Francis Krebs's Blog Posts

Home Sales and the Economy

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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This Is Not 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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What You Should Do Before Interest the Rise in Rates

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates RiseIn today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven

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Housing Update

Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there

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Happy 4th

Happy Independence Day!Wishing you a happy and safe Independence.

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Owning a Home Increases wealth

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This YearBuilding financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your

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Dreaming of a bigger Home

Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe it’s time to make a move. If you’ll be able to

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Best Investment

Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsFor the eighth year in a row, real estate maintained its position as the preferred long-term investment

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How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost YouThere’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on

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Your Time Is Money

When It Comes To Selling a House, Your Time Is Money [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsSelling a house is no small task. If you decide to try to do it on your own, keep in mind you’ll be

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Housing Market Francis Krebs

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000

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No Reason To Panic- Francis Krebs

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending StandardsToday, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One

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Homeownership and its Benefits..

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has

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Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow

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What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values? - Francis Krebs

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months.

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Is This the Year to Sell My House?

Is This the Year to Sell My House?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should

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What is Home Equity

The Importance of Home Equity in Building WealthHomeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:&ldquo

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Why Selling is better now vs Spring

Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a MoveThe housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s

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Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake - Francis Krebs

Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today,

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Why are Generations of Families Under One Roof

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This YearThis year challenged us to reprioritize everything - from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our

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Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today - Francis Krebs

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right TodayEven in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.

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Have You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?

Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the

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Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year - Francis Krebs

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many right now. This year, there’s another type of

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Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season - Francis Krebs

If you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the great selling opportunity you have

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CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ETHICAL LEADER - Francis Krebs

WHAT IS ETHICAL LEADERSHIP?An ethical leader is one that always makes the decisions they believe are right—no matter if it's unpopular or inconvenient. To make the right decision, an

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Shop for Homes in a Virtual World - Francis Krebs

In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital

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Sell During the Holiday Season

In the real estate industry, spring and summer are the traditional go-to seasons for selling a home. Schools are out, temperatures are up and new listings are abundant. So why would a homeowner

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How to Get Ready for a Open House

Contrary to popular belief, the winter season can be the perfect time to sell your house. With less competition and motivated buyers, the holidays provide a unique opportunity to position your home

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home - Francis krebs

This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to

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Impacts of Home Equity

Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $9,800 

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6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Professional This Fall

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you

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Signs of Foundation Issues

Texas has a reputation for beautiful women and, unfortunately, terrible soil. In the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, most of our homes are constructed on highly elastic clay.

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How to Sell by Francis Krebs

1. Learn your home’s market valueMost homeowners have a relatively good idea of their home’s value. They get fliers in the mail, look at nearby homes for sale online, or even go to open

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