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'Shock to the System': Higher Mortgage Rates Slam the Brakes on the Housing Market 06/26/2022

'Shock to the System': Higher Mortgage Rates Slam the Brakes on the Housing Market

'Shock to the System': Higher Mortgage Rates Slam the Brakes on the Housing Market Mortgage rates, which climbed past 6% last week, are likely to force many homebuyers to put their dreams on hold.

The Housing Market Just Hit a Turning Point That Could Change the Homebuying Game 06/05/2022

The Housing Market Just Hit a Turning Point That Could Change the Homebuying Game

Yes!!!

The Housing Market Just Hit a Turning Point That Could Change the Homebuying Game May might go down as a turning point in the red-hot real estate market that's scorched buyers for the past two years.

Where Are Big Investors Buying the Most Homes? 05/22/2022

Where Are Big Investors Buying the Most Homes?

Can you guess the number one state? Oklahoma came in second.

Where Are Big Investors Buying the Most Homes? Large investors flocked to the South. In Texas, they represented about 28% of buyers who closed on properties, according to the report.

Home Prices Have Begun Falling: Here Are the Cities Where They're Down the Most 05/01/2022

Home Prices Have Begun Falling: Here Are the Cities Where They're Down the Most

Home Prices Have Begun Falling: Here Are the Cities Where They're Down the Most What goes up must come down. The real estate price hikes have seemed unstoppable—until now. This is where home prices are falling the most.

Are We Approaching Bubble Territory in the U.S. Real Estate Market? 04/24/2022

Are We Approaching Bubble Territory in the U.S. Real Estate Market?

I welcome the slowing of home prices!! We are out pricing first time home buyers who are the ones who keep the real estate market going.

Are We Approaching Bubble Territory in the U.S. Real Estate Market? Is the housing market in a bubble? Some real estate experts believe we could be due to these troublesome reasons.

7 Mortgage Hopes and Dreams That Are Completely Delusional Today 04/17/2022

7 Mortgage Hopes and Dreams That Are Completely Delusional Today

Patience thru the process is a must!

7 Mortgage Hopes and Dreams That Are Completely Delusional Today Many homebuyers don't have their facts straight about the mortgage application process. Here's what they have wrong.

Photos from Chris Simone Realtor's post 04/05/2022

Just listed this gorgeous SW Topeka home. This is an entertainer‘s delight with an inground pool and a covered outdoor kitchen.

Up, Up, and Away: Home Prices Reach a New Record High. How Long Can This Go On? 03/06/2022

Up, Up, and Away: Home Prices Reach a New Record High. How Long Can This Go On?

This is my 19th year in real estate and I’ve never seen anything like this, but buyers should know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Up, Up, and Away: Home Prices Reach a New Record High. How Long Can This Go On? Median home prices reached an astounding all-time high this February. Here's what that means for buyers looking to snag a home in March.

Tempted To Cash In on the Hot Real Estate Market? The Sell-Rent-Buy Later Strategy 02/20/2022

Tempted To Cash In on the Hot Real Estate Market? The Sell-Rent-Buy Later Strategy

This article leaves out the biggest advantage of renting: It puts the buyer in a good position to buy without a contingency of having to sell their current home in order to purchase a new home. In this market contingencies simply don’t work well.

Tempted To Cash In on the Hot Real Estate Market? The Sell-Rent-Buy Later Strategy Are you curious if selling your home, making a profit, and buying again is right for you? Just be sure you know what could go wrong first.

Chris Simone Realtor updated their website address. 02/18/2022

Chris Simone Realtor updated their website address.

Chris Simone Realtor updated their website address.

Chris Simone Realtor updated their business hours. 02/18/2022

Chris Simone Realtor updated their business hours.

Chris Simone Realtor updated their business hours.

The New Rules of Homebuying Today: 5 Secrets To Succeed in a Red-Hot Market 02/13/2022

The New Rules of Homebuying Today: 5 Secrets To Succeed in a Red-Hot Market

Just when I think there couldn’t be a better article, this shows up! A must read for ALL buyers!

The New Rules of Homebuying Today: 5 Secrets To Succeed in a Red-Hot Market The market has changed so much in the recent past that the old rules of buying a home no longer apply. Here are five new rules of homebuying.

Forget Big Homes and Pools: These Are the Must-Have Home Features of 2022 02/06/2022

Forget Big Homes and Pools: These Are the Must-Have Home Features of 2022

This article illustrates quite well how quickly the market changes!

Forget Big Homes and Pools: These Are the Must-Have Home Features of 2022 The home features buyers are clamoring for in 2022 are very different from what they wanted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Down With Double Sinks! Why This Bathroom 'Must' Is Quite the Bust 01/30/2022

Down With Double Sinks! Why This Bathroom 'Must' Is Quite the Bust

Down With Double Sinks! Why This Bathroom 'Must' Is Quite the Bust Must every primary bathroom have two sinks? They look luxurious to be sure, but there are two sides to the double basin debate.

01/24/2022
'Help! Buyers Are Stalking My Home!' The Weird World of Unsolicited Offers 01/23/2022

'Help! Buyers Are Stalking My Home!' The Weird World of Unsolicited Offers

I was just talking to a realtor here in Topeka about this very thing happening here in our city.

'Help! Buyers Are Stalking My Home!' The Weird World of Unsolicited Offers Many homeowners in hot markets are being flooded with offers to buy their houses. Are these often all-cash bids legit? Find out here.

01/18/2022

If you’re looking for “the one” let me know. I love a good love story!

01/18/2022

So true 😄

01/18/2022

Statistics for Topeka and surrounding cities between 2021 and 2020. Prices went up and days on market went down.

Should You Wait Until Spring To Sell Your Home? No Way! Why Winter Listings Rule Today 11/21/2021

Should You Wait Until Spring To Sell Your Home? No Way! Why Winter Listings Rule Today

A must read if you’re waiting until spring to sell!

Should You Wait Until Spring To Sell Your Home? No Way! Why Winter Listings Rule Today Winter is usually the slow season, but this year will be anything but. High home prices and a lower home inventory means it's a great time to sell.

6 First-Time Homebuyer Hopes and Dreams That Are Completely Delusional Today 11/14/2021

6 First-Time Homebuyer Hopes and Dreams That Are Completely Delusional Today

This is a fantastic article and not just for first time home buyers.

6 First-Time Homebuyer Hopes and Dreams That Are Completely Delusional Today Homebuying starts with a dream, which can escalate into pure fantasy. Here are some reality checks to some delusions you may harbor when buying a home.

The Biggest Risk in Today's Crazy Market? Buying a House You Regret 11/07/2021

The Biggest Risk in Today's Crazy Market? Buying a House You Regret

Thankfully the market is slowing just enough that people aren’t having to make rush (bad) decisions.

The Biggest Risk in Today's Crazy Market? Buying a House You Regret Three times we almost bought a house that would have made our lives worse instead of better. It wound up teaching us patience, and the homebuying process.

Homebuyer Fatigue Hits the Housing Market as Prices Continue Soaring 09/26/2021

Homebuyer Fatigue Hits the Housing Market as Prices Continue Soaring

This will help slow down the rising prices of homes which is making it harder and harder for first time buyers to buy a home. We need first time homebuyers so that other buyers can move up to their second and third homes.

Homebuyer Fatigue Hits the Housing Market as Prices Continue Soaring With record-high prices and a housing shortage, many are suffering from homebuyer fatigue. Some are taking a break while others are leaving the market.

09/19/2021

Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes That Make a Room Feel Smaller

Especially numbers 1 & 2

Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes That Make a Room Feel Smaller Whether you're decorating your living room or bedroom, make sure to avoid these common mistakes that are sure to cramp your home (and style).

Homeowners To See Higher Property Taxes, Thanks to the Pandemic—Here's What They Can Do 08/29/2021

Homeowners To See Higher Property Taxes, Thanks to the Pandemic—Here's What They Can Do

We all saw this coming! Unfortunately this is going to hit hard.

Homeowners To See Higher Property Taxes, Thanks to the Pandemic—Here's What They Can Do Property taxes are expected to keep rising as many communities that lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic are cashing in on higher home values.

7 Things All First-Time Homeowners Get Wrong—and How To Avoid Those Big Mistakes 08/15/2021

7 Things All First-Time Homeowners Get Wrong—and How To Avoid Those Big Mistakes

Numbers 3 & 4 especially!

7 Things All First-Time Homeowners Get Wrong—and How To Avoid Those Big Mistakes Having recently purchased my first home, I’ve had a front-row seat to all the trials and tribulations that come with learning how to be a homeowner.

The New Housing Crisis: Are First-Time Buyers Being Priced Out of Homeownership? 08/08/2021

The New Housing Crisis: Are First-Time Buyers Being Priced Out of Homeownership?

This market is like no other market I’ve seen in my 18 years in real estate. Realtors are just as stressed as buyers are.

The New Housing Crisis: Are First-Time Buyers Being Priced Out of Homeownership? The nation is in the throes of an unprecedented housing crisis. First-time homebuyers are one of the casualties as many are priced out of the market.

3 Ways Today's Insane Seller's Market Is Actually Bad for Home Sellers—and How To Survive It 08/01/2021

3 Ways Today's Insane Seller's Market Is Actually Bad for Home Sellers—and How To Survive It

All sellers AND buyers should read this article. Realtors, Lenders and Appraisers discuss these 3 issues daily.

3 Ways Today's Insane Seller's Market Is Actually Bad for Home Sellers—and How To Survive It In today's seller's market, desperate homebuyers will do just about anything to buy your home. This is good news for sellers, but does come with risks.

Why Rage Gardening Is the Stress Reliever You Need Right Now 06/20/2021

Why Rage Gardening Is the Stress Reliever You Need Right Now

I have two neighbors who have never started a garden until now, hmmmm should I be worried? 🤔😝

Why Rage Gardening Is the Stress Reliever You Need Right Now Rage gardening is, well, all the rage. So break out your trowel, and read on if you’re looking for a constructive way to deal with your fury.

Photos from Chris Simone Realtor's post 06/06/2021

Topeka made the top 10 for fastest selling cities! 😊😊

5 Harsh Realities You’ll Face If You Renovate This Summer 05/30/2021

5 Harsh Realities You’ll Face If You Renovate This Summer

Number 5 is why so many people are trying the old DIY style but I caution only do that if you’re truly skilled. Otherwise it will end up costing more time and money.

5 Harsh Realities You’ll Face If You Renovate This Summer You've dreamed of a new kitchen or other remodeling project, but a postpandemic renovation comes with some challenges. Here's what to expect.

Think Home Prices Have Gone Crazy Since the Pandemic? Try Purchasing a Puppy 05/16/2021

Think Home Prices Have Gone Crazy Since the Pandemic? Try Purchasing a Puppy

Nooooo not puppies too!!

Think Home Prices Have Gone Crazy Since the Pandemic? Try Purchasing a Puppy The run-up in home prices inspired Realtor.com to look at how much prices on a variety of everyday items have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Home Prices Have Hit a New High—Is the Housing Market About To Crash? 05/09/2021

Home Prices Have Hit a New High—Is the Housing Market About To Crash?

I’m OK with home prices staying up, but we have got to end the bidding wars and the astronomical offers above list price!

Home Prices Have Hit a New High—Is the Housing Market About To Crash? With home prices soaring, it's no wonder that Google searches for when the housing market will crash have spiked. Is a real estate bubble about to pop?

8 Crucial Kitchen Improvements You Should Make Before Selling Your Home 03/28/2021

8 Crucial Kitchen Improvements You Should Make Before Selling Your Home

Number 8 is the most important one!

8 Crucial Kitchen Improvements You Should Make Before Selling Your Home A killer kitchen is one of the best ways to sell your home. Start making some of these improvements to help swing buyers in the right direction.

How To Create a Backyard Oasis That'll Help Sell Your House—and Fetch Top Dollar 03/07/2021

How To Create a Backyard Oasis That'll Help Sell Your House—and Fetch Top Dollar

Or just do these things so that YOU will enjoy your backyard more.

How To Create a Backyard Oasis That'll Help Sell Your House—and Fetch Top Dollar With home buyers seeking next-level backyard spaces, which outdoor improvements are the most cost-effective? Consider these projects.

10 Practical Kitchen Improvement Projects Based on How Much Time You Have 02/28/2021

10 Practical Kitchen Improvement Projects Based on How Much Time You Have

Finally a plan I can follow!

10 Practical Kitchen Improvement Projects Based on How Much Time You Have Have only 5 minutes for cleaning up your kitchen? There's a project for you. Have an entire weekend? Grab your tool belt and get to work!

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home: A Complete Guide for Filing This Year 02/07/2021

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home: A Complete Guide for Filing This Year

It’s that time of year where we need to get all the tax breaks that we can!

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home: A Complete Guide for Filing This Year What are the tax benefits of owning a home? Look no further than this complete guide of all the 2020 tax breaks homeowners should be aware of.

Good Riddance to Open Floor Plans and Cabinets Galore: Top Kitchen Trends of 2021 01/17/2021

Good Riddance to Open Floor Plans and Cabinets Galore: Top Kitchen Trends of 2021

What????

Good Riddance to Open Floor Plans and Cabinets Galore: Top Kitchen Trends of 2021 Homeowners stuck inside their abodes because of the coronavirus pandemic are remodeling their kitchens with an eye toward these top kitchen trends of 2021.

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