Oksana Caspento's Blog Posts

Will Home Values Appreciate Or Depreciate In 2020

Some potential purchasers and sellers are questioning whether home values will be impacted. The price of any item is determined by supply as well as the market’s demand for that item. Each month

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Housing Market Positioned To Bring Back The Economy

All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? 

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What Impact Might COVID19 Have On House Values

A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is

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Rise To The Top Of The Pool By Selling Your House Today

With the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results show that people selling their houses today are holding

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Do Not Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well.Amidst all

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Three Reasons Why This Is Not A Housing Crisis

In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and

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A Recession Does Not Equal A Housing Crisis

Some HighlightsThe COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown.The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th.All

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Why The Stock Market Correction Probably Wont Impact Home Values

With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What’s

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Housing Inventory

Buyers! Remain patient in your home search process and be ready to act immediately once you find the right home.Sellers!  Do NOT wait until spring to put

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The Number 1 Misconception In The Homebuying Process

After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a 

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Where Have All The Houses Disappeared To

If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a major reason there’s a shortage of housing inventory 

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Strength Of The Economy Is Surprising The Experts

We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next economic slowdown (recession) could occur. Two years ago, 67% of the

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Does Aging In Place Make The Most Sense

I'm sure you'll agree there’s a comfort in staying in a home you’ve lived in for many years instead of moving to a totally new or unfamiliar environment. There is, however, new information that

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2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

In currently low inventory market there’s still an interest in the market for some key upgrades!Here are two surprising things buyers seem to be searching for in today’s market and it

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The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting

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The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next Year

This coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and appreciation.  But the biggest issue the housing market will face in 2020 is an

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling A Home In 2020

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing

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Sell Your Home Faster

When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:1. Make Buyers Feel at HomeDeclutter your home! Pack away all personal items

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What Is The Best Investment For Americans

Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable.Porch.com, a major network helping

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This Is Not 2008 All Over Again The Mortgage Lending Factor

Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money. Recent

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Should You Sell Your House In Winter

Many believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. So if every homeowner believes the same thing, then

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Prepare For The Rainy Season While Its Dry

It is a good idea to take a look around your house during fair weather, because finding out you have a problem during inclement conditions is at best inconvenient and at worst very costly.;

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The Latest On Interest Rates

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, “the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 3.60 percent, the lowest it has been since November 2016.”Sam Khater,

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It Might Be Time To Sell Your House

Today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest

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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your House

As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I?

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Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond.Here’s the home price appreciation

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Now Is The Time To Move Up And Upgrade Your Current Home

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end!

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Top 4 Renovations For The Greatest Return On Investment

If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor renovations can go a

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What Is Important To Boomers When Selling Their House

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three

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Should We Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or less). The survey asked their opinion on an impending

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Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale

The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and

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No Worries Home Prices Coming In For A SOFT Landing

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not

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3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble

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Top Renovations To Complete Before You Sell Your House

 home improvement projects Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers.Upgrading your landscaping or

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5 Reasons To Resolve To Use A Real Estate Professional In 2019

Whether you are buying or selling a home, the transaction can be a bit overwhelming. Working with a real estate professional who understands your market can make your life that much easier! Let

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Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are

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7 Reasons To List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide

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Are Homeowners Renovating To Sell Or To Stay

Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market: Home renovations have shot up Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has droppedA ‘normal’ housing market

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5 Tips When Buying A Newly Constructed Home

The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps

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How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year

There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. I have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are the sources:Mortgage Bankers Association

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ROI On Your Upgrade

Choosing a home improvement project is a major decision with many questions that need to be answered. One essential question is, “will you get an ROI on your home upgrade?” Three common

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Is It Time To Move Up

One of the most common reasons homeowners grow out of their starter homes is because they are starting or growing their family, and what was once a perfect house for two now feels far too cramped

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4 Apps To Save You Money

DigitDigit is an app that makes it painless to save money.You link it to your bank account and it will analyze your spending and determine the perfect amount to automatically set aside each day. It

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Fall Staging Tips

Warm and cozy are the feelings that are most suited for fall decorating. Pumpkins, apple picking, hay rides, cider – they all solicit feelings of comfort. As you prepare for the fall season,

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The Latest Trends In Home Security

The Latest Trends in Home SecurityMany years ago, the only options for home security were robust systems that required expensive installation. Plus, whenever you were away, you had no idea what was

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7 Reasons Why Fall IS The Time To Buy Or Sell

Silver medal. Runner-up. Fall.These are all considered to be the second choice, but there are so many benefits to buying or selling a home in fall that I can’t help but push back on any

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3 DIY Projects To Do Before Fall

Home improvement projects can be fun and add value, whether you’re making your home space more usable, more attractive, or more comfortable. Here are three projects to get your creativity

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4 Ways To Break The Ice With Your New Neighbors

                    It seems the days of Welcome Wagons – new neighbors knocking on your door to offer cookies, pies, and friendship - may be long

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5 Stages Of Selling

When you’re buying and selling it’s okay to get emotional, it’s part of the process. Here are five of the emotional stages you’ll go through when selling your.

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Home Inspection Checklist

Unless it’s a glaring flaw or you’re a trained professional,you probably can’t tell if your home needs repairs. The home inspection is one of the most 

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