Denise LeClercq's Blog Posts

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate by Denise LeClercq

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting

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10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move by Denise LeClercq

The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before

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7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them) by Denise LeClercq

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to

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Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022 by Denise LeClercq

The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19%

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5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market by Denise LeClercq

Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many

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Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale by Denise LeClercq

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your

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Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types by Denise LeClercq

The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if

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8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022 by Denise LeClercq

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often

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A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022 by Denise LeClercq

Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021

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20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List by Denise LeClercq

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded-last minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly

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NEW BUILD or EXISTING HOME: Which One Is Right For You? by Denise LeClercq

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year.

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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies by Denise LeClercq, eXp Realty, LLC

According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time by Denise LeClercq

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market by Denise LeClercq

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market  If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market,

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Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth? by Denise LeClercq

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing.

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