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Buyers What Matters Most in Searching for a Home When searching for your dream home, it’s easy to get caught up in details that don’t really matter. What does matter? Location: The location of a property can significantly impact various aspects of your life, such as commute times, access to amenities, safety, and school districts. Evaluate the neighborhood’s atmosphere, amenities, and community vibe. Consider […]
Buyers What Is A Fixture In Real Estate, And How Is It Determined? If you’re moving into or out of a house, you might be wondering what items in the house stay and which ones go when ownership of the property changes hands. Should that fridge stay in the kitchen or get loaded onto the moving truck? In order to understand what items move with the seller and […]
Buyers 2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates 2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they hit record lows, rose dramatically, and are now dropping back down a bit. Ever wonder why? The answer is complicated because there’s a lot that can […]
Buyers Unlocking the Secrets of your Dream Home Before you say ‘Home Sweet Home,’ it is a great idea to make sure it’s ‘Home Safe Home’ with a thorough home inspection. Getting a home inspection is key to your peace of mind, negotiation power, and the confidence to turn a dream home into reality. That’s right, the unicorn years are over and we […]
Buyers The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here’s a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and confidence you need to make your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), which compares net worth for homeowners and renters. […]
Buyers Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably paying closer attention than normal to the housing market. And you’re getting your information from a variety of channels: the news, social media, your real estate agent, conversations with friends and loved ones, the list goes on and […]
Buyers 3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024 3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024   If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. Over the last year, the economy had a big impact on the […]
Buyers What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024 What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024 If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be. One way to ease those concerns is to make sure you understand some of the costs you may […]
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Buyers Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your home buying plans? Here’s what you need to know. The Federal Funds Rate Hikes Have Stalled One […]
Buyers The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market If you’re thinking about moving, it’s important to know what’s happening in the housing market. Here’s an update on the supply of homes currently for sale. Whether you’re buying or selling, the number of homes in your area is something you should pay attention to. In the housing […]
Buyers Instead of Buying the Perfect House, What About Making the One You Buy Perfect? There are 2️⃣ common hurdles many buyers are experiencing today, higher interest rates and home prices. At the same time, there are still fewer homes available for sale to meet buyer demand. There are, however, ways to overcome these things, and still make homeownership a reality in 2024. It starts out with being strategic and […]
Buyers When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go? If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard the supply of homes for sale is still low, and that means your house should stand out to buyers who are craving more options. But you may also be wondering, once you sell, how does the current supply impact your own move? And, will you be able […]
Buyers The Benefits of Buying New Construction The benefits of buying new construction ⬇️ New-construction homes come with many advantages that aren’t found in older houses. Here’s a few things of importance to note when making your decision to purchase new vs. resale.  1️⃣ New homes rarely need repairs/renovations. Oftentimes when purchasing a pre-owned home, the buyer will need to set aside funds to […]
Buyers Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years Even with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who worry there will be another price crash in the immediate future. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae shows that 23% of consumers think prices will fall over the next 12 months. That’s nearly one in four […]
Buyers Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind? When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something totally different on the news, and read something on social media that contradicts both of those thoughts. And, if you’re thinking about making a move, that […]
Buyers What not to do before buying a house: 6 Mistakes to avoid Set yourself up for home buying success In today’s competitive housing market, buyers need to be strategic to get the home they want. Luckily, there are some simple best practices you can follow when house hunting and applying for a mortgage that will put you on the road to success. If you know what to […]