-approved from the get-go. Because...

Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For empty nesters, a large home with several unused bedrooms can become...

Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market Update – April 2021

As we enter the second quarter of 2021, the Mammoth Lakes real estate market continues to be hot.  What does that mean?  Simply put, it means there are more buyers than sellers.  I am answering new buyer calls daily but there are not a lot of options for them.  If/when they do find a property they like, there are multiple offers and often over the list price.  Some people think a...

SPRING SPRUCE UP: Guest Contributor, Dasha Hervey, Sea and Pine Interior Design

By now you've adjusted to your home being more than just a “shelter.” Chances are your rooms have become offices, classrooms, or the occasional date night hub. You’ve probably also cleaned out spaces to make way for this new existence and maybe even felt a spark of joy in the process.    Yay for you because there are easy, inexpensive ways to make your home feel fresh, curated and...

Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new underwriting, and homeowners debated whether or not to put their houses on the market. However,...

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