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The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort
The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort
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April 27, 2022

The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort

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If 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 if you persevere, your decision to purchase a home will be worth the effort in the end. In fact, a recent survey from Bankrate shows homeownership is so powerful […]

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation
How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation
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April 26, 2022

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

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If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big purchases you have planned to […]

Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?
Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?
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April 25, 2022

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

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If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. In previous years, it was common for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still get the home. The buyer and seller would […]

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop
Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop
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April 21, 2022

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

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Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream. Prior to the 1950s, less than half of the country owned their own home. However, after World War II, many returning […]

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer
How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer
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April 20, 2022

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

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In 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 the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important. Even though you may be tempted to put your plans on hold in hopes that […]

Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers
Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers
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April 19, 2022

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

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Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage Reports, explains: “The lender will check […]

Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?
Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?
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April 18, 2022

Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

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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 doing more of the things you enjoy, like traveling, visiting with loved ones, or taking on new hobbies. But what does that […]

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.
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April 14, 2022

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

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If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes. But why are conditions so good for sellers today? And what can you expect when you move? To help answer both of those questions, let’s turn […]

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?
Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?
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April 13, 2022

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

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There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American: “You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage rates, because you will always […]

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