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Have You Considered Purchasing a Condo?

Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home SearchThe historically low inventory over the past few years led to challenges for many buyers trying to find a home that met their needs and

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Learn About Inflation and Mortgage Rates From an Expert

How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage RatesIf you’re following today’s housing market, you know two of the top issues consumers face are inflation and mortgage

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Today's Homeowners Have Strength

The True Strength of Homeowners TodayThe 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

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HOME PRICES and What's Happening With Them Next Year

What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next YearExperts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace.

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So Many Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Right Now

Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right NowSome people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to

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Are You Watching The Stock Market? Good News on Home Value

Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.While watching the stock market recently may have started to feel pretty challenging, checking the value of your home should

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Will My House Sell in Today's Market?

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here

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Things Are Looking Up for Buyers

Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing MarketIf you're thinking about buying a home today, there's welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers

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September Mortgage Rate Forecast

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage RatesIf you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. It’s true they

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Do YOU Need Help Getting Your House Ready To Sell?

Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert AdviceIn a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be

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3 Buyer Tips in Today's Market

Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing MarketIt’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more

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What's YOUR Net Worth? Homeownership may help

How Owning a Home Builds Your Net WorthOwning a home is a major financial milestone and an achievement to take pride in. One major reason: the equity you build as a homeowner gives

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New Construction Home Have New Incentives

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for TodayAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this

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Is The Housing Market Heading For A Crash? Nope

Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a CrashWhether or not you owned a home in 2008, you likely remember the housing crash that took place back then. And news

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Are YOU Ready to Start Your Looking For A Home Today?

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search TodayIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher

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Ready to Sell? Here's what you NEED to know

What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing MarketIf you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it

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Ready to Buy? Here are 3 Tips

3 Tips for Buying a Home TodayIf you put off your home search at any point over the past two years, you may want to consider picking it back up based on today’s housing market conditions.

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How Can Your Equity Help You When You Retire?

Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal.Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a

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Experts Increase Home Price Projections in 2022

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price ProjectionsIf you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential,

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How Fast is the Homeownership Rate Growing in the US?

The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is GrowingThe desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the

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Is There a Recession Coming...Yes or No?

What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in

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Is There a Recession Coming...Yes or No?

What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in

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Where Are 2022's Home Prices Going?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let

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Shifting Market: A Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers...That is the Question

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable

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Why Asking Price Matters

Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than EverThere’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But

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Did the Forbearance Program Help or Hurt the Housing Market?

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing MarketWhen the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to

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Is it Really STILL a Sellers' Market?

Why It’s Still a Sellers’ MarketAs there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be

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Buying a Home Vs. Renting One

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting OneIf rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider

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This ISN"T a Housing Bubble

3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing BubbleWith all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you

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Are YOU wanting to Move?

Why Are People Moving Today?Buying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you&rsquo

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Now is the Time to Buy!

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.There are more homes for sale today than at any time last year. So, if you tried to buy a home last year and were outbid or out priced,

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Fact or Fiction? We Can Help!

A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from FictionIf you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t

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Enjoy This Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Window of Opportunity for HomebuyersMortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result,

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What is the Cause of This Home Price Appreciation?

What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest

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Are Prices Falling? Contact Us to Talk about What is Happening in Our Area

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Inflation is High...Should I Still Buy??

Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up. You

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Are YOU Pre-Approved for a Home?

Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for HomebuyersIf you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on

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Your House is Sold...Where to Now?

Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a 

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Are We in a Housing Bubble? Here is What the Experts Say

Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a BubbleWith so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008. To

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Is it the Right Time to Buy a Home?

Should I Buy a Home Right Now?If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I wait? While

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Market Forecasts for 2nd half of 2022

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the YearThe housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you

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Good News for Homebuyers!

The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for HomebuyersOver the past few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac fell by half a percent. The drop happened over

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Are We in an Economic Slowdown?

What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the

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Do You Know How to Grow Your Equity Over Time?

How Your Equity Can Grow over TimeIt’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As

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What does the the American Dream Mean to YOU? Homeownership?

Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?Defining the American dream is personal, and no one individual will have the same definition as another. But the feelings it brings about – success,

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Are You Selling Your Home This Summer?

If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is CriticalIt can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your

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Do YOU need Down Payment Assistance?

Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance ProgramsA recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying

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Check out the Opportunities for Homebuyers

A Key Opportunity for HomebuyersThere’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers

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Why are we NOT in a Bubble? Here are 2 Reasons

Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a BubbleYou may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand

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Buying a Home is Helpful Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising InflationIf you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at&

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Do YOU Know What to Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan?

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home LoanOnce you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking

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How much Equity Did YOUR House Gain Over the Past Year?

The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past YearIf you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your

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Does Home Price Deceleration Mean Home Price Depreciation? Nope!

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price DepreciationExperts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what's happening with home prices. And some of those

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Do YOU Think it's a Good Time to Sell Your Home?

A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your HouseIf you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move.

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Is Real Estate the BEST Investment? We Think So!

More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever BeforeAmericans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. That’s according to an annual 

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Do you Think the Housing Market is Correcting?

Is the Housing Market Correcting?If you're following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is

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Are YOU looking for a Luxury Home?

Luxury Homes Are in High DemandAs people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into

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Are YOU a First-Time Homebuyer?

What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates 

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Are YOU Ready to Move Up? Now May be the Time!

Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move UpAre you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I?

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How do you determine the RIGHT PRICE for your Home?

Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your HouseIf your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’

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Do You Know How Homeownership Can Impact YOU?

How Homeownership Impacts YouJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes

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How Have Loans Changed??

Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the PastIn today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options

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Are You Ready To Buy A Vacation Home This Summer?

Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation HomeYou may be someone who looks forward to summer each year because it gives you an opportunity to rest, unwind, and enjoy more quality time with your

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How Does Buying or Selling a Home Benefit the Economy and Your Community?

How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your CommunityIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, chances are you’re focusing on the many

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Are YOU a Seller? Let's Talk about Opportunities for YOU!

Sellers Have an Opportunity with Today’s Home PricesAs mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s

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Do you want the BEST Advice?

Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best AdviceBecause buying or selling a home is such a big decision in our lives, the need for clear, trustworthy

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Are YOU a Homeowner Who is Worried About a Recession?

The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a RecessionA recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know. Everywhere you look,

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Can Owning a Home Actually Bring You Joy??

How Homeownership Can Bring You JoyIf you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you're probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might

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Are YOU on the Fence with BUYING a HOME?

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the FenceIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that

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Homeowners Have Incredible Leverage Today

If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell TodayIn today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms

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Curious About Foreclosures in This Market?

What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing MarketWhile you may have seen recent stories about the volume of foreclosures today, context is important.

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Are There More Homes on the Way?

Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s;

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Where are all the HOMES?

Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s;

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1, 2, 3, Tips for 1st-Time Homebuyers

Three Tips for First-Time HomebuyersBuying your first home is a major decision and an exciting milestone. Even though it can feel daunting at times, it has the power to change your life for the

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Curious About Today's Mortgage Rates?

How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home PurchaseIf you’re planning to buy a home, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your

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Here's Some Great News for Homeowners!

Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing HomeownersIf you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s

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Curious about what to OFFER?

Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to

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Are YOU ready to Sell? Let us help you get the Most in this Sellers' Market!

What You Need To Know About Selling in a Sellers’ MarketEven if you haven’t been following real estate news, you’ve likely heard about the current sellers’ market. That

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Is This Housing Market a Bubble Ready to Pop?

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To PopHomeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors )

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Are YOU a Buyer Concerned How to Approach Rising Mortgage Rates?

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a BuyerIn the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning

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Are YOU Pre-Approved for a Home Loan?

Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s HomebuyersBeing intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important

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Are You Ready to Downsize Your Home?

Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean

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Do You Know Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First

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Why Hiring a Real Estate Professional Is Key When Selling Your House

Why a Real Estate Professional Is Key When Selling Your HouseWith today’s real estate market moving as fast as it is, working with a real estate professional is more essential than

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Working Remotely Can Mean Flexibility for First-Time Homebuyers

Remote Work Trends Mean Flexibility for First-Time HomebuyersToday's low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if

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What Does the Future of Home Price Appreciation Mean for You

The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for YouMany consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up

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Where are Mortgage Rates going??

What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here?Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has

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Is It a Good Time to Sell Your Home?

Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your HouseAs we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price

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VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Homeownership Dreams

VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership DreamsThe purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving

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There is hope!

Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing ShortageThe major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy.

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Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs:)

Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing CostsWhen buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment

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Renovate or Not Before Listing?

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You SellWhen thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However,

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Sell Your House This Spring

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This SpringWhen selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting

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Turn to an Expert for he Best Advice

Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect AdviceAs we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to

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How Record Low Housing Inventory Affects You

What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for YouThe real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by 

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Sell Now??

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your HouseThe housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest&

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