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Worried About Mortgage Rates? Control the Controllables

Jun 18, 2024

Chances are you’re hearing a lot about mortgage rates right now. You may even see some headlines talking about last week’s Federal Reserve (the Fed) meeting and what it means for rates. But the Fed doesn’t determine mortgage rates, even if the headlines make it sound like they do. The truth is, mortgage rates are […]

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Do Elections Impact the Housing Market?

Jun 17, 2024

The 2024 Presidential election is just months away. As someone who’s thinking about potentially buying or selling a home, you’re probably curious about what effect, if any, elections have on the housing market. It’s a great question because buying or selling a home is a major decision, and it’s natural to wonder how such a […]

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Real Estate Is Still the Best Long-Term Investment

Jun 14, 2024

For twelve years straight, real estate has been voted the best long-term investment in an annual Gallup poll. So, if you’re debating between renting or buying, remember, that it’s more than just a roof over your head. A home is an asset that usually grows in value over time – and that makes it a […]

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Homebuilders Aren’t Overbuilding, They’re Catching Up

Jun 13, 2024

You may have heard that there are more brand-new homes available right now than the norm. Today, about one in three homes on the market are newly built. And if you’re wondering what that means for the housing market and for your own move, here’s what you need to know. Why This Isn’t Like 2008 […]

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Home Prices Aren’t Declining, But Headlines Might Make You Think They Are

Jun 12, 2024

If you’ve seen the news lately about home sellers slashing prices, it’s a great example of how headlines do more to terrify than clarify. Here’s what’s really happening with prices. The bottom line is home prices are higher than they were a year ago at this time, and they’re expected to keep rising, just at […]

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Savings Strategies Every First-Time Homebuyer Needs To Know

Jun 11, 2024

If homeownership is on your goal sheet for your future, you’re probably working on your savings. And a big priority is making sure you’ve got a plan in place for things like your closing costs, down payment, and more. Here are a few strategies that can help speed up that process. Budget and Track Your […]

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Selling Smart: Why a Real Estate Agent Makes All the Difference

Jun 10, 2024

If you’re considering selling your house on your own as a “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO), you want to think about if it’s really worth the extra stress. Going this route means shouldering a lot of responsibilities by yourself – and, if you’re not an expert, that opens the door for mistakes to happen and […]

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The Wealth-Building Power of Homeownership

Jun 7, 2024

If you’re trying to decide if buying a home is worth it, consider the long-term benefits, like building equity as home values grow over time. According to the FHFA, home values have increased by 315.7% since 1991. Home equity is one reason owning your own place can really pay off in the long run. When […]

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Your Equity Could Make a Move Possible

Jun 6, 2024

Many homeowners looking to sell feel like they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. Today’s mortgage rates are higher than the one they currently have on their home, and that’s making it harder to want to sell and make a move. Maybe you’re in the same boat. But what if there […]

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