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YOUR HOMEBUYING BUDGET AND MORTGAGE RATES

Published: March 30, 2021
Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. ...

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TO REMODEL OR NOT TO REMODEL BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME

Published: March 24, 2021
When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vita...

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REAL ESTATE MARKET HELPING TODAY’S ECONOMY

Published: March 17, 2021
Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and the residential housing market had the strongest January and February activity in over a decade Then came the anno...

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THIS IS NOTHING LIKE THE LAST TIME – 6 SIMPLE GRAPHS

Published: March 12, 2021
Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate had one of its best years ever. Home sales and prices were both up substa...

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IS BUYING A HOUSE TODAY A SMART MOVE?

Published: March 8, 2021
Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and on...

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF 20% DOWN PAYMENT

Published: March 1, 2021
If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to secure a mortgage. While there are plenty of lower down paymen...

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ARE YOU STILL LOOKING FOR A HOME TO PURCHASE?

Published: February 25, 2021
Are you looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one? Don't worry, you are not alone.  At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. A...

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THE LUXURY MARKET IS ATTRACTICNG BUYERS IN 2021

Published: February 22, 2021
As the opportunities to work from home keep growing, the desire to own a home with extra space for things like virtual school, and working out are on the rise. In their most recent Luxury Market Report, the Institute for Luxury Home Mar...

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ARE YOU WONDERING IF WE ARE IN A HOUSING BUBBLE?

Published: February 16, 2021
Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble like the one we experienced a little over a dec...

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OUR HOMES HAVE BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR LIVES

Published: February 8, 2021
Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They’re our workplaces, virtual schools, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection t...

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