Rock River News

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Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market

In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly. As Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 12-15-2020

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Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing

Through all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Realtor Magazine just explained:

“While winter may be typically a slow season in real estate, economists predict it... [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 12-1-2020

Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market

Homeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of forced savings that can work to your advantage as the value of your home appreciates. Across the country, home equity was increasing... [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 11-17-2020

Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record

Last week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series with a score of 83. The index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sale... [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 11-3-2020

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Tracy!

Tracy is our Assistant Controller and member of our accounting team. She crunches numbers in our office here at Rock River. She is also our resident human resources expert who welcomes new employees and answers all of our employee’s questions regarding insurance and PTO. When Tracy is not at... [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 10-22-2020

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Brooke!

Brooke is our Purchasing Coordinator and part of our production team here at Rock River. She handles purchases for all our new homes and communicates daily with all our subcontractors. It is her responsibility to match invoices and ensure your home is staying on budget. She is the woman... [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 10-22-2020

Mother trying to talk with doctor on laptop while watching two kids staying home. Homeschooling and distance learning

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home.

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By emilymorrissette-chime-me 10-20-2020

Happy 8th Rock River Anniversary, Jerry!

Jerry is one of our project managers and one of the first employees ever hired by Rock River Homes. He travels to job sites and manages the building our client’s beautiful homes each & every day.

On the weekends you will catch Jerry on the third base,... [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 10-12-2020

Happy 12th Rock River Anniversary, Angie!

Angie is one of the first members of our Rock River Team and is the sister of our President, Corey. She leads our Pre-Production Design Team and is the one behind the scenes working on our floor plans & design aesthetic. Angie is responsible for translating our... [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 10-8-2020

It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts the purchase. It’s not just the price of the house that matters, but the overall cost in the long run. Today,... [read more]

By emilymorrissette-chime-me 10-6-2020