Buyer's Real Estate Blog

Why a Vacation Home Is the Ultimate Summer Upgrade

Why a Vacation Home Is the Ultimate Summer Upgrade

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 06/21/24

Summer's is a great time to buy your slice of paradise!

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What To Expect if You Buy or Sell a Home This June

What To Expect if You Buy or Sell a Home This June

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 06/7/24

Here’s a snapshot of what you need to know to make sure you’re ready.

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More Than a House: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership

More Than a House: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 06/3/24

Don’t lose sight of why homeownership was so important.

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The Perks of Buying Over Renting

The Perks of Buying Over Renting

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 05/6/24

If you’re ready and able, it could be a smart move to get your own place.

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What You Really Need To Know About Home Prices

What You Really Need To Know About Home Prices

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 04/23/24

Here’s a look at the data to set the record straight.

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Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home?

Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 04/19/24

There are signs affordability is starting to get a bit better and here's why.

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Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 04/15/24

If you've already started to save, your refund can help in more ways than one.

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Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 04/8/24

Over the past few years there has been a lack of homes available for sale.

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Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership

Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 03/29/24

Buying a home isn't just about having a place to live—it's also a smart way to invest for the future.

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Your Home is a Powerful Investment

Your Home is a Powerful Investment

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 03/15/24

Home prices almost always go up.

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The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 03/11/24

One long-standing, popular way of saving money when you retire is to downsize to a smaller home.

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Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your Move

Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your Move

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 03/4/24

You need insights from the pros to help you feel confident in your decision.

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Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 02/27/24

Are you trying to decide if you want to keep on renting or if you’re ready to buy a home this year?

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Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year

Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 02/16/24

Pre-approved is going to be a key piece of the puzzle of buying a home in 2024.

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What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 02/12/24

Are you feeling a bit unsure about what's really happening with mortgage rates?

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3 Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability

3 Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/29/24

Recently, there's been a little bit of relief on the housing affordability front.

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Experts Project Home Prices Will Increase in 2024

Experts Project Home Prices Will Increase in 2024

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/26/24

Check out the latest home price forecasts from eight different sources.

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Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/16/24

Things to remember when you apply for your home loan.

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The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth

The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/12/24

Reports indicate the average homeowner’s net worth is almost 40X greater than a renter’s.

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What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Your Purchasing Power

What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Your Purchasing Power

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/8/24

It's important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford.

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Exciting News! I've Been Selected by America's Top 100 Real Estate Agents®

Exciting News! I've Been Selected by America's Top 100 Real Estate Agents®

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/5/24

Less than 1% of active Real Estate Professionals in the U.S. will receive this honor!

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3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/2/24

Let's bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus.

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Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step

Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/29/23

Is your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life?

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Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/26/23

t's never too early to start laying the groundwork.

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Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/22/23

Not raising the Federal Funds Rate is likely to help mortgage rates go down.

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Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/20/23

What's on the horizon for the new year?

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Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent When You Buy a Home

Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent When You Buy a Home

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/11/23

Agents Are the #1 Most Useful Source in the Buying Process

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Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?

Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/8/23

Owning a home still claims the #1 spot for many Americans today.

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Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?

Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/4/23

There’s a lot of confusion going around right now...

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For Wine Enthusiasts: The Best Wineries (and More) to Visit in Paso Robles Right Now

For Wine Enthusiasts: The Best Wineries (and More) to Visit in Paso Robles Right Now

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/1/23

Read this great review by Matt Kettmann for Wine Enthusiast.

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People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability Challenges

People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability Challenges

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 11/21/23

Let's talk about your next move!

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Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 11/13/23

Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns...

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How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come True

How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come True

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 11/10/23

Important things to know about VA loans before you buy a home.

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Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market

Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 11/3/23

You might be seeing articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies...

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A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 10/30/23

Lean on me to help separate fact from fiction and get the answers you need.

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What Are the Real Reasons You Want To Move Right Now?

What Are the Real Reasons You Want To Move Right Now?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 10/27/23

Your lifestyle and your changing needs matter.

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How Buying a Multi-Generational Home Helps with Affordability Today

How Buying a Multi-Generational Home Helps with Affordability Today

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 10/24/23

Opting for multi-generational homes today have to do with affordability.

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Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 10/21/23

Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently...

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Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First Home

Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First Home

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 10/5/23

Basically, renting doesn’t allow you to build equity.

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Unpacking the Long-Term Benefits of Homeownership

Unpacking the Long-Term Benefits of Homeownership

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 10/2/23

It still makes sense to buy a home today.

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Homes & Land of Central California Coast Online Magazine

Homes & Land of Central California Coast Online Magazine

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 09/29/23

Check out Brittany Hensley's latest cover ad in Homes & Land of Central California Coast Online Magazine, featuring 116 Hilltop...

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The Many Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership

The Many Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 09/25/23

No matter which of life’s milestones you’re in, stability and predictability are important.

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Gen Z: The Next Generation Is Making Moves in the Housing Market

Gen Z: The Next Generation Is Making Moves in the Housing Market

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 08/28/23

Gen Z is eager to put down their own roots and achieve financial independence.

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Where Are People Moving Today and Why?

Where Are People Moving Today and Why?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 08/14/23

Plenty of people are still moving these days.

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Owning Your Home Helps You Build Wealth

Owning Your Home Helps You Build Wealth

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 07/25/23

Owning a home is typically viewed as a good long-term investment.

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Why Homeownership Wins in the Long Run

Why Homeownership Wins in the Long Run

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 06/28/23

It’s important to think about the long-term benefits of homeownership

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Your Needs Matter More Than Today’s Mortgage Rates

Your Needs Matter More Than Today’s Mortgage Rates

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 06/26/23

It’s important to not lose sight of the reason you want to make a change in the first place

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Why Buyers Need an Expert Agent by Their Side

Why Buyers Need an Expert Agent by Their Side

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 05/23/23

Having a skilled expert to guide you through the homebuying process is essential, especially today.

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Powerful Job Market Fuels Homebuyer Demand

Powerful Job Market Fuels Homebuyer Demand

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 05/18/23

Buyer demand is strong, and getting stronger.

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Why Today's Foreclosure Numbers Are Nothing Like 2008

Why Today's Foreclosure Numbers Are Nothing Like 2008

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 05/2/23

The data shows a foreclosure crisis is not where the market is headed. 

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What Are the Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

What Are the Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 04/27/23

The housing market’s been going through a lot of change lately, and there’s been uncertainty surrounding what will happen this ...

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Long-Term Benefits Outweigh Short-Term Challenges

Long-Term Benefits Outweigh Short-Term Challenges

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 04/7/23

If you’re looking to buy a home, that means you’re likely facing some unique challenges.

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An Expert Gives You Clarity in Today’s Housing Market

An Expert Gives You Clarity in Today’s Housing Market

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 03/22/23

Lean on me to help you separate fact from fiction and get the answers you need.

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Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer This Spring

Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer This Spring

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 03/20/23

The current housing shortage has an impact on how you search for a home this spring.

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Everything You Need to Know about Living in Cayucos, CA

Everything You Need to Know about Living in Cayucos, CA

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 03/14/23

A charming beach town filled with whimsy and wonder.

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Is It Really Better To Rent Than To Own a Home Right Now?

Is It Really Better To Rent Than To Own a Home Right Now?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 03/6/23

A Homeowner's Net Worth is More Than 40x Greater Than a Renter's

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One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home

One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 02/27/23

Purchasing a home can help build wealth and gain financial stability.

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How to Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

How to Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 02/23/23

If You Want to Purchase a Home This Year, Let's Talk!

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Why It's Easy to Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why It's Easy to Fall in Love with Homeownership

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 02/15/23

We've fully embraced the meaning of owning a home.

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What You Should Know About Closing Costs

What You Should Know About Closing Costs

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 02/13/23

It's Important to Plan for the Fees and Payments You'll Be Responsible for at Closing.

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Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need to Know

Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need to Know

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/23/23

A very important first step in the home-buying process.

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Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 01/19/23

It's important to have a realistic vision of what to expect this year.

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Applying For a Mortgage?

Applying For a Mortgage?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 12/30/22

Here's What You Should Avoid Once You Do.

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How to Make Homeownership a Reality

How to Make Homeownership a Reality

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 07/18/22

The process of buying a home is not one to enter lightly.

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Ready to Make an Offer? Four Tips for Success

Ready to Make an Offer? Four Tips for Success

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 07/18/22

You’ve found the perfect home and you’re ready to buy. Now what?

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Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 07/15/22

Understanding your budget will help you know if your dream home is within your reach.

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How Much To Put Aside For Closing Costs?

How Much To Put Aside For Closing Costs?

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 07/15/22

Work with your lender and real estate agent to see if there are ways to decrease or defer your closing costs.

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