Mary Yvette Nieves's Blog Posts

Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year

Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New YearAs the year winds down, you may have decided it's time to make a move and put your house on the market. But should you sell now or wait until January?

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A Drop in Equity Doesn’t Mean Low Equity

A Drop in Equity Doesn’t Mean Low EquityYou may see media coverage talking about a drop in homeowner equity. What’s important to understand is that equity is tied closely to home values.

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How Owning a Home Grows Your Wealth with Time

How Owning a Home Grows Your Wealth with Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership.Over time,

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This Real Estate Market Is the Strongest of Our Lifetime

This Real Estate Market Is the Strongest of Our LifetimeWhen you look at the numbers today, the one thing that stands out is the strength of this housing market. We can see this is one of the most

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Are Home Prices Going Up or Down? That Depends…

Are Home Prices Going Up or Down? That Depends…Media coverage about what’s happening with home prices can be confusing. A large part of that is due to the type of data being used and

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The Worst Home Price Declines Are Behind Us

The Worst Home Price Declines Are Behind UsIf you’re following the news today, you may feel a bit unsure about what’s happening with home prices and fear whether or not the worst is yet

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Why Today’s Housing Market Is Not About To Crash

Why Today’s Housing Market Is Not About To CrashThere’s been some concern lately that the housing market is headed for a crash. And given some of the affordability challenges in the

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Ways To Overcome Affordability Challenges in Today’s Housing Market

Ways To Overcome Affordability Challenges in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith so few homes on the market right now, widening the scope of your search to include nearby

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Think Twice Before Waiting for Lower Home Prices

Think Twice Before Waiting for Lower Home PricesAs the housing market continues to change, you may be wondering where it’ll go from here. One factor you’re probably thinking about is

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Want To Sell Your House This Spring? Price It Right.

Want To Sell Your House This Spring? Price It Right.Over the last year, the housing market’s gone through significant change. While it’s still a sellers’ market, homes that are

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Your Tax Refund Can Help You Achieve Your Homebuying Goals

Your Tax Refund Can Help You Achieve Your Homebuying GoalsHave you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a variety of expenses involved – from your down payment to

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The Big Advantage If You Sell This Spring

The Big Advantage If You Sell This SpringThinking about selling your house? If you’ve been waiting for the right time, it could be now while the supply of homes for sale is so low. HousingWire

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The Key Advantage of Investing in a Home

The Key Advantage of Investing in a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home is a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability.That’s why, across different income levels, the

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Trying To Buy a Home? Hang in There.

Trying To Buy a Home? Hang in There.We’re still in a sellers’ market. And if you’re looking to buy a home, that means you’re likely facing some unique challenges, like

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Why Aren’t Home Prices Crashing?

Why Aren’t Home Prices Crashing?There have been a lot of shifts in the housing market recently. Mortgage rates rose dramatically last year, impacting many people’s ability to buy a home.

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Two Reasons You Should Sell Your House

Two Reasons You Should Sell Your HouseWondering if you should sell your house this year? As you make your decision, think about what’s motivating you to consider moving. A recent survey from

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Is It Time To Sell Your Second Home?

Is It Time To Sell Your Second Home?During the pandemic, second homes became popular because of the rise in work-from-home flexibility. That’s because owning a second home, especially in the

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A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best Option

A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best OptionMany people are reaching the point in their lives when they need to decide where they want to live when they retire. If you’re a homeowner approaching

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The Role of Access in Selling Your House

The Role of Access in Selling Your HouseOnce 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

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Reasons To Consider Condos in Your Home Search

Reasons To Consider Condos in Your Home SearchAre you having trouble finding a home that fits your needs and your budget? If so, you should know there’s an option worth considering –

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Why Buying a Home Is a Sound Decision

Why Buying a Home Is a Sound DecisionIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you want to know the decision will be a good one. And for many, that means thinking about what home prices are

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

Get Ready: The Best Time To List Your House Is Almost HereIf you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast

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How Homeownership Is Life Changing for Many Women

How Homeownership Is Life Changing for Many WomenThroughout Women’s History Month, we reflect on the impact women have in our lives, and that includes impact on the housing market. In fact,

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4 Key Tips for Selling Your House This Spring

4 Key Tips for Selling Your House This SpringSpring has arrived, and that means more and more people are getting their homes ready to sell. But with recent shifts in real estate, this year’s

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

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

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Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer This Spring

Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer This SpringThough there are more homes for sale now than there were at this time last year, there’s still an undersupply with fewer houses

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Checklist for Selling Your House This Spring

Checklist for Selling Your House This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAs you get ready to sell your house, there are specific things you can add to your to-do list.These include

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What Home Buyers and Sellers Want in a Real Estate Agent

A true professional Real Estate Agent is Not someone to walk them through a house and show up on their closing date. Today’s home buyers and Sellers are looking for a lot more when choosing a

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