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

June 1, 2022

In today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options that led to the housing crash 15 years ago. Let’s ease those concerns. Several times a year, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) releases an index titled the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). According to their…

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

May 31, 2022

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, you’re at an exciting decision point. And anytime you make a big decision like that, one thing you should always consider is timing. So, what does the rest of the year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts have to say. The Number of Homes…

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Bright Days Are Ahead When You Move Up This Summer

May 27, 2022

  Some Highlights Warmer weather and longer days mean summer is almost here. Celebrate by upgrading to the home of your dreams so you can enjoy all the season has to offer. When you list your house, you can capitalize on today’s sellers’ market to fuel your upgrade. Then, you can move to a home…

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Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation Home

May 26, 2022

You 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 loved ones. Now that summer is just around the corner, it’s worthwhile to start thinking about your plans and where you want to spend your vacations this year.…

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How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your Community

May 25, 2022

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. But do you know it has a large impact on your community too? To measure that impact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a report each year to highlight just how much…

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Sellers Have an Opportunity with Today’s Home Prices

May 24, 2022

As mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s the good news. Historically, when mortgage rates rise by a percentage point or more, home values continue to appreciate. The latest data on home prices seems to confirm that trend. According to data…

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Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best Advice

May 23, 2022

Because buying or selling a home is such a big decision in our lives, the need for clear, trustworthy information and guidance is crucial. And while no one can give you perfect advice, when you align yourself with an expert, you’ll get the best advice for your situation. An Expert Will Give You the Best…

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The Weird Reason You Confide More in a Real Estate Agent Than Your Therapist—or Even Your Best Friend

May 22, 2022

Let’s be clear: A real estate deal is a business transaction. Period. Yet as a real estate agent myself, I can verify that my relationships with clients can get rather intimate. Even intense. It makes sense when you think about it: Given the gravity of such an expensive, life-altering purchase as a house, the situation…

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The Cost of Buying a Home Is Up 50% From a Year Ago—but Here’s Where You Could Get a Break

May 21, 2022

A year ago, the great majority of American homebuyers despaired over the state of the housing market. Prices had hit record highs. There were so few homes for sale that lines for open houses stretched for blocks and move-in ready places in desirable areas were receiving dozens of offers—and prompting soul-crushing bidding wars. It couldn’t…

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Don’t Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans

May 20, 2022

  Some Highlights If recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy, here’s what experts have to say. Housing is an asset that typically grows in value. Plus, your mortgage helps stabilize your monthly housing costs, and buying protects you from rising rents. Experts say owning…

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