Gail Vinnal's Blog Posts

4 Reasons Why Were Not Headed For Another Housing Crash

With home prices rising in many areas of the country, many people are worried that we’re headed for a housing crash like the one we suffered in 2008. But here’s the thing: it’s just

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Three Things That Make Now The Perfect Time To Sell

COVID-19 is still creating a lot of uncertainty—which has many homeowners wondering whether now is a good time to sell their home.Well, as it turns out, now isn’t just a good time to sell your

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5 Stages Of Grief After Losing A Bid On Your Dream Home And How To Avoid Them

When we think of real estate, we tend to think of the positives: a place to call our own, beautiful interior design, and—if ratings are any indication—all the wildly entertaining real estate TV

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Selling Your Home Watch Out For These Stressors

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to selling your home—and for many sellers, those moving parts can cause a good amount of stress. But what are the most stressful parts of the

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Fewer Houses On The Market Presents A Prime Opportunity For Sellers

After putting their home search on hold during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, buyers are returning to the market ready and eager to purchase a home. But the biggest challenge facing them in

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More Buyers Eyeing Property In The Suburbs

While the country is reopening and restrictions are being lifted, the quarantine experience is still fresh in many potential buyer’s minds—and many of those buyers are favoring spacious suburban

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How Much Does Curb Appeal Increase Your Homes Value

Your home’s exterior plays an important role in grabbing buyer’s attention and, ultimately, selling your property; like the old saying goes, “you only get to make a first impression once.”

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3 MustDos Before Listing Your House For Sale

Before you list your home for sale, it’s time to do a little work around the house – to prepare and make sure your home is seen in the best possible light. These “must-do” items are about

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5 Questions Buyers Have During The Coronavirus Outbreak Answered

Everyone is being affected in some manner by the outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus. During this time, buyers will have more questions than normal about the home buying process and their ability to

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Go To Favorites How Buyers Sellers Can Prepare For An Early Start To The Spring Market

Is February the new April? When it comes to the real estate market, experts say yes.Regardless of whether that famous groundhog sees his shadow, a recent article on CNBC suggests spring

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Freddie Mac Predicts Strong Real Estate Market In 2020 And 2021

It looks like the upcoming year is going to be a strong one for the real estate market.In a recent article outlining their market forecast, Freddie Mac projected an overall optimistic view

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Report 85 Of Sellers Happy With Their Agents Heres Why

Today, more homeowners than ever are partnering with real estate agents to sell their home. According to the National Association of Realtors® recent Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, a whopping

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4 Tips For Buying A Home In A Hot Market

When a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller's market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one day and gone the next. And on top of the

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Getting A Handle On Your Pruning Schedule

When it comes to pruning, when is the right time? Spring? Fall? Anytime? And that's the problem...there are so many options for so many different types of plants, bushes, and shrubs that it can be

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Housing Inventory Hit Historic Lows At End Of 2017 So If Youre Thinking About Selling Nows The Time

If you're thinking about selling your home, the time to make the move is NOW. According to Realtor.com's recent Housing Shortage Report, the US is experiencing its most severe inventory shortage in

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6 Reasons Your Agent Wants You PreApproved Before Showing You Homes

Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren't pre-approved for a mortgage? It's not because they're mean, or they don't value your business... it's actually because they're looking

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7 Secrets About Short Sales You Need To Know Before Making An Offer

Are you interested in buying a short sale?Even if you aren’t, and you’re in the market to buy a house, you should know about “short sales”. There’s always a chance that a house you fall in

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A Cautionary Tale About Love Scorn And Real Estate

This story isn’t new, but it’s epic. Although its origin and authenticity can’t be verified, its message shouldn’t be ignored. So that you don’t miss it, here are the three main:

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Mortgage Rates Predicted To Rise In 2018 If You Want To Buy Now Is The Time

Buying a home is about to get a lot more expensive.According to a recent report from Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are predicted to rise in 2018. The rate for a 30-yr fixed-rate mortgage was.

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Most NonOwners Claim They Cant Afford A Home Could They Be Wrong

Many potential homeowners think purchasing property is out of their reach. According to the National Association of Realtor's 2018 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile, 56% of non-owners claim an inability

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Dear Real Estate A Valentines Day Love Letter

Dear Real Estate,Remember when we first got together? People didn't think we’d last. Maybe they didn't always say it, but they thought it.“You could do so much better. Why would you be a real

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Dont Fall In Love With A House Before You Are Ready To Fully Commit

Finding the house of your dreams might seem pretty easy.You know what you want and like. You feel like you will know the perfect house when you see it. The minute you find “the one”, it will be

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4 Hidden Costs Of Not Owning A Home

There's no arguing there's costs associated with owning a home. But the adverse is also true; there are also definite costs associated with NOT owning a home.The benefits of buying vs. renting has

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Millennials Believe Buying A Home Is Out Of Their Reach But It Turns Out They Might Be Wrong

Millennials, which is the generation comprised of people born from 1980 to 1998, are buying homes at a much lower rate than previous generations in favor of renting or moving back in with their

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Misconceptions About Buying A Home Are Blocking Eligible Buyers From Becoming Homeowners

Some potential buyers face roadblocks on the road to homeownership. But according to a recent report from Urban Institute, many of those roadblocks are self-created in the form of misconceptions

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