Yvette Belisle

Yvette Belisle

Associate Broker 17864 English
2213 E Tudor Road, Area 51 Anchorage AK 99507
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Waiting For Mortgage Rates To Go Lower? That’s Unlikely, Says Freddie Mac

By Yvette Belisle - September 23, 2020
Mortgage rates have continued to drop in recent months, hitting new all-time lows seemingly every week. And while the average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is currently (for the week ending September 3, 2020) under 3 percent, the consistent downward trend could have buyers holding out, waiting for rates to drop even lower. But according to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are unli

Rural Real Estate Prices Are On The Rise

By Yvette Belisle - September 07, 2020
Urban areas have long been the hottest real estate markets in the country. But the pandemic and stay-at-home orders left many people longing for more space, both indoors and out—and now that restrictions are being lifted, many of them are leaving the cities and heading to rural destinations to find the space they’re looking for. And as interest in properties in rural areas is incre

Must-Know Lessons For Buying a Home Right Now

By Yvette Belisle - September 04, 2020
House hunting is always a process—but in the midst of COVID-19, there are even more things to know and learn about successfully finding and buying a home. But what, exactly, are those things? What do you need to know to find and buy a home right now? A recent article from realtor.com outlined key lessons home buyers should know if they’re shopping during COVID, including

Video Touring a Potential Home? Here Are The Kitchen Questions You’ll Want To Ask

By Yvette Belisle - August 31, 2020
While COVID-related restrictions have loosened in many areas, many buyers are still wary about going to tour homes in person—and video tours are still hugely popular. Perhaps it’ll even be a permanent addition to how some people look at homes even once the pandemic is entirely under control. Video tours can give you just as much detail and information about a property checking as s

August Home Buyer Activity Making Up For Lost Spring Market

By Yvette Belisle - August 26, 2020
In normal years, Spring is the hottest homebuying season of the year. But we don’t have to tell you that 2020 isn’t a normal year—and as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns, it looks like peak homebuying season is going to hit a little late this year. According to recent data from realtor.com, pace of sales, demand, and prices in August have all surpassed data from this

Nearly Half Of Offers In The United States Are Being Made Sight Unseen

By Yvette Belisle - August 14, 2020
When COVID-19 first hit, much of the country was under stay-at-home orders, which made it impossible for buyers to get out and see potential homes in person. And while stay-at-home orders have been lifted in most places, many buyers are still wary about hitting open houses or touring homes in person. But, as it turns out, that’s not stopping them from actually buying homes. Th

10 First-Time Home Buyer Blunders To Avoid

By Yvette Belisle - August 07, 2020
Homeownership is one of the central tenets of contemporary life. Most of us dream of a familiar, comfortable place to call our own, and buying a home is a rite of passage into adulthood, and into our own piece of the American Dream. But until and unless you’ve been through the process at least once, there are plenty of mistakes many people make on their journey to property ownership. If

Top Reasons People Are Moving Right Now

By Yvette Belisle - August 03, 2020
The months of quarantine and shutdowns across the US gave people plenty of time to think about what they’re looking for in their next home—and now that restrictions have been lifted in many parts of the country, a large percentage of those people are reentering the market, looking for homes, and getting ready to move. But what, exactly, are the motivations behind those moves? A&nb

61 Percent of Americans Say Now Is a Good Time To Purchase a Home

By Yvette Belisle - July 24, 2020
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many buyers put their home search on hold, thinking that the uncertainty made it an inopportune time to buy. But as the country moves forward with reopening, that sentiment is changing—and the majority of Americans are finding that now is a great time to buy a home. According to the June Home Purchase Sentiment Index from Fannie Mae, 61 perce

Mortgage Applications Up 33 Percent Year-Over-Year

By Yvette Belisle - July 24, 2020
Many would-be buyers put their home search on hold when COVID hit in March. But it looks like many of those buyers are resuming their home search—and they have the mortgage applications to prove it. According to a recent article from CNBC, which outlined data from the Mortgage Banker Association Index, mortgage applications for July are an impressive 33 percent higher than this same
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