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Monthly Archives: September 2023

    The Return of Normal Seasonality for Home Price Appreciation

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 27, 2023

    In the housing market, there are predictable ebbs and flows that happen each year. It’s called seasonality. Spring is the peak homebuying season when the market is most active. That activity is typically still strong in the summer but begins to wane as the cooler months approach. Home prices follow along with seasonality because prices appreciate most when something is in high demand. Read More

    Remote Work Is Changing How Some Buyers Search for Their Dream Homes

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 27, 2023

    The way Americans work has changed in recent years, and remote work is at the forefront of this shift. Experts say it’ll continue to be popular for years to come and project that 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely by 2025. To give you some perspective, that’s a 417% increase compared to the pre-pandemic years when there were just 7 million remote workers. If you’re in the market to buy a home and you work remotely either full or part-time, this trend is a game-changer. It can help you overcome some of today’s affordability and housing inventory challenges. Read More

    Beginning with Pre-Approval

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 27, 2023

    To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to know what pre-approval is. As part of the homebuying process, a lender looks at your finances to determine what they’d be willing to loan you. From there, your lender will give you a pre-approval letter to help you know how much money you can borrow. Read More

    The Many Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 27, 2023

    Buying and owning your own home can have a big impact on your life. While there are financial reasons to become a homeowner, it’s essential to think about the non-financial benefits that make a home more than just a place to live. Read More

    Exciting Fall Events Coming Soon To The Peoria Area

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 11, 2023

    As the autumn season approaches, Peoria and its neighboring areas buzz with a variety of exciting events for both locals and visitors to enjoy! From charming festivals to family-friendly activities, this blog post highlights some of the upcoming fall events in Peoria, Illinois, and its surrounding areas. Read More

    How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 11, 2023

    Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you need to do differently as a result. The answer is simple. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately and create a solid plan can help bring in the greatest return on your investment. Here are a few simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house this fall. Read More

    Planning to Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Make a Move

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 11, 2023

    Reaching retirement is a significant milestone in life, bringing with it a lot of change and new opportunities. As the door to this exciting chapter opens, one thing you may be considering is selling your house and finding a home better suited for your evolving needs. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few reasons why. Read More

    Taste of Peoria Heights 2023

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 7, 2023

    On Thursday, the 3rd Annual Taste of Peoria Heights is kicking off and will shut down Prospect, as restaurants prepare to show off their gourmet food. This is also a part of the village’s 125th birthday and celebration. Come celebrate 125 years of community with food, rides, and live music! Read More