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2020 was a unique one for real estate. Though the pandemic slowed the majority of the economy down, the housing sector boomed.

In fact, it saw almost unprecedented success. Buyer demand soared (up 40% at one point), bidding wars were a constant presence, and mortgage rates bottomed out — hitting a new record low more than a dozen times over, according to Freddie Mac.

The market even bucked the traditional fall slowdown, with unseasonably strong demand well into the cooler months. All this, despite an ever-worsening pandemic.

But now that 2020 is (finally) at its end. Will it be the end of the current housing boom as well?

Probably not!

According to experts, we can expect more low rates, still-rising prices, and a continued exodus to the

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Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market | MyKCM


In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the current demand. Now, however, we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers. Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Researchat, explains:

“Seller confidence has been improving gradually after reaching its bottom in mid-April, and now it appears to have reached an important recovery milestone…After five long months, sellers are back in the housing market; while encouraging, the improvement to new listings is only the first step in the long road to solving low inventory issues keeping many buyers at bay."

Even with the number of

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It’s August of 2020, interest rates are at an absolute all time low - now is the time. Let’s start prepping!

If you’re like many other first time buyers - you have no idea where to start or how to prepare and that’s OK. Real Estate Brokers exist solely for that reason!

Below is a list of tips & tricks that will help you set yourself up to become a strong buyer.

1. Needs VS Wants

Before you even start looking at homes - write down a list of absolute musts (location, square footage, # of beds/ baths, etc). Reference that list when you start viewing homes so you don’t get caught up touring homes that don’t have the amenities you can’t live without.

2. Make a Budget

Set a budget that reflects your current income & debt. Don't stretch

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With the world at our fingertips comes endless options and knowing where to start your home buying/selling journey can seem like an overwhelming task. Well, lucky for you, you found yourself here! It's no question that the process of buying or selling a home is likely to be your most important endeavor so let's make it as efficient and fun as possible.

The absolute most important thing when buying/selling a home? YOU! No matter what, your needs will always be the top priority. That is why I can promise that you can feel a sense of ease knowing that we stand behind you. Here at The Cascade Team, we offer incredible value through a combination of experienced agents, a knowledgable

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