Gabe Waldrep's Blog Posts

If Not Now, When?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Top 7 Reasons to Own A Home. According to Wikipedia 67% of adults in the United States own their own home and if you're not one of them, here are

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5 Ways to Meet the New Neighbors!

5 Ways to Meet the New NeighborsYou finally found your perfect home, had your offer accepted, and made the move. You’ve unpacked, stored away the empty boxes for safekeeping and started to

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the SpringSpring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to

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Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this TimeLast week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey

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If you have any thoughts of selling this year, it's better sooner than later.

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to SellHeading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year

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Buyer demand didn't slow down like usual during the winter months.

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” 

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Interest Rates at a New 12 Month Low!

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for.

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What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent 

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3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing CrashWith home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember

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We are turning to a normal housing market, but we still need more inventory available.

Why A Normal Market is Just What We NeedThe housing market has been hot for a while now. Homes have been flying off the shelves as fast as they have been listed. Buyers have been competing in

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2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND for Sellers

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND SellersMany homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their

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54% of First Time Homebuyers are Married Couples...

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the WayAccording to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married

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Beat the Competition and List Your Home For Sale Now!

Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off 

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties!

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties!Highlights:Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages.There’s more room to entertain a large

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Have you talked to a professional about your home's value lately?

Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their

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Just another reason why there is no better time to buy than now.

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family WealthRecently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in

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Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No!

Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No!Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their

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December Real Estate Market Update: Bedford- Great start to 2019 here in Bedford, Texas!

December Real Estate Market Update: Bedford- Great start to 2019 here in Bedford, Texas!By Gabe WaldrepHome sales and values in Bedford continue to be on an uptick. The median home value is up to

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Thinking that the dream of owning a home has changed? Recent polls show otherwise.

The Importance of Homeownership to the American DreamFor centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from

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What is more important to you? Charm and character or new and energy-efficient?

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing

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Debating whether you should buy this year versus next year? Check out this breakdown.

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest

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Whether you are buying your first home or looking to trade up, all signs point to now as the best time to buy.

Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic NormsA loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now.

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Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale.

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Considering selling your home? Beat out the spring frenzy!

The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than

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Undecided if now is the right time to buy? Read this to see the interest rate projections for this year.

Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned

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Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?Here are two keys to

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