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Should You Update Your House Before You Sell? Ask a Real Estate Professional.

By Bob DeVore | Nov 22, 2022

Some Highlights You may be wondering what needs to be renovated before you sell your house. In today’s shifting market, making your house appealing is more important than ever. That’s why it’s essential to lean on a real estate professional who has in-depth knowledge of today’s housing market. They know what buyers are looking for […]

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Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time

By Bob DeVore | Nov 22, 2022

This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled this year, severely limiting homebuying power […]

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What Homeowners Want To Know About Selling in Today’s Market

By Bob DeVore | Nov 22, 2022

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you’re likely hearing about the cooling housing market and wondering what that means for you. While it’s not the peak intensity we saw during the pandemic, we’re still in a sellers’ market. That means you haven’t missed your window. Realtor.com explains: “. . . while prospective home sellers […]

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Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter

By Bob DeVore | Nov 16, 2022

There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, and that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them – so you can make a […]

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Home Equity: A Source of Strength for Homeowners Today

By Bob DeVore | Nov 15, 2022

Experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like we saw back in 2008, and that’s good news for the housing market. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, says: “. . . don’t expect a housing bust like the mid-2000s, as lending standards in this housing cycle have been much tighter […]

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Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today

By Bob DeVore | Nov 7, 2022

Every time there’s a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines are focused on how much mortgage rates have climbed this year. And while it’s true rates have risen dramatically, it’s important to remember they aren’t the only factor in the affordability equation. Here […]

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Homeownership Wins Over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Bob DeVore | Nov 7, 2022

Some Highlights If you’re questioning whether or not to buy a home this year due to today’s cooling market, consider the long-term financial benefits of homeownership. As a homeowner, equity increases your wealth. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 290.2% since 1991. Homeownership wins in the long run. If you’re ready to buy a […]

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Do You Believe Homeownership Is Out of Reach? Maybe It Doesn’t Have To Be.

By Bob DeVore | Nov 3, 2022

It turns out, millennials aren’t the renter generation after all. The 2022 Consumer Insights Report from Mynd says there’s a portion of millennial and Gen Z buyers who are pursuing homeownership as a way to build their wealth, but it may not be exactly the way previous generations have done it. The study explains how […]

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Sell Your House Before the Holidays

By Bob DeVore | Nov 3, 2022

As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs, […]

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