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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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How an Energy Efficient Home Can Be a Bright Idea

How an Energy Efficient Home Can Be a Bright Idea Some HighlightsWith inflation driving up the cost of everyday items, seeking out an energy-efficient home can be a great way to decrease

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What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing MarketAs the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling

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What You Need To Know if You’re Thinking About Building a Home

What You Need To Know if You’re Thinking About Building a HomeIf you’re ready to move up, you may be trying to decide whether you want to buy a home that's already on the market or

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The Many Benefits of Homeownership

The Many Benefits of HomeownershipThe past two years have taught us the true value of homeownership, especially the stability and the feeling of accomplishment it can provide. But homeownership

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The Average Homeowner Gained More Than $55K in Equity over the Past Year

The Average Homeowner Gained More Than $55K in Equity over the Past YearIf you’re a current homeowner, you should know your net worth just got a big boost. It comes in the form of rising home

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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Sellers

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking about selling your house this spring, here are some things you’ll want to tackle before you

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Did Your Dream Home Just Come on the Market?

Did Your Dream Home Just Come on the Market?For the first time in a long time, the number of newly listed homes is beginning to rise. In their latest monthly release, realtor.com 

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Are You Wondering if This Is the Year To Buy a Home?

Are You Wondering if This Is the Year To Buy a Home?Every year, many renters ask themselves the same question: Should I continue renting, or is it time to buy a home? If you;

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Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by Closing Costs

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by Closing CostsAs a homebuyer, it’s important to plan and budget for the expenses you’ll encounter when you purchase a home. While most people

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This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden Opportunity

This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden OpportunityIf you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. After all, you’ll want to balance getting the most

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Key Terms for Homebuyers

Key Terms for Homebuyers Some HighlightsKnowing key housing terms and how they relate to today’s market is important. For example, when mortgage rates and home

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How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New Normal

How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New NormalIf you’re thinking of buying a home today, you already know that the number of homes available for sale is low. But

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Key Factors That Impact Affordability Today

Key Factors That Impact Affordability TodayYou can’t read an article about residential real estate without the author mentioning the affordability challenges that today’s buyers face.

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How Global Uncertainty Is Impacting Mortgage Rates

How Global Uncertainty Is Impacting Mortgage RatesIf you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you’ll want to keep a pulse on what’s happening with

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Why It’s Critical To Price Your House Right

Why It’s Critical To Price Your House RightWhen you make a move, you want to sell your house for the highest price possible. That might be why many homeowners are eager to list in

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Supply and Demand in Today’s Market

Supply and Demand in Today’s MarketSome HighlightsToday’s housing market is the direct result of low supply and high buyer demand. Here’s what that means

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Are Home Prices Continuing To Rise?

Are Home Prices Continuing To Rise?Many analysts projected home price appreciation would slow dramatically in the fall of 2021 and then continue to soften throughout 2022. So far, that hasn

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Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help You Achieve Homeownership

Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help You Achieve HomeownershipFor many homebuyers, the thought of saving for a down payment can feel daunting, especially in today’s market. That’s

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An Expert Advisor Will Give You the Best Advice in Today’s Market

An Expert Advisor Will Give You the Best Advice in Today’s MarketHaving an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home is important in a normal market ;&

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Millennials: Do You Need a Home with More Space?

Millennials: Do You Need a Home with More Space?If you’re a millennial, homebuying might be top of mind for you. Your generation is the largest group of homebuyers in the market today and has

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The Difference Between Renting and Owning

The Difference Between Renting and OwningSome HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether to rent or buy, consider the many financial benefits that come with owning a home.As a renter,

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The #1 Reason To Sell Your House Today

The #1 Reason To Sell Your House TodayAlmost every industry is currently struggling with supply chain disruptions. This also applies to the current U.S. housing market, where buyer demand far

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How Supply and Demand Can Impact Your Buying and Selling Goals

How Supply and Demand Can Impact Your Buying and Selling GoalsIn today’s housing market, there are far more buyers looking for homes than sellers listing their houses. Based on the

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The Perks of Owning More Than One Home

The Perks of Owning More Than One HomeMany 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. According

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Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row

Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a RowIn an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. And it’s not the first time it&rsquo

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What’s Driving Today’s High Buyer Demand?

What’s Driving Today’s High Buyer Demand? Some HighlightsThere’s an influx of buyers looking for homes today, and that means your house is in high demand. Here are a few

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4 Simple Graphs Showing Why This Is Not a Housing Bubble

4 Simple Graphs Showing Why This Is Not a Housing BubbleA recent survey revealed that many consumers believe there’s a housing bubble beginning to form. That feeling is,

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Become a Cash Homebuyer with Buyer Accepted!

Become a Cash Homebuyer with Buyer Accepted!Home inventory is at an all-time low, it's a seller's market, and cash buyers have the advantage, but you can still compete and win. Watch to find out how

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More People Are Planning To Buy a Home Soon

More People Are Planning To Buy a Home SoonWhile some homeowners may be tempted to hold off until spring to list their houses, you should know – homebuyers aren’t waiting. Demand is

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What Every Seller Needs To Know About Renovating This Year

What Every Seller Needs To Know About Renovating This YearIf you’re planning to sell this year, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your house ready to

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Are You Ready To Fall in Love with Homeownership?

Are You Ready To Fall in Love with Homeownership?Financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, but it’s also important to understand that the nonfinancial and personal

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How To Win as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market

How To Win as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsEven in today’s sellers’ market, there are still ways for buyers to win big.Build a team of trusted

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Want Top Dollar for Your House? Now’s the Time To List It.

Want Top Dollar for Your House? Now’s the Time To List It.When you’re selling any item, you usually want to sell it for the greatest profit possible. That happens when there’s a

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The Path To Homeownership Can Be Steeper for Some Americans

The Path To Homeownership Can Be Steeper for Some AmericansAs we celebrate Black History Month, we honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. A significant part of this

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Don’t Let Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Dreams

Don’t Let Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership DreamsIf you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering how your student loan debt could impact those plans. Do you have to wait

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Consumers Agree: It’s a Good Time To Sell

Consumers Agree: It’s a Good Time To SellIn today’s sellers’ market, many homeowners are weighing their options and trying to decide if they should sell their house. If you&rsquo

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How Remote Work Impacts Your Home Search

How Remote Work Impacts Your Home SearchSome HighlightsIf your workplace is delaying its return to office plans or is allowing permanent work from home options, that may open up new

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Millions of Americans Have Discovered the Benefits of Multigenerational Households

Millions of Americans Have Discovered the Benefits of Multigenerational HouseholdsIf your needs are changing, you may be thinking about sharing a home with additional loved ones, such as,

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The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading

The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are HeadingMortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its

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Why a Move Could Bring You More Happiness This Year

Why a Move Could Bring You More Happiness This YearOver the past two years, we’ve lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. Because of the health crisis, many of us

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Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the CountryIf you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices 

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Why Your Home Inspection Matters

Why Your Home Inspection Matters [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home and wondering if your inspection is necessary? While some buyers may decide to waive their inspection,

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Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for SellersIf you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When

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Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?

Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from

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The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here

The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is HereMany members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it

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Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what

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Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Some HighlightsAccording to a Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for eight years in a row.Real

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Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we

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With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To ActLast week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. That’s the;

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Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your MoveAs you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You

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Achieving the Dream of Homeownership

Achieving the Dream of HomeownershipHomeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and it’s one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. But owning a home is

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When Is the Right Time To Sell

When Is the Right Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re trying to decide when to list your house, the time is now. There are plenty of buyers eagerly waiting for

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What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?

What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in

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Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Market

Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s MarketIf your goal is to purchase a home this year, you might be looking for any advantage you can get in today’s sellers’ market. While

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Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You from Buying a Home in 2022

Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You from Buying a Home in 2022If you’re following along with the news today, you’re probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices, rising

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Real Estate Professionals Are Experts at Keeping You Safe When You Sell

Real Estate Professionals Are Experts at Keeping You Safe When You SellIf you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. For nearly

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How To Hit Your Homebuying Goals This Year

How To Hit Your Homebuying Goals This YearSome HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home, you may want to put these items on your to-do list to ensure you hit your goals.It’s

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There Won’t Be a Wave of Foreclosures in the Housing Market

There Won’t Be a Wave of Foreclosures in the Housing MarketWhen mortgage forbearance plans were first announced and the pandemic surged through the country in early 2020, many homeowners were

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Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small FortuneMany homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about

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Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022

Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another

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How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?

How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much

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Here’s to a Wonderful 2022!

Here’s to a Wonderful!

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Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is EssentialSelling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you

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Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing MarketAs we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices

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5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a HomeAs a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you’re ready to make

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Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a MortgageOnce you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. It’s exciting

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VIDEO: Your House Could Be the Gift That Keeps Giving This Holiday Season

Many buyers are searching for a home right now, but there aren't enough for sale. Let's connect to start the process of selling your home this.

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When a House Becomes a Home

When a House Becomes a HomeIt’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly

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The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a HomeIf you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the purchase price, or

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The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past YearWhen you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non

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Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter

Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This WinterTo succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search.

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2022 Housing Market Forecast

2022 Housing Market ForecastSome HighlightsWhat does the coming year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts project for 2022.Mortgage rates are projected to rise and

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Homebuyers Are Going on a Shopping Spree This Winter

Homebuyers Are Going on a Shopping Spree This WinterBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are over, which means some shoppers have wrapped up their holiday buying. But there’s still a group of buyers

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What Everyone Wants To Know: Will Home Prices Decline in 2022?

What Everyone Wants To Know: Will Home Prices Decline in 2022?If you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You

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Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers

Advice for First-Generation HomebuyersThe sense of pride you’ll feel when you purchase a home can’t be overstated. For first-generation homebuyers, that feeling of accomplishment is even

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If You Think the Housing Market Will Slow This Winter, Think Again.

If You Think the Housing Market Will Slow This Winter, Think Again.From the opportunity to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates to changing homeowner needs, Americans

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A Happy Tail: Pets and the Homebuying Process

A Happy Tail: Pets and the Homebuying Process Some HighlightsIt’s no secret that we love our furry friends - about 70% of U.S. households have pets. What may come as a surprise

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Two Reasons Why Waiting To Buy a Home Will Cost You

Two Reasons Why Waiting To Buy a Home Will Cost YouIf you’re a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, or a renter with a strong desire to become a,

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Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option.

Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option.There’s no question that the financial benefits of selling a house are outstanding today. Now is truly a great

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Why It Just Became Much Easier To Buy a Home

Why It Just Became Much Easier To Buy a HomeSince the pandemic began, Americans have reevaluated the meaning of the word home. That’s led some renters to realize the many benefits of

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Win When You Sell (And When You Move)

Win When You Sell (And When You Move)If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time than this winter. Selling this season means you can take

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VIDEO: 4 Reasons To Sell Your House This Holiday Season

4 Reasons To Sell Your House This Holiday SeasonThere are clear benefits to selling your house sooner than later. Let's connect to talk about ways to sell your house this holiday season. Contact us

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A Checklist for Selling Your House This Winter

A Checklist for Selling Your House This Winter Some HighlightsIf you’re planning to sell your house this winter, you’ll want it to look its best inside and out.Take the

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Tips for Single Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality

Tips for Single Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a RealityIf you’re living on your own and looking to buy a home, know that you can make your dream a reality with thoughtful

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How To Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market

How To Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s MarketThe game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the homebuying process. Chess requires you to

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Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year

Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This YearThere’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude,

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Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your House

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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The Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Professional

Reasons To Hire a Real Estate ProfessionalSome HighlightsWhether you’re buying or selling, there are many perks that come from working with a real estate advisor.Real estate

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How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage RatesLast week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read: The Truth Many Headlines Overlook

Don’t Believe Everything You Read: The Truth Many Headlines OverlookThere are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is

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4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity

4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their EquityYour equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past.

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Your Journey to Homeownership

Your Journey to Homeownership Some HighlightsWhen it comes to buying a home, there are a number of key milestones along the way.The process includes everything from building your team and

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Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before.

Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before.Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November,

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Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a HomeThe past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent

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Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season

Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This SeasonAre you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure you’ll have the time to do so as the

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4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

4 Things Every Renter Needs To ConsiderAs a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current

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