A few highlights:
- Come springtime, your house is bound to be in need of some TLC.
- Even if you don’t plan to sell your house this spring, staying current with routine maintenance can help keep your home functioning well throughout the year.
- Your realtor may have some suggestions that can get your home ready to list, and they’re also likely to be a helpful resource for finding trustworthy local contractors.
Selling in the spring makes sense for some — but not for everybody. Click here to find out how refinancing to lower your monthly mortgage payment can be a beautiful thing.
What to do when your starter home isn’t your forever place
It can be tough to admit that your current home may not meet your needs over the next few months, let alone decades. The good news is, this is perfectly okay. Many homeowners share your feelings.
CoreLogic’s late-2019 Home Price Insights report indicated that, year-over-year, home prices have appreciated 3.5 percent. Likewise, National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) numbers from the same time frame showed that housing inventory declined 4.3 percent from just the year before.
These two stats tell us something: A decrease in inventory coupled with an increase in demand continues to drive up housing prices.
For home sellers, this is welcome news. It’s probable that your home equity has risen along with this price increase. The pool of springtime homebuyers is also growing as we speak. Your home may have many of the must-have features today’s buyers are looking for.
Ready for a home upgrade? Spring’s a great time to make your move
Maybe you haven’t shared your “forever home” wish list with anyone yet. But like you, many homeowners are hoping for a better location, a new school district, a friendlier neighborhood, a shorter commute, and a lot more space. Spring’s the season when homebuyers come out of the woodwork, increasing your odds of selling at profit and making this trade-up dream a reality. Take the first step and prequalify.
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While refinancing could make a significant difference in the amount you pay each month, there are other costs you should consider. Plus, your finance charges may be higher over the life of the loan. Your licensed Cornerstone Loan Officer can discuss the benefits of a refinance transaction, along with all the costs involved, so you can make an informed decision.