Showing posts from September, 2018

7 Homeownership Myths that Might be Holding You Back

In an ever-changing economy that constantly tries to tell you all the reasons why you're not ready to buy that dream home, Team Andy Gibson is here to tell you that your goal for homeownership is far closer to becoming a reality than you might think. The problem isn't that you CAN'T, it's more likely that you're afraid of rejection and allowing those fears to hold you back. So this week, we're dragging out some of those deep seeded fears that we hear all too often, and shining some light on the truths that hopefully will put your fears to rest! Are any of these fears holding you back in your home search? Here's the facts about these homeownership myths and how we can help you make your dream of homeownership a reality: 1. "I can't afford to buy a home now." FACT: If you're paying rent, you can buy. According to the National Association of Realtors, first-timers bought houses valued at $182,500 and made 5 percent down payments. Giv

What's Today's Market Like?

Every month, we take a look back at how the market is affected by several different factors that take place daily throughout the world, not just within the real estate industry. For Team Andy Gibson , it's essential for us to stay up to date on the current market fluctuations so that we can help our clients make the best decisions for their real estate needs. So, this month, we're taking a look back on the past month to give you an insider's perspective on how the market is holding up today. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing-home sales subsided for the fourth straight month in July to their slowest pace in over two years. In many areas, potential buyers may be priced out or finding a limited amount of available homes for sale in their desired neighborhood. Interest Rates According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are better now than they have been since mid-April. 30-year fixed rates decreased from 4.52 percent to 4.51 percent. This rate rem

Serving Our Community Through Rotary!

Team Andy Gibson's mission of serving our community with character, integrity, and honesty is just part of the bigger picture when it comes to providing you excellent service through our growing team. Our agents are all big believers in community involvement and helping out wherever we can. In fact, we find it to be such an important part of our lives that we're all involved in some community organization or another. This week, we're shining a spotlight on one organization that two of our agents are particularly passionate about: Rotary! Proud Members of Rotary! Both Clint Ladouceur and Dustin Cox are members of the local Lake Ozark Rotary chapter. They've been active in this organization for several years and put a lot of their time into volunteering for Rotary sponsored events. Clint has been a member of Rotary for 6 years and has held the position of Chapter President in 2015. Presently, he holds the position of Assistant District Governor for the State of

Let's Find Your New Home!

When buying a new home, you want to feel confident that it has the potential to grow in value over time. The agents of Team Andy Gibson recognizes that many factors must be carefully considered when choosing a home, and we can help you sort through all of the details in order for you to feel more secure in your decision. We're Diligent in Our Research Choosing the right home and neighborhood that meet all of your needs will help you feel happier with your home for longer. This will allow for you to take advantage of any possible appreciation in your home's value. Our diligent research identifies which homes and neighborhoods meet your requirements and match your lifestyle. Let Us Help You Negotiate Pricing Purchasing your new home at a fair price could increase the chance for a higher return on your investment when you decide to sell. By identifying motivated sellers, we'll negotiate the best price possible. We can confidently do this by looking at sales trends of