Buyer Topics February 2024 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for February 2024. The number of active listings on the market increased from the same time last year. The average days on the market is comparable to the same time last year. Prices are comparable to a year ago, […]
Buyer Topics January 2024 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for January 2024. The number of active listings on the market increased from the same time last year. The average days on the market has increased slightly compared to the same time last year. Prices have also increased and […]
Buyer Topics It’s a Wonderful Life – The Importance of Home During the holidays many people watch the classic Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart (as George Bailey), Donna Reed (as Mary Hatch/Mary Bailey), and Lionel Barrymore (as Mr. Potter). On the one hand it is a story about how an angel (Clarence) shows George Bailey what the world would have been like […]
Buyer Topics Home Buying and Recreational Activities Okay, so you’re thinking of buying a home. You are concerned about what the home should look like and what amenities it should have. You should also think beyond the property survey boundary lines. Buying a home has many facets that are important. If you like outdoor recreation, there are many things to consider that […]
Buyer Topics First-Time Home-Buyer Programs that can help you achieve home ownership Are you looking at Rapid City homes for sale and have finally decided that it’s time to stop looking and buy? If you are looking at purchasing your first home, there are many factors that go into determining how much you can afford. The best way to find out for sure is to meet with […]
Buyer Topics Location, Location, Location When buying a home, you’ve probably heard the phrase a million times, “Location, location, location.” What does it really mean? Why is it so important? One of the most interesting things about real estate is that no two properties are exactly alike. You may be thinking that you’ve seen developments with many homes that are […]
Buyer Topics Settling Cracks: When to Worry and How to Protect your Foundation Many homes will experience settling cracks. As the home adjusts to its place in the world (and the soils beneath it adjust to the pressure), a home will settle into its location. Settling typically occurs in the first three years of a home’s existence. When a house settles, it may create some small, thin cracks […]
Buyer Topics Mortgage Interest Rates – A Historical Perspective Over the past year, interest rates have been climbing. Expectations are that interest rates will level off as the Federal Reserve has indicated that they are not pushing for higher increases. At times in 2021, interest rates were near record lows. The record low 30-year mortgage rate was 2.65% set in January 2021. The 30-year […]
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