Carlos Barron's Blog Posts

Starting the day off right!!!

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before

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Will Home Prices Decline in 2022?

What Everyone Wants To Know: Will Home Prices Decline in 2022?If you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You

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Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?

Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time,

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The Mortgage Process Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

The Mortgage Process Doesn’t Have To Be Scary [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsApplying for a mortgage is a big step towards homeownership, but it doesn’t need to be one you fear. Here

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Sellers Have Incredible Leverage in Today’s Market

Sellers Have Incredible Leverage in Today’s Market With mortgage rates climbing above 3% for the first time in months, serious buyers are more motivated than ever to find a home

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Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year Rents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a

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Housing Challenge or Housing Opportunity? It Depends.

Housing Challenge or Housing Opportunity? It Depends.  The biggest challenge in real estate today is the lack of available homes for sale. The low housing supply has caused homes

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Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage

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The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?

The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move? The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their;

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Where Will I Go if I Sell My House?

Where Will I Go if I Sell My House? Many homeowners have realized their needs have changed over the past year. Let's connect today to discuss your.

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What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market?

What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market? As you follow the news, you’re likely seeing headlines discussing what’s going on in today’s housing market.

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What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market?

What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market?  There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s

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What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market?

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market?  [INFOGRAPHIC]  Some HighlightsToday’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand

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111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year

111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year  The financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored

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Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your,

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Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

 Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers Are you looking to buy a home? If so, we’ve got good news for you.While there’s no denying the housing market is having a

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Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home? If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are

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Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment.

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Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?  A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking

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The Truth About Today’s Buyer Demand

 The Truth About Today’s Buyer Demand When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it can be

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Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home

Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals 

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5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer

5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer In today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of

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Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing? An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available 

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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC]  Some HighlightsWhether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of

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Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?  One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric

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Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Edition

Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] Some HighlightsWhen it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply;

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Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall  If you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market

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Understand Your Options To Avoid Foreclosure

Understand Your Options To Avoid Foreclosure  Even though experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis, there are a number of homeowners who may be

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What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap  It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s

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Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House

Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC] Some HighlightsPricing your house right takes market experience and expertise.To find the best list price, your agent balances

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What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to

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5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal

5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal  There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate

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If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This

If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This. There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be

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Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell

Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]  Some HighlightsWhen it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out.It’s important to focus

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If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.

If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This. There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be

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What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends

What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends  As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s

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Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your House

Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your House   If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. 

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Options for First-Time Homebuyers

Options for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC] Some HighlightsWith a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box.Work with your trusted real estate

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Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand

Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand   One of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe

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More Young People Are Buying Homes

More Young People Are Buying Homes   There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials

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A Look at Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for Sellers

A Look at Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for Sellers  When you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are

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What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean?

What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean? Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a

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The Economic Impact of a Home Sale

The Economic Impact of a Home Sale  When you buy a home, you're making a difference in your community. Let's connect today so you can be an economic driver and a homeowner.

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Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot

Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot [INFOGRAPHIC]  Some HighlightsIn today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house.That’s because

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The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations

The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations  In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their

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Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.

Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.   It’s no secret that one of the top stories in today’s real estate market is low housing supply and high buyer.

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Why We're Not Headed for a Housing Crash

Why We're Not Headed for a Housing CrashToday's housing market is nothing like it was in 2008. The conditions that caused the crash of 2008/2009 are simply not present today. Watch the video below

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The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale

The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home SaleIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change

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Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes

Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing HomesIn April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift

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Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You

Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for YouHome prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to

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With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?

With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas

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4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of ForeclosuresWith forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of

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Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You

Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again

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Time Is Money When It Comes to Your Home

If you bought your home a number of years ago, chances are you have a lot of opportunities between your home equity and today's low mortgage rates. Let's connect to make sure you don't miss.

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Help for Renters and Landlords is Now Available

Covid has had a devestating effect on both renters and landlords.  For months, there seemed to be no relief in sight.  Well, help is now available.There are several programs that are

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3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing BubbleWith home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a

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