Sherrie Bellamy

Sherrie Bellamy

BR585058000 Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, GRI English
11211 N. Tatum Boulevard Ste. 120 Phoenix AZ 85028
(602) 432-8723

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Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your House

By Sherrie Bellamy - August 26, 2021
If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) reveals the number of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is higher now than it was over the past few summers (see graph below). Today, the majority of consumers, 75 percent, say it’s a goo

What Do Experts Say About Today’s Mortgage Rates?

By Sherrie Bellamy - August 24, 2021
Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers. The graph below shows mortgage rates dating back to 2016 and where today falls by comparison.     Generally speaking, when rates are low, you can afford more home for your money. That’s why experts across the industry agree – today’s low rates present buyers w

The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations

By Sherrie Bellamy - August 20, 2021
In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – renovate before selling. Here are some considerations a professio

A Look at Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for Sellers

By Sherrie Bellamy - August 17, 2021
When you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices. And as a seller, you know rising home prices are good news for your potential sale. But let’s look past the dollar signs and dive deeper into the concept. To truly understand home price appreciation, you need to know how it work

Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?

By Sherrie Bellamy - August 13, 2021
There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s important to give this trend context. Is it less expensive to buy a house today than it was in 2005? What about 1995? What happens if we go all the way back to 1985? Or even 1975? Obviously, the price of

The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale

By Sherrie Bellamy - August 10, 2021
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. What you may not realize is that decision impacts people’s lives far beyond your own. Home purchases and sales are significant drivers of economic activity. They have a major impact on your community and the entire U.S. economy via the multip

Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You

By Sherrie Bellamy - August 06, 2021
  Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence about whether to list your house now or later, the question you should really ask is: will this price appreciation last? Here’s what three leading industry experts have to say about what lies ahead

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

By Sherrie Bellamy - August 03, 2021
One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house will get more attention, and likely, more offers. But as life begins to return to normal, you may be wonder

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change Too?

By Sherrie Bellamy - July 30, 2021
Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs. Working from Home Isn’t a Passing Fad Before the pandemic, only 21% of individuals worked from home. However, if you&

3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now!

By Sherrie Bellamy - July 27, 2021
If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) just released its Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate report. Here are three hot topics from the list and how they impact today’s housing market. Technology Acceleration and Innovation The past year usher

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