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The Housing Market Has Reached a Turning Point

There’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers faced during the pandemic were the limited number of homes for sale and the intensity ...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO BUDGET FOR WHEN BUYING A HOME

When 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 know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. We can help you understand your fi...

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5 TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR BEST OFFER ON A HOME

As 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 an offer on a home, remember these five easy tips to help you rise above the competition. 1. Kn...

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SELLERS ARE STILL FIRMLY IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and competitive mortgage rates are motivating homeowners to m...

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UNDERSTANDING THE RISE IN MORTGAGE RATES

Every Thursday, Freddie Mac releases the results of their Primary Mortgage Market Survey which reveals the most recent movement in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate. Last week, the rate was announced as 3.01%. It was the first time in three mo...

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SURPRISING SHIFT IN HOME BUYERS’ PREFERENCE

In April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift Towards New Construction, which reported: “60% of people who were looking to buy a home in 2020 said they'd prefer new constr...

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TODAY’S CURRENT LOW RATES

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher tha...

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APPRAISAL GAPS IN TODAY’S MARKET

In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Rea...

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YOUR HOMEBUYING BUDGET AND MORTGAGE RATES

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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