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Monthly Archives: June 2022

    3 Reasons Why the Fed Raising Interest Rates Is Good for Home Buyers

    By Ron Henderson | June 24, 2022

    If you’re either in the process of buying a house or thinking of jumping into the market, you’re probably well aware that rates have jumped significantly in recent weeks. And that likely doesn’t feel or sound like anything good to you.  But what you might not be well aware of is that, according to Chair of the... Read More

    Why do agents not have photos of the home?

    By Ron Henderson | June 17, 2022

    One of the first things I do when I get to the office is open my laptop, log into the MLS (multiple listing service), and look through all the new listings that came on the market overnight. It still shocks me how many of them come on the market with no photos. The sellers have... Read More

    How Much Does It Cost to Build a Barndominium?

    By Ron Henderson | June 10, 2022

    As the concept of “home” expands in America to include structures built from shipping containers and 3D-printed homes, one of the most common requests here in the midwest are for what’s called a “Barndominium”. A barndominium is a fully decked-out living quarters combined with workspace, all within a larger restored barn or barn-type metal building on acreage. This year I... Read More

    Why Do We Even Need An Appraisal?

    By Ron Henderson | June 3, 2022

    I’ve always thought it’s weird that we put so much emphasis on the home appraisal. I understand why we are forced to do them. Before a lender approves a new mortgage or refinance, it commissions a professional appraisal to verify the value of your home. The lender checks the appraisal figure to ensure the home... Read More