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Why You Should Not Sell Your House on Your Own

Are you thinking about selling your house as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)? If so, know there's a whole lot more time and expertise needed in that process than you might think. While the idea of doing

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What are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions?

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

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Home Prices Starting to Rise Again

The Worst Home Price Declines Are Behind UsSome HighlightsWhile home prices vary by local area, they’ve already hit their low point nationally, and now they’re starting to rise again

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Still Concerned About a Recession?

A Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing CrisisEverywhere you look, people are talking about a potential recession. And if you’re planning to buy or sell a house, this may leave you wondering

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Buy instead of renting!

Why Buying a Home Makes More Sense Than Renting TodayWondering if you should continue renting or if you should buy a home this year? If so, consider this. Rental affordability is still a challenge

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Affordable Houses

Ways To Overcome Affordability Challenges in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith so few homes on the market right now, widening the scope of your search to include nearby

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What are the Experts saying about the Spring Market?

The housing market’s been going through a lot of change lately, and there’s been uncertainty surrounding what will happen this spring. You may be wondering if more homes will go on the

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What can You expect from the Spring Market?

What Are the Experts Saying?The housing market’s been going through a lot of change lately, and there’s been uncertainty surrounding what will happen this spring. You may be wondering if

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Are you still in Love with your house?

Owning a home means having a place that’s solely your own and provides the space, features, and location you and your loved ones need. But what happens when your needs change? If this hits

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When do You need the Pre-Approval Letter?

If you’re buying a home this spring, today’s housing market can feel like a challenge. With so few homes on the market right now, plus higher mortgage rates, it’s essential to have

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What's the difference Between a Home Inspection and an Apprisal?

If you’re planning to buy a home, an inspection is an important step in the process. It assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. It’s also a different step

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Number of Homes are up!

Number of Homes for Sale Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic YearsThe biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale

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What should Youd Do With your House? Rent Or Sell It?

Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling;

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How Much Money Do You Need For Your Downpayment?

You May Not Need as Much as You Think for Your Down Payment [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsMany people believe you need to put down 20% of the purchase price when you buy a home. But recent

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Why should you work with me?

Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best AdviceBecause buying or selling a home is such a big decision in our lives, the need for clear, trustworthy

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Mortgage rates are rising

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the FenceIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that

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Things to Budget for as a Homebuyer

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a HomeWhen 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

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Finding the right house in this Seller's market

Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer TodaySince the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which

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What's in store for 2022?

Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing MarketAs we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices

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Get it right the first time

Tips to Help You Be a Better (More Successful) First-Time Buyer in This MarketIf you’ve never purchased a home before, it can be hard to know what the process will be like. But chances are,

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Still renting?

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past YearRents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a rate

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Not unaffordable

Important Distinction: Homes Are Less Affordable, Not UnaffordableIt’s impossible to research the subject of buying a home without coming across a headline declaring that the fall in home

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Go ahead and build

Looking To Move? It Could Be Time To Build Your Dream Home.While today’s supply of homes for sale is still low, the number of newly built homes is increasing. If you’re

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Arm yourself with knowledge

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and InspectionsBuyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s

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Wanting to buy, but scared of the market?

Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer ConcernsLast week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents

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54% of offers are over the asking price

Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the

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Don't wait...

Don’t Wait To Sell Your HouseWe’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing

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