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    Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

    By Michael Patterson | May 17, 2022

    If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Since mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points this year, it’s natural to think about how this will impact your homeownership plans. Today, buyers are reacting in one of two ways: they’re either making the decision to... Read More

    How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase

    By Michael Patterson | May 9, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your purchasing power. Purchasing power is the amount of home you can afford to buy that’s within your financial reach. Mortgage rates directly impact the monthly payment you’ll have on the home you purchase. So, when rates rise, so does... Read More

    Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing Homeowners

    By Michael Patterson | May 2, 2022

    Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing Homeowners If you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s important to understand why prices are rising to begin with. One major factor is supply and demand. In any industry, when there are more buyers for an item than there are of that item available,... Read More

    The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort

    By Michael Patterson | April 28, 2022

    If you’re in the market to buy a home this season, stick with it. Homebuyers face challenges in any market, and today’s is no exception. But if you persevere, your decision to purchase a home will be worth the effort in the end. In fact, a recent survey from Bankrate shows homeownership is so powerful that: “Nearly three in... Read More

    Canva for Real Estate Agents

    By Michael Patterson | April 18, 2022

    Canva is one of the staples of graphic design right now. Compared to the very famous and mostly utilized adobe photoshop Canva is really easy to use and a great time saver. If you are not familiar with Canva it is one of the best tools to utilize in creating graphics, videos, and all general... Read More

    The Average Homeowner Gained More Than $55K in Equity over the Past Year

    By Michael Patterson | March 22, 2022

    If you’re a current homeowner, you should know your net worth just got a big boost. It comes in the form of rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. Today, you’re building that equity far faster than you may expect – and this gain is great... Read More

    Are You Wondering if This Is the Year To Buy a Home?

    By Michael Patterson | March 16, 2022

    Every year, many renters ask themselves the same question: Should I continue renting, or is it time to buy a home? If you’re a renter, chances are you’ve asked yourself that question at least once, and it’s likely because you’ve faced an increase in your monthly housing costs over time. After all, according to Census data, rents have risen consistently for... Read More

    Starting A Career In Real Estate

    By Michael Patterson | March 14, 2022

    How To Get Started? Are you thinking of changing careers? Or have you recently graduated and still undecided as to what career path to choose? Maybe you just need a little extra on the side? Well whatever reason you may have of seeking a new career allow us to help you on what are the... Read More

    How Global Uncertainty Is Impacting Mortgage Rates

    By Michael Patterson | March 11, 2022

    How Global Uncertainty Is Impacting Mortgage Rates If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you’ll want to keep a pulse on what’s happening with mortgage rates. Rates have been climbing in recent months, especially since January of this year. And just a few weeks ago, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac approached 4% for the first time... Read More

    Are Home Prices Continuing To Rise?

    By Michael Patterson | March 8, 2022

    Many analysts projected home price appreciation would slow dramatically in the fall of 2021 and then continue to soften throughout 2022. So far, that hasn’t happened. The major price indices are all revealing ongoing double-digit price appreciation. Here’s a look at their reports on year-over-year price appreciation for December: Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA): 17.6% S&P Case-Shiller:... Read More