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Monthly Archives: April 2022

    Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Pick Pina Group | April 29, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking about selling your house this season, focusing on a few quick and easy updates outside can help your home look its best. 78% of real estate agents polled say poor landscaping affects property values. As a seller, t... Read More

    What You Need To Know About Selling in a Sellers’ Market

    By Pick Pina Group | April 28, 2022

    Even if you haven’t been following real estate news, you’ve likely heard about the current sellers’ market. That’s because there’s a lot of talk about how strong market conditions are for people who want to sell their houses. But if you’re thinking about listing your house, you probably want to know: what does being in […] Read More

    The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort

    By Pick Pina Group | April 27, 2022

    If you’re in the market to buy a home this season, stick with it. Homebuyers face challenges in any market, and today’s is no exception. But if you persevere, your decision to purchase a home will be worth the effort in the end. In fact, a recent survey from Bankrate shows homeownership is so powerful […] Read More

    How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

    By Pick Pina Group | April 26, 2022

    If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big purchases you have planned to […] Read More

    Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

    By Pick Pina Group | April 25, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. In previous years, it was common for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still get the home. The buyer and seller would […] Read More

    Myths About Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Pick Pina Group | April 22, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re planning to buy or sell a home today, it’s important to be aware of common misconceptions. Whether it’s timing your purchase as a buyer based on home prices and mortgage rates or knowing what to upgrade or repair before lis... Read More

    Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

    By Pick Pina Group | April 21, 2022

    Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream. Prior to the 1950s, less than half of the country owned their own home. However, after World War II, many returning […] Read More

    How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

    By Pick Pina Group | April 20, 2022

    In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important. Even though you may be tempted to put your plans on hold in hopes that […] Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers

    By Pick Pina Group | April 19, 2022

    Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage Reports, explains: “The lender will check […] Read More

    Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

    By Pick Pina Group | April 18, 2022

    Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean doing more of the things you enjoy, like traveling, visiting with loved ones, or taking on new hobbies. But what does that […] Read More