Katie in the News

July 8, 2022

Bankrate.com: Should I sell my house now or wait?

Deciding whether it’s the right time to sell your home can be perplexing. There are numerous important questions to sort through, both financial and personal, before putting your home on the market.
May 11, 2022

Bankrate.com: What do buyers compromise on most when buying a house?

Unless you have an unlimited budget, you’ll likely have to make a few compromises when shopping for a home.
April 11, 2022

MSN.com: What is the MLS, and how does it work?

Whether you're buying or selling a home, you're likely to hear the term MLS, which stands for Multiple Listing Service. The MLS is a platform used by real estate agents and brokers to share information about properties for sale and find available listings for prospective buyers.
April 11, 2022

MSN.com: 10 questions to ask when interviewing a Realtor

Buying or selling a home is one of the most financially significant transactions most people engage in. And taking this step amid an especially competitive real estate market, as we are experiencing now, is no small matter.
March 15, 2022

Bankrate.com: 7 top tech trends in real estate

Real estate has been experiencing a brisk few years, to say the least, with homes selling at record prices and bidding wars becoming increasingly common.
February 28, 2022

MSN.com: Competition is hot. Can you waive a home inspection without getting burned?

As homebuyers vie for a limited supply of properties, many shoppers are making a concession that would be unthinkable in a normal housing market: They're assuring sellers that they won't use a home inspector's findings to haggle for repair costs or wiggle out of a deal.
January 20, 2022

Bankrate.com: For some homebuyers, surge in mortgage rates creates new urgency

Just when it seemed the housing market might be creeping back to some semblance of normal, Americans have a new reason to buy now. Mortgage rates are rising sharply, and that trend has spurred home shoppers to try to lock in loans now.
May 20, 2019

U.S. News & World Report: How much does it cost to sell your home?

Nearly $21,000 – roughly enough to buy a 2019 Honda Civic. That is the average amount home sellers across the U.S. shell out to part with their homes, according to a recent analysis by Zillow and Thumbtack.