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If you’re living on your own and looking to buy a home, know that you can make your dream a reality with thoughtful planning and the right...
The game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the homebuying process. Chess requires you to plan and...
Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year....
With the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics dominating the discussion in the housing market...
If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home values...
With mortgage rates climbing above 3% for the first time in months, serious buyers are more motivated than ever to find a home before the end of the...
Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing...
Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed...
The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for...
In today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of houses...
If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you...
If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much...
When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it...
As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent data...
As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something...
There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home...
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There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home...
Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But what...
As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books....
If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real...
There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record...
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...
In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But...
For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the...

October 29, 2021

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and Inspections

Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supply are driving intense competition and leading some buyers to consider waiving those contingencies to stand out in the crowded market.