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Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home Search

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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How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage Rates

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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The True Strength of Homeowners Today

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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Fall Home Selling Checklist

Fall Home Selling Checklist Some HighlightsWhen it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out so it catches the attention of buyers. A real estate

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What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices 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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Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses 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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Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.

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 Still 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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A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval

A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-ApprovalSome HighlightsMortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit

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Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

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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Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow

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Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing 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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Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

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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Why It’s So Important To Hire a Pro

Why It’s So Important To Hire a ProSome HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, you’ll want a trusted real estate professional on

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Should I Sell My House This Year?

Should I Sell My House This Year?There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season as buyer demand slows and the number of homes for sale grows. But that

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Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

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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How Owning a Home Builds Your Net Worth

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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Today We Honoring the American Workforce.

Honoring the American WorkforceWishing you a happy and safe Labor.

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Here’s Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

Here’s Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhile buyer demand has moderated and housing supply has grown in recent months, it’s still a;

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New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for Today

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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Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars EaseOne of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to

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What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?

What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? There are headlines about ongoing

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A Trusted Real Estate Advisor Provides Expert Advice

A Trusted Real Estate Advisor Provides Expert AdviceIf you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one soon, you’re probably looking for clear information about today

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What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market??

What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market? Some HighlightsIf you’re wondering what a potential recession could mean for the housing market, here’s what 

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Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search 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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Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash

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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What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market

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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3 Tips for Buying a Home Today

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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Why a Home Inspection Is Important

Why a Home Inspection Is Important Some HighlightsIf you’re buying a home, here’s what you should know about your home inspection and why it’s so important.A 

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Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal.

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 2022 Home Price Projections

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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What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?

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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The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing

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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Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash

Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash Some HighlightsMany people remember the housing crash in 2008, but experts say today’s market is fundamentally different in

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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices

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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Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

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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Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever

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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Why the Forbearance Program Changed 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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Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022

Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 Some HighlightsThe housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts project 

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Why It’s 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 May Make More Financial Sense Than 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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3 Graphs To Show 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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Why Are People Moving Today?

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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Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market

Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market Some HighlightsThe housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you&rsquo

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A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction

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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Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.

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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A 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’s Causing Ongoing 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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Great News About Housing Inventory

Great News About Housing InventorySome HighlightsExperts say the number of homes for sale is growing this year, and that can have a big impact on your move.If you’re planning to buy,

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Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again

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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Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?

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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Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

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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Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?

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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Should I Rent or Should I Buy?

Should I Rent or Should I Buy?Some HighlightsIt’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home.When you buy, you can stabilize

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Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a Bubble

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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Should I Buy a Home Right Now?

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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Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

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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The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings 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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Why Growing Home Equity Is Great News if You Plan To Move

Why Growing Home Equity Is Great News if You Plan To Move Some HighlightsAccording to the latest data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $64,000 in home equity;

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What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?

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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Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?

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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How Your Equity Can Grow 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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Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment

Real Estate Consistently Voted Best InvestmentSome HighlightsBased on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years in a row

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If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical

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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Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs

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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A Key Opportunity 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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Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble

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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Why an Agent Is Essential When Pricing Your House

Why an Agent Is Essential When Pricing Your House Some HighlightsWhen it comes to pricing your house, there’s a lot to consider. The only way to ensure you price it right is by

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Homeownership Is a Great Hedge 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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Things 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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The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity 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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Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some Americans

Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some AmericansToday we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. When it comes to real

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More Listings Are Coming onto the Market

More Listings Are Coming onto the MarketSome HighlightsWorried you won’t be able to find your next home after you sell? You should know data from realtor.com shows

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Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

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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A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House

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 the Housing Market 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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More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before

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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The Top Reasons To Own Your Home

The Top Reasons To Own Your HomeSome HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re

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Luxury Homes Are in High Demand

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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What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?

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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Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up

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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Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your House

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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History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis

History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis Some HighlightsIt’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis.In

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How Homeownership Impacts 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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Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the Past

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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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, you’re at an exciting decision point. And anytime you make

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Remember and Honor Those Who Gave All

Remember and Honor Those Who Gave AllWe remember and honor those who gave.

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Bright Days Are Ahead When You Move Up This Summer

Bright Days Are Ahead When You Move Up This Summer Some HighlightsWarmer weather and longer days mean summer is almost here. Celebrate by upgrading to the home of your dreams so you can enjoy all

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Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation Home

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 Buying or Selling a Home Benefits 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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Sellers Have an Opportunity with Today’s Home Prices

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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Work With a Real Estate Professional if 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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Don’t Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans

Don’t Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership PlansSome HighlightsIf recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy, here’s

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The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know 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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How Homeownership Can 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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Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

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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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell 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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Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional.

Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional.Some HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your

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What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing 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 Coming to the Market?

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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Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.

Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, 

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How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase

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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2022 Housing Market Forecast May 6, 2022

2022 Housing Market Forecast Some HighlightsWhat does the rest of the year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts have to say about what lies ahead.Home prices

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Three Tips for First-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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Your House Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You Think

Your House Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You ThinkOne of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the time they’ll have to put in before listing their house. If that&rsquo

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Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a Home

Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a HomeWith a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers looking to make a purchase before mortgage rates rise

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Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing 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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Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You Sell

Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You SellSome HighlightsIf you’re thinking about selling your house this season, focusing on a few quick and easy updates outside can help your

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What You Need To Know About Selling in a 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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The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort

The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the EffortIf you’re in the market to buy a home this season, stick with it. Homebuyers face challenges in any market, and today’s is no exception. But

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How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from InflationIf you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact

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Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

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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Myths About Today’s Housing Market

Myths About Today’s Housing Market Some HighlightsIf you’re planning to buy or sell a home today, it’s important to be aware of common misconceptions.Whether it

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Why This Housing Market Is Not 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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How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

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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Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers

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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Is It Time To Buy a Smaller 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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What Is Multigenerational Housing?

What Is Multigenerational Housing?Some HighlightsIf you have additional loved ones coming to live with you but don’t have enough space, it may be time to consider a larger, 

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On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.

On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are

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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 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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Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This Year

Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This YearIf you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that

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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? Some HighlightsIf you’re a homeowner, your net worth has gotten a big boost. That’s because recent home price

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The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means 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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Remote Work Trends 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 You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a HomeWhen it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should

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Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer Today

Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer TodaySince the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which

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It’s Still a Sellers’ Market April 2022

It’s Still a Sellers’ Market Some HighlightsDue to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen.Sellers can

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There Are Several Great Reasons To Consider Buying a Condo Today

There Are Several Great Reasons To Consider Buying a Condo TodayIf you’re a first-time buyer looking to break into the housing market but struggling to find a home to buy, condominiums (or

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What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here?

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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The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the Corner

The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the CornerAre you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to 

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A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

A Key To Building Wealth Is HomeownershipThe link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just

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