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If you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living may be for you. The Pew Research Center defines a...
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If you’re thinking about selling your house but wondering if buyers are still out there, know that there are still people who are searching for a home...
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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...
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Since the 2008 housing bubble burst, the word recession strikes a stronger emotional chord than it ever did before. And while there’s some debate around...
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As the housing market cools in response to the dramatic rise in mortgage rates, home price appreciation is cooling as well. And if you’re following along with headlines...
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If you’re looking to buy a home, you probably want to secure the lowest interest rate possible for your home loan. Over the last couple of years,...
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Rising interest rates have begun to slow an overheated housing market as monthly mortgage payments have risen dramatically since the beginning of the year. This is leaving some people...
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Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you...
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What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year Experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree...
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If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to...
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this country. If you’ve had trouble finding...
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One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase...
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If you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher mortgage rates, today’s...
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If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it’s still a sellers’ market,...
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The desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the increase,...
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There’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But what does that mean...
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Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As...
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If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest of the year. While experts say price...
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If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I...
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The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good...
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You may be someone who looks forward to summer each year because it gives you an opportunity to rest, unwind, and enjoy more quality time...
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. But do you know it has a...
According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home that meets their needs....
Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, the answer to this question matters for you. Let’s break down what’s happening...

December 14, 2019

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer.
June 16, 2021

Don’t Wait To Sell Your House

We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired with very few houses for sale makes this the optimal time to sell for those who are ready to do so. Whatever the move you want to make looks like, here’s an overview of what’s creating the prime opportunity to sell this summer.
June 24, 2021

Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home

Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home right now. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Just as important, being able to present a pre-approval letter shows sellers you’re a qualified buyer, something that can really help you land your dream home in an ultra-competitive market.
July 17, 2021

Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what many are sensing: an increasing number of Americans believe it’s a “bad time to buy” a home. The percentage of those surveyed saying it’s a “bad time to buy” hit 64%, up from 56% last month and 38% last July.