With all the headlines circulating about home prices and rising mortgage rates, you may wonder if it still makes sense to invest in homeownership right now. A recent poll from Gallup shows the answer is yes. In fact, real estate was voted the best long-term investment for the 11th consecutive year, consistently beating other investment types like gold, stocks, and bonds (see graph below):

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home, let this poll reassure you. Even with everything happening today, Americans recognize owning a home is a powerful financial decision.

Why Do Americans Still Feel So Positive About the Value of Investing in a Home?

Purchasing real estate has typically been a solid long-term strategy for building wealth in…

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1329 3rd St, Brookings, SD

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$ CLICK FOR CURRENT PRICE 5 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS

What was old is NEW again!! Check out this home that has been completely updated! New paint, new plumbing, new switches, new appliances, new roof, new light fixtures...and the list goes on! Large lot, central location--don't miss your opportunity to own this beautiful old home made NEW again!! 

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During 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:

Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of Business:

“I expect housing prices fall 10% to 15%, and the housing prices are accelerating on the downside.”

Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics:

"Buckle in. Assuming rates remain near their current 6.5% and the economy skirts recession, then national house prices will fall almost 10% peak-to-trough. Most of those declines will happen sooner rather than later. And house prices will fall 20% if there is a typical recession.” 

Goldman Sachs: 

“Housing is already cooling in the U.S.,…

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1617 Mockingbird Ln, Brookings, SD

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4 Beds - 2.5 Baths - 10800 sqft Lot

You'll be lovin' livin' on Mockingbird Lane in this 4 bed, 3 bath home!! Lots of space for family and entertaining. Triple attached garage with the 3rd garage having a tandem stall extended off the back. All appliances are included, washer & dryer - included, lawn mower-included, HOT TUB-included, large shed in the backyard, raised garden beds, mature trees. Contact your agent for a showing today!! A prelisting inspection was done and is available upon request.


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Some Highlights

  • June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a perfect time to think about all the benefits that come with owning your home.
  • Owning a home not only makes you feel proud and accomplished, but it’s also a big step toward having a secure and stable financial future.
  • Are you ready to enjoy all the amazing advantages that come with owning a home? Let’s get in touch to start the process today.

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Buying and owning your home can make a big difference in your life by bringing you joy and a sense of belonging. And with June being National Homeownership Month, it’s the perfect time to think about all the benefits homeownership provides. 

Of course, there are financial reasons to buy a house, but it’s important to consider the non-financial benefits that make a home more than just where you live.

Here are three ways owning your home can give you a sense of accomplishment, happiness, and pride. 

You May Feel Happier and More Fulfilled 

Owning a home is associated with better mental health and well-being. Gary Acosta, CEO and Co-Founder at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), explains:

“Studies…

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Buying 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’s a vision you can bring to life, but, as the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shares, you’ll have to overcome some factors that have made it more challenging in recent years:


“Since 2011, the share of first-time home buyers has been under the historical norm of 40% as buyers face tight inventory, rising home prices, rising rents and high student debt loads.”

That said, if you’re looking to purchase your first home, here are two things you can consider to help make your dreams a reality.

Save Money with First-Time Homebuyer Programs

Being able to pay for the initial costs and…

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Comparing real estate metrics from one year to another can be challenging in a normal housing market. That’s due to possible variability in the market making the comparison less meaningful or accurate. Unpredictable events can have a significant impact on the circumstances and outcomes being compared. 

Comparing this year’s numbers to the two ‘unicorn’ years we just experienced is almost worthless. By ‘unicorn,’ this is the less common definition of the word:

“Something that is greatly desired but difficult or impossible to find.” 

The pandemic profoundly changed real estate over the last few years. The demand for a home of our own skyrocketed, and people needed a home office and big backyard. 

  • Waves of first-time and second-home…

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Moving Now Can Give Your House Its Day in the Sun




Some Highlights

  • If you want to sell your house, consider doing it this summer. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and it’s a great time for sellers.
  • If your needs have changed, now’s the time to capitalize on the low inventory and multiple offers in today’s sellers’ market.
  • Let’s connect today if you’re ready to sell your house and move to a home that meets your changing needs.

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If you’re trying to decide if now’s the time to sell your house, here’s what you should know. The limited number of homes available right now gives you a big advantage. That’s because there are more buyers out there than there are homes for sale. And, with so few homes on the market, buyers will have fewer options, so you set yourself up to get the most eyes possible on your house.

Here’s what industry experts are saying about why selling now has its benefits:

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“Inventory levels are still at historic lows. Consequently, multiple offers are returning on a good number of properties.”
Selma Hepp, Chief Economist at CoreLogic:

“We have not seen the…

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