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Is It Better To Rent Than Buy a Home Right Now?

Apr 17, 2024

You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s more affordable to rent right now than it is to buy a home. And while that may be true in some markets if you just look at typical monthly payments, there’s one thing that the numbers aren’t factoring in: and that’s home equity. Here’s […]

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Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?

Apr 16, 2024

If you’ve got a move on your mind, you may be wondering whether you should wait to sell until mortgage rates come down before you spring into action. Here’s some information that could help answer that question for you. In the housing market, there’s a longstanding relationship between mortgage rates and buyer demand. Typically, the […]

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Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

Apr 15, 2024

Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of these expenses? As Credit Karma explains: “If one of your […]

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The Perks of Downsizing When You Retire

Apr 12, 2024

Some Highlights If you’re about to retire, or just did, downsizing can be a good way to try to cut down on some of your expenses. Smaller homes typically have lower energy and maintenance costs. Plus, you may have enough equity built up to fuel your move. If you’re thinking about moving to a smaller […]

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Builders Are Building Smaller Homes

Apr 11, 2024

There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes right now and they’re offering incentives. And […]

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Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates?

Apr 10, 2024

  When mortgage rates spiked up over the last few years, some homeowners put their plans to move on pause. Maybe you did too because you didn’t want to sell and take on a higher mortgage rate for your next home. But is that still the right strategy for you? In today’s market, data shows […]

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The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home

Apr 9, 2024

You may have heard headlines in the news lately about agents in the real estate industry and discussions about their commissions. And if you’re following along, it can be pretty confusing. But here’s the thing you really need to know – expert advice from a trusted real estate agent is priceless, now more than ever. […]

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Avoid These 6 Home-Selling Mistakes for a Smooth Sale

Apr 9, 2024

Selling your home can be an exciting but challenging process, even in today’s fast-paced market. To ensure a successful sale, it’s crucial to avoid common pitfalls that can sabotage your efforts. Here are six mistakes to steer clear of and the strategies to overcome them: 1. **Rushing the Process**: Jumping into a deal without thorough […]

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Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Plans

Apr 8, 2024

If you have student loans and want to buy a home, you might have questions about how your debt affects your plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off those loans before you can buy your first home? Or is it possible you could still qualify for a home loan even with that […]

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