Kandy Magnotti's Blog Posts

Prepare your house now if you plan to sell it this spring.

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring ListingIf you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market

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The Significance of Pre-Approval Heightens This Year

Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This YearOn the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed around. Let’s break down what it

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Embracing Homeownership Continues to Define the Essence of the American Dream

Homeownership Is Still at the Heart of the American DreamBuying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains at the heart of the American Dream. Unlike renting, owning a home means more than just

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Key Factors to Explore If Your Home Didn't Find Its Perfect Match on the Market

Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t SellIf your listing has expired and your house didn’t sell, it's completely normal to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment.,

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Mastering the 3 Keys to Homeownership Success in 2024!

3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with

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Why Selling Your House Now is a Brilliant Move!

Why Now Is Still a Great Time To Sell Your HouseIf you were worried buyer demand disappeared when mortgage rates went up, the data shows there are plenty of interested buyers 

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Transform Your House into the Perfect Home: Your Personal Masterpiece in the Making!

The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After BuyingThere’s no denying mortgage rates and home prices are higher now than they were last year and that’s

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Analysts anticipate a growth in home prices within the upcoming five years

Analysts anticipate a growth in home prices within the upcoming five years.Even with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot

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How Homeowners Experience Gratitude for Their Residences

Why Homeowners Feel Thankful for Their HomesSome HighlightsHere are three reasons why homeowners feel thankful for their homes. First, it’s a safe place that can give you a greater

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Grateful Homeowners Cherishing Ownership

Why Homeowners Are Thankful They OwnCountless people have set out on the exciting journey of homeownership. Ask around and you’ll find the vast majority are thankful they took the leap

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Could Your Home Be the Ultimate Holiday Season Wishlist Item for Potential Buyers?

Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season?This time every year, homeowners who are planning to move have a decision to make: sell now or wait until after the

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2024 Housing Market Outlook

2024 Housing Market OutlookSome HighlightsThinking of buying or selling a house and wondering what the new year holds for the housing market? Experts forecast home 

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The Most Up-to-Date Housing Market Projections for 2024

The Latest 2024 Housing Market ForecastThe new year is right around the corner, and you might be wondering if 2024 will be the right time to buy or sell a home. If you want to make

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Transformative Moments Shaping the Housing Market

Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing MarketLife is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new addition, retiring and starting a new adventure, or

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Considering Buying a House With Your 401(k)?

Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?Are you dreaming of buying your own home and wondering about how you’ll save for a down payment? You're not alone. Some

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Exploring the Advantages of Investing in a Multi-Generational Home

The Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational HomeSome HighlightsIf you’re ready to buy a home but are having a hard time affording it on your own, or, if you have aging

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Unlocking the Benefits of Accessory Dwelling Units: A Comprehensive Guide

What Are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Can They Benefit You?Maybe you’re in the market for a home and are having a hard time finding the right one that fits your

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Empower Your Future with Homeownership

Invest in Yourself by Owning a HomeAre you wondering if it makes sense to buy a home right now? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two

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How the Ever-Rising Tide of Home Prices Continues Its Ascent

Why Home Prices Keep Going UpIf you've ever dreamed of buying your own place, or selling your current house to upgrade, you're no stranger to the rollercoaster of emotions changing home prices

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Is the Era of Elevated Mortgage Rates Upon Us?

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press. If you’ve been following the,

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Strategies for Increasing Your Net Worth

Growing Your Net Worth with HomeownershipTake a moment to imagine where you want to be in a few years. You might be thinking about your job, money, wanting more stability, or goals you want to reach

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Concerned About Climate Risks as a Homebuyer?

Are You a Homebuyer Worried About Climate Risks?The increasing effects of natural disasters are leading to new obstacles in residential real estate. As a recent article from CoreLogic 

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Exploring the Advantages of Becoming a First-time Homeowner

Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First HomeAre you considering buying your first home? If so, it can be helpful to know what led other people to make that decision. According to a 

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Exploring the enduring advantages of owning a home

Unpacking the Long-Term Benefits of HomeownershipIf you’re thinking about buying a home soon, higher mortgage rates, rising home prices, and ongoing affordability concerns may make

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How Your Home Didn't Find Its Match on the Market

Why Your House Didn’t SellIf your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, you’re likely feeling a little frustrated. Not to mention, you're also probably wondering what

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Commencing with Pre-Approval

Beginning with Pre-ApprovalIf you’re looking to buy a home this fall, there are a few things you need to know. Affordability is tight with today’s mortgage rates and rising;

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Is the Housing Market Seeing an Increase in Available Homes?

Are More Homes Coming onto the Market?An important factor shaping today’s market is the number of homes for sale. And, if you’re considering whether or not to list your house,

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What Factors Contribute to the Limited Housing Inventory?

One question that’s top of mind if you’re thinking about making a move today is: Why is it so hard to find a house to buy? And while it may be tempting to wait it out

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Forecasting Home Price Trends for the Next 5 Years According to Experts

If you're planning to buy a home, one thing to consider is what experts project home prices will do in the future and how that might affect your investment. While you may have seen

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Considering Retirement? Leverage Your Home Equity for a Smooth Transition

Reaching retirement is a significant milestone in life, bringing with it a lot of change and new opportunities. As the door to this exciting chapter opens, one thing you may be considering is 

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2023 Home Price Projections Updated

Some HighlightsLast year, some housing experts projected a decline in home prices by the end of 2023. But that didn’t happen – inventory was just too 

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Evolution of Mortgage Rates: A Historical Overview and Future Outlook

If you’re hoping to buy a home this year, you’re probably paying close attention to mortgage rates. Since mortgage rates impact what you can afford when you take out a

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Why Sellers Continue to Dominate the Market Today

Even though activity in the housing market has slowed from the frenzy that was the ‘unicorn’ years, it’s still a seller’s market because the supply of homes 

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This is how Inflation Impacts the Real Estate Market

Have you ever wondered how inflation impacts the housing market? Believe it or not, they’re connected. Whenever there are changes to one, both are affected. Here’s a high

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Buyer traffic continues to surpass the usual levels.

Are you putting off selling your house because you’re worried no one’s buying because of where mortgage rates are? If so, know this: the latest data shows plenty of buyers are

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The Next Generation Is Making Moves in the Housing Market

Generation Z (Gen Z) is eager to put down their own roots and achieve financial independence. As a result, they’re turning to homeownership. According to the latest Home Buyers and

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More jobs and better pay result in more demand from buyers.

There’s been talk about a recession for quite a while now. But the economy has been remarkably resilient. Why? One reason is employment and wages have stayed strong. Let’s look at the

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Why a Real Expert is Necessary in the Current Housing Market

The housing market continues to shift and change, and in a fast-moving landscape like we’re in right now, it’s more important than ever to have a trusted real estate agent on your

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Why Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Aren't Coming Back, and Why You Shouldn't Be Alarmed

If you remember the housing crash back in 2008, you may recall just how popular adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were back then. And after years of being virtually nonexistent, more people are once

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People Are Demanding More Affordable Homes, and Builders Are Responding

In today’s housing market, there are two main affordability challenges impacting buyers: mortgage rates that are higher than they’ve been the past couple of ,

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Wondering Where Are People Moving Today and Why? Check this out.

Plenty of people are still moving these days. And if you’re thinking of making a move yourself, you may be considering the inventory and affordability challenges in the;

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GREAT NEWS! Home Prices Are Back on the RISE!

Some HighlightsLooking at monthly home price data from six expert sources shows the worst home price declines are behind us, and they’re rising again nationally

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Wondering How The Housing Market Will Look Like For The Rest Of The Year?

Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2023 Some HighlightsWant to know what experts say will happen in the rest of 2023? Home prices are already appreciating again in many

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Importance of Accurate House Pricing in Today's Real Estate Market

Pricing Your House Right Still Matters TodayWhile this isn’t the frenzied market we saw during the ‘unicorn’ years, homes that are priced right are still selling quickly and

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Did you know? That Home Buyers Remain Much More Active Than Before?

Homebuyers Are Still More Active Than UsualEven though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy that was so characteristic of the last couple of years, it doesn’t mean today

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Resurgence in Home Prices: An Upward Trend

Home Prices Are ReboundingIf you’re following the news today, you may feel a bit unsure about what’s happening with home prices and fear whether or not the worst is yet to.

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Unlocking the Secrets: Decoding Today's Mortgage Rates!

Explaining Today’s Mortgage RatesIf you’re following mortgage rates because you know they impact your borrowing costs, you may be wondering what the future holds for them.

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Low housing inventory presents a favorable environment for sellers.

Low Housing Inventory Is a Sweet Spot for SellersSome HighlightsToday’s housing inventory is still well below more normal years.This low inventory is why homes that are priced

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Wondering Where You'll Go If You Sell Your Home?

Where Will You Go If You Sell? Newly Built Homes Might Be the Answer.Do you want to sell your house, but hesitate because you’re worried you won’t be able to find your next

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Wondering Why You're Having a Hard Time Selling Your Home?

Reasons Your Home May Not Be SellingWhen it comes to selling your house, you want three things: to sell it for the most money you can, to do it in a certain amount of time, and to do all of that

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Today's Real Estate Market: A Seller's Sweet Spot

Today’s Housing Inventory Is a Sweet Spot for SellersOne of the biggest challenges in the housing market right now is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want

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The Future of Real Estate: How Technology is Changing the Game

Technology has been disrupting and transforming industries across the board, and real estate is no exception. From virtual reality tours to online property listings, technology has revolutionized

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Realtors say home staging can create faster sales with bigger returns!

When it comes to selling a residential property at a faster pace and a bigger payoff, real estate professionals recommend a professional home staging rather than an empty space.According to a new

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Will Florida Home Prices Fall?

Both the national housing market and the Florida housing market have been nothing but crazy over the past two years. Housing prices have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and

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How Long Will Home Prices Remain Declining in Florida?

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2023 Housing Market report

What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing MarketIf you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing&

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Thank You for All of Your Support« What Makes a House a Home?Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers »The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are

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Housing Market Forecast 2023

Some HighlightsFrom home sales to prices, the 2023 housing market will be defined by mortgage rates. And where rates go depends on what happens with inflation.If you’re thinking of

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Homeowners are still seeing gains in their equity

If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a big boost over the past few years thanks to rapidly rising home prices. Here’s how it happened and what it means for you, even as the market

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Is Buying a Historic Home a Good Investment for You?

Consider these factors before making history your home. Some home buyers want new, modern and move-in ready. Others prefer older homes, with character and charm they can’t find in new

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50 Real Estate Terms Every Buyer Should Understand

Whether you're ready to buy your first home or just need an acronym refresher, keep this glossary handy. You don’t need a real estate license to find your dream home, but it does help to

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Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Sell My House?

Homes do not sell themselves. It takes planning, effort and a lot of energy! Here are 7 Reasons Why You Need A Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home, in order to turn your property into a showplace.

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Why Do Buyers Have an Advantage in a Market Downturn?

Were you shopping for a new home when the coronavirus crisis started? Have you put your homebuying dreams on hold out of fear the financial market will take an even bigger turn for the

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Are you preparing to sell your home? Use an Agent for Expert Advice

In a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be renovated before they sell their house. That’s where a trusted

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6 Home-Selling Hopes and Dreams That Could Be False

Home sellers are in a great mood these days. And who can blame them? In this seller’s market where homes go fast and for top dollar, many sellers are excited to cash in and make a killing.

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The Home-Buying Process

When you head out to buy a home, there are a number of key milestones you’ll encounter along the way.The process includes everything from building your team and understanding your

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What is the Sustainability of Housing Values?

As the housing market cools in response to the dramatic rise in mortgage rates, home price appreciation is cooling as well. And if you’re following along with headlines in the

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Three Questions You Might Have About Selling Your Home Today

Some Highlights If you’re planning to sell your house this year, you likely have questions about what the shift in the housing market means for your home sale.You might be

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The Advantages of Owning More Than One House!

Many things have changed over the past couple of years, and real estate is no exception. One impact is an increased desire to own more than one home. As trends such as remote working and flexi

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What Are Analysts Saying About the Housing Market's Decline?

The housing market is rapidly changing from the peak frenzy it saw over the past two years. That means you probably have questions about what your best move is if you’re thinking of

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Why Should You Consider Condominiums in Your Initial Search?

The historically low inventory over the past few years led to challenges for many buyers trying to find a home that met their needs and their budget. If you’re in the same boat, you should

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Today's Homeowners' True Strength

The real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and the difference is being felt. The

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Considering Condos as Part of Your Home Search in Florida?

The historically low inventory over the past few years led to challenges for many buyers trying to find a home that met their needs and their budget. If you’re in the same boat, you should

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Do I Really Need a FL Suncoast Real Estate Agent To Get My Home Sold?

Homes do not sell themselves. It takes planning, effort and a lot of energy! Here are 7 Reasons Why You Need A Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home, in order to turn your property into

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