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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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KEY THINGS TO AVOID AFTER APPLYING FOR A MORTGAGE

Once you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. It’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating your new place, but before you make any large pur...

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WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH HOME PRICES?

Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these q...

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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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THE THRUTHS YOUNG HOMEBUYERS NEED TO HEAR

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what they can afford. It found: “1 in 4 underestima...

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NEW-HOME CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING TO RAMP UP

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The challenge is inventory. Like you, many buyers want to ca...

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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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THERE IS HOPE FOR TODAY’S HOUSING SHORTAGE

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A normal market has a 6-month supply of homes for sale. A...

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