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    Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

    By Marketing Department | January 3, 2022

    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 purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, be sure... Read More

    Everyone Wants To Know: Will Home Prices Decline in 2022?

    By Marketing Department | December 15, 2021

    If you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You might be asking yourself: if I buy a home now, will it lose value? Or will it continue to appreciate going forward? The good news is, according to the experts, home prices are... Read More

    How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

    By Marketing Department | November 30, 2021

    Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will continue rising through 2022: “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.9% in the third quarter of 2021. We forecast mortgage rates to increase slightly through the remainder of the year and reach 3.0%, rising to 3.5% for full year 2022.” If... Read More

    Sellers Have Incredible Leverage in Today’s Market

    By Marketing Department | November 3, 2021

    With mortgage rates climbing above 3% for the first time in months, serious buyers are more motivated than ever to find a home before the end of the year. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), puts it best, saying: “Housing demand remains strong as buyers likely want to secure a home before mortgage rates increase even further... Read More

    Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

    By Marketing Department | October 12, 2021

    Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom out in January of this year, the golden window of opportunity for buyers isn’t over just yet. If you’re one of the buyers who worry they’ve missed out,... Read More

    If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.

    By Marketing Department | August 26, 2021

    There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing primarily on the financial aspects of homeownership – specifically affordability. Many articles are making the claim that it’s not affordable to buy a home in today’s market, but that isn’t the case. Today’s buyers are spending approximately 20% of their income on... Read More

    The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations

    By Marketing Department | August 12, 2021

    In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – renovate before selling. Here are some... Read More

    A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

    By Marketing Department | July 28, 2021

    One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house will get more attention, and likely, more offers.... Read More

    The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

    By Marketing Department | July 9, 2021

    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 underestimated their buying potential by $150k or more” “1 in 4 underestimated the increase in value by $100k... Read More

    Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home

    By Marketing Department | June 22, 2021

    You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of your budget so you stand... Read More