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    Homeownership Wins Over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Joanie Caskey | November 4, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re questioning whether or not to buy a home this year due to today’s cooling market, consider the long-term financial benefits of homeownership. As a homeowner, equity increases your wealth. On average, nationwide, home prices... Read More

    Do You Believe Homeownership Is Out of Reach? Maybe It Doesn’t Have To Be.

    By Joanie Caskey | November 3, 2022

    It turns out, millennials aren’t the renter generation after all. The 2022 Consumer Insights Report from Mynd says there’s a portion of millennial and Gen Z buyers who are pursuing homeownership as a way to build their wealth, but it may not be exactly the way previous generations have done it. The study explains how […] Read More

    Sell Your House Before the Holidays

    By Joanie Caskey | November 2, 2022

    As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs, […] Read More

    3 Trends That Are Good News for Today’s Homebuyers

    By Joanie Caskey | November 1, 2022

    While higher mortgage rates are creating affordability challenges for homebuyers this year, there is some good news for those people still looking to buy a home. As the market has cooled this year, some of the intensity buyers faced during the peak frenzy of the pandemic has cooled too. Here are just a few trends […] Read More

    Taking the Fear out of Saving for a Home

    By Joanie Caskey | October 31, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound scary at first. But it doesn’t have to be. One way to take the fear out of budgeting is understanding some of the costs you might encounter.  And to do that, turn to trusted real estate professionals. […] Read More

    Applying for a Mortgage Doesn’t Have To Be Scary [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Joanie Caskey | October 28, 2022

    Some Highlights Even with higher mortgage rates, the mortgage process doesn’t need to be something you fear. Here are some steps to help as you set out to buy a home. Know your credit score and work to build strong credit. When you’re ready, lean o... Read More

    Millennials Are Still a Driving Force of Today’s Buyer Demand

    By Joanie Caskey | October 27, 2022

    If you’re thinking about selling your house but wondering if buyers are still out there, know that there are still people who are searching for a home to buy today. And your house may be exactly what they’re looking for. While the millennial generation has been dubbed the renter generation, that namesake may not be […] Read More

    3 Graphs Showing Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Like 2008

    By Joanie Caskey | October 26, 2022

    With all the headlines and talk in the media about the shift in the housing market, you might be thinking this is a housing bubble. It’s only natural for those thoughts to creep in that make you think it could be a repeat of what took place in 2008. But the good news is, there’s […] Read More

    What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?

    By Joanie Caskey | October 25, 2022

    Since the 2008 housing bubble burst, the word recession strikes a stronger emotional chord than it ever did before. And while there’s some debate around whether we’re officially in a recession right now, the good news is experts say a recession today would likely be mild and the economy would rebound quickly. As the 2022 […] Read More

    Pre-Approval Is a Critical First Step on Your Homebuying Journey

    By Joanie Caskey | October 24, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home this year, one of the first steps on your journey is getting pre-approved. Especially in today’s market when mortgage rates are higher than they were just a few months ago, getting a mortgage pre-approval can be a game changer. Here’s why. What Is Pre-Approval? To better understand why […] Read More

    3 Questions You May Be Asking About Selling Your House Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Joanie Caskey | October 21, 2022

    Some Highlights If you’re planning to sell your house this year, you likely have questions about what the shift in the housing market means for your home sale. You might be wondering: Should I wait to sell? Are buyers still out there? And can I affo... Read More

    What’s Ahead for Home Prices?

    By Joanie Caskey | October 20, 2022

    As the housing market cools in response to the dramatic rise in mortgage rates, home price appreciation is cooling as well. And if you’re following along with headlines in the media, you’re probably seeing a wide range of opinions calling for everything from falling home prices to ongoing appreciation. But what’s true? What’s most likely […] Read More

    Whose Mortgage Do You Want To Pay? Yours Or Your Landlord’s?

    By Joanie Caskey | February 27, 2019

    There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business explained in their article, “12 Practical... Read More

    The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

    By Joanie Caskey | February 22, 2019

    One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives... Read More

    Commercial Property for Lease!

    By Joanie Caskey | February 22, 2019

    Just contact us at Caskey Realty for all of your commercial and residential real estate needs. Read More

    How To Get A Better Perspective On Affordability

    By Joanie Caskey | February 20, 2019

    Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the past decade, the market was... Read More

    Facts About Closing Costs [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | March 31, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, be sure to plan for closing costs.Closing costs are typically 2% to 5% of the total purchase price of a home, and they can include things like government recording costs, appraisal fees, and more. Read More

    We’re in a Sellers’ Market. What Does That Mean?

    By KCM Crew | March 30, 2023

    Even though activity in the housing market has slowed from the frenzy we saw over a year ago, today’s low supply of homes for sale is still a sellers’ market. Read More

    4 Key Tips for Selling Your House This Spring

    By KCM Crew | March 29, 2023

    Spring has arrived, and that means more and more people are getting their homes ready to sell. Read More

    How Homeownership Is Life Changing for Many Women

    By KCM Crew | March 28, 2023

    Throughout Women’s History Month, we reflect on the impact women have in our lives, and that includes impact on the housing market.  Read More

    Get Ready: The Best Time To List Your House Is Almost Here

    By KCM Crew | March 27, 2023

    If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching.  Read More

    Have You Thought About Why You Might Want To Sell Your House? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By KCM Crew | March 24, 2023

    If you’re on the fence about selling your house, it’s worth considering all the reasons why moving could make sense for you.If you find your home no longer meets your needs, it may be time to sell. Read More

    Why Buying a Home Is a Sound Decision

    By KCM Crew | March 23, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, you want to know the decision will be a good one.  Read More

    Reasons To Consider Condos in Your Home Search

    By KCM Crew | March 22, 2023

    Are you having trouble finding a home that fits your needs and your budget?  Read More

    The Role of Access in Selling Your House

    By KCM Crew | March 21, 2023

    Once you’ve made the decision to sell your house and have hired a real estate agent to help, they’ll ask how much access to your home you want to give potential buyers. Read More

    What’s Ahead for Home Prices in 2023

    By KCM Crew | March 20, 2023

    Over the past year, home prices have been a widely debated topic.  Read More